ATTP’s mission is to promote and maintain global standards in knowledge and technology transfer.

ATTP does this via the Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) designation, the international professional standard for knowledge transfer and commercialization practitioners working in universities, industry and government labs.


ATTP’s goals are clear and aligned.

  • Maintain internationally recognized standards for the knowledge and technology transfer professional.
  • Award the RTTP designation to knowledge and technology professionals who demonstrate core competency and achievement in the field.
  • Support national associations of KE/KT professionals to raise the caliber of their members through recognized programs of professional development.
  • Encourage training providers to deliver programs that comply with internationally recognized standards.

The leaders of ASTP, AUTM, PraxisAuril and KCA decided that a global alliance was needed to support a credential across borders.

In 2010, the four founding organizations banded together each contributing financial support to form the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals to develop the standards and deliver the credential of Recognized Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). The first RTTP designations where granted in 2010, Currently, there are over 450 RTTPs.