Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) US Eastern Region Meeting

bluebox joined several US universities, innovation companies, venture capital firms and legal professionals at an innovation transfer conference in Boston in early September.


The focus of the two day AUTM meeting was on practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships, culminating in successful licensing or company formation and ultimately successful product or service market entry and growth.

A highlight of the meeting was connecting with several potential licensees of QUT innovations, based on the US east coast. Boston itself is an innovation and start-up company hub, complementing Silicon Valley on the US west coast, and growing in terms of the number of start-up company incubators.

Written by bluebox’s Operations Manager, Brent Watts, who is currently undertaking a Technology Transfer Fellowship at Boston University, which will be the subject of one of our future blogs.