The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is a non-profit organization set up “to educate, promote and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward. The AUTM community is comprised of more than 3,000 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations around the globe.”. AUTM technology startup databases useful for entrepreneurship scholars include:
- The Innovation Marketplace (AIM), which features thousands of university technologies available for licensing
- The Transactional Academic Comparables Tracking Database (TransACT), a searchable database of transactional terms and conditions relevant to licensing negotiations
- The Statistics Access for Technology Transfer (STATT) database with decades of industry data on licensing income, patent activity, research funding, staffing, start-ups, spinoffs, royalties, etc.
Access to AUTM Database
AUTM’s IP licensing and technology startup databases can be accessed via subscription or (in some cases) by participating in AUTM’s survey. The databases have been used for the following entrepreneurial research:
- Audretsch, D. B. (2017). Entrepreneurship and universities. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 31(1), 4. https://doi.org/10.1504/ijesb.2017.10004584
- Markman, Gideon & Phan, Phillip & Balkin, David & Gianiodis, Peter. (2005). Entrepreneurship and University-Based Technology Transfer. Journal of Business Venturing. 20. 241-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2003.12.003.