Alliance Members

The Alliance

The Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP)

ASTP is the premier, pan-European association for professionals involved in knowledge transfer between universities and industry. By promoting and professionalizing knowledge transfer practice, the association aims to enhance the impact of public research on society and the economy. ASTP has more than 800 members, covering 41 countries.

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AUTM is a global network of members that come from more than 350 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and government agencies as well as hundreds of companies involved with managing and licensing innovations derived from academic and nonprofit research.

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International Strategic Technology Alliance (ISTA)

ISTA is an international collaboration and partnership platform among 27 renowned tertiary education institutions in China and the world in fostering applied R&D, technology transfer and commercialization of technologies and products.

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Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA)

Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that serves as a network of innovation managers and technology transfer professionals in Malaysian institutions who are actively involved in commercialization of innovations.

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Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA)

KCA is the Australasian peak body leading best practice in industry engagement, commercialisation and entrepreneurship for research organisations. KCA achieves this through expert delivery of stakeholder connections, professional development and advocacy.

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Italian Network for the Valorisation of Research (NETVAL)

NETVAL has been focusing its activities on the dissemination of information and culture of Knowledge Transfer (KT) in Italy through initiatives aimed at bringing together the Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) of Universities and Public Research Organizations through training courses, meetings and thematic working groups.



PraxisAuril is a UK-based not-for profit organization set up to support innovation and commercialization of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact.

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The REDTRANSFER Association is aimed at those who are professionally engaged in research management, knowledge transfer and innovation in both public entities and private entities.

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Southern Africa Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)

SARIMA is a membership association for institutions and persons engaged in advancing research and innovation management.


Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support (SNITTS)

SNITTS is an association for those engaged in knowledge and technology exchange (Technology Transfer).


Society for Technology Management (STEM)

STEM is a not-for-profit organization which provides a facilitative environment for successful technology transfer processes and promotes best practices in technology management.

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TransferAllianz is the commercialization network for German academic inventions combines patent marketing and technology transfer agencies in a single network, offers professional technology transfer at the interface between science and marketplace. Provides enterprises with access to the entire range of evaluated and patented research results from German universities and research institutes.

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University Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer (UNITT)

UNITT – Japan promotes the sound development of partnerships between academia and industry, maintaining a close partnership between institutions of higher learning, TLOs, and the individuals and institutions that support their activities.


Üniversite Sanayi İşbirliği Merkezleri Platformu (ÜSİMP)

ÜSİMP – actively supports a range of university-industry co-operations in Turkey and works with its members aspiring for a more professional level of co-operation. Its core focus is on universities; training, and promotion of the transfer of new technologies into society.


Korea Association of University Technology Transfer Management (KAUTM)

KAUTM is a network organization made up of technology licensing offices of universities throughout South Korea that collaborate and interact through the network. KAUTM promotes the commercialization of technologies of member universities through seminars, marketing events, and knowledge committees.