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Editor-in-Chief,   Anatole Krattiger

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Other Networking Resources

There are many networking opportunities through professional societies, many of which maintain local/national chapters. The main ones are given here. Please contact us if you feel we should add additional societies.

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
AUTM is a nonprofit professional association with membership of more than 3,600 intellectual property managers and business executives from 45 countries. The association's mission is to advance the field of technology transfer, and enhance our ability to bring academic and nonprofit research to people around the world.

Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is an association of 32 national and regional societies, each composed of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights, from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trademarks. LES members enjoy formal and informal opportunities to share information on best practices, trends and the latest licensing resources. With local chapters in key technology transfer centers throughout the world, LES offers a full calendar of education and networking events. Through meetings, educational programs, and ongoing contact, LES brings together a broad range of licensing professionals with common interests and similar professional goals.

Society for Technology Management (India)
Indian professional association for technology transfer professionals.

Southern African Research and Innovation Managers (South Africa)
Technology transfer professional association based out of South Africa.

The University Companies Association - Unico (United Kingdom)
Unico, founded in 1994, is the UK's leading representative body of professionals who help realise the potential of research through commercialisation. Unico members maximise the impact of UK research to benefit society and strengthen the economy through innovation methods such as: helping identify the useful purposes for research discoveries; protecting intellectual property; creating quality university "spin-out" companies; licensing new research discoveries and providing businesses with the world-class expertise and facilities to solve growth-inhibiting challenges.