World Intellectual Property Organization

Technology Transfer Links

Technology Transfer & Universities

  • The Association of Technology Managers (AUTM) includes more than 3,200 technology transfer managers and business executives who manage intellectual property and represent over 300 universities, research institutions and a number of companies and government organizations worldwide - for more information visit
  • The Association for University Research and Industry Links is dedicated to the development of partnerships between industry and higher education to support innovation and competitiveness - for more information visit
  • The University Companies Association (UNICO) aims to support technology transfer professionals and associated activities - for more information visit

  • The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI Inc.) is an association of 30 societies, with interests in the transfer of intellectual property rights, licensing, technology, from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trade marks - for more information visit
  • The European University Association (EUA) is developing a European "common market" of knowledge, cooperation and a wider networking to improve the coordination of research and innovation policies and research activities and to consolidate the key role of universities in improving Europe's research potential, at both the national and EU level - for more information visit
  • ProTon Europe is a network of technology offices linked to public research organizations and universities and aims to increase the commercial prospects of publicly-funded R&D throughout Europe by enhancing the skills of linked personnel and in assisting in the creation of new products, processes and markets, improving the management of innovation, to achieve economic growth, competitiveness and jobs - for more information visit
  • The European Association of Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO) aims to strengthen Europe's economic performance by supporting product and process innovation in all branches of industry and services - for more information visit

  • The Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA) is a non–profit initiative striving to ease the access to new technologies in developing countries, in particular to help public sector technologies to have an impact on the poor worldwide - for more information visit

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