Tuesday Licensing Forum: Building a Collaborative Innovation Ecosystem Together!

Tuesday Licensing Forum: Building a Collaborative Innovation Ecosystem Together!

March 20, 2023

For this week's Tuesday Licensing Forum, on March 21 at 2 p.m. we will have a special presentation and discussion with Stephen Susalka, Chief Executive Officer of AUTM (formerly the Association of University Technology Managers).

Building a Collaborative Innovation Ecosystem Together


Successful technology transfer requires a delicate balance of science, business, and the law among a variety of stakeholders including the government, research institutions and the commercial sector. Come join AUTM CEO Steve Susalka to discuss our evolving profession, the changes on the horizon and the resources that AUTM provides to support our federal technology transfer professionals.

Tuesday Licensing Forum 
Occurs every Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
Meeting number (access code): 2550 971 1720
Meeting password: P38Ad2DBnQb

Meeting link: https://nih.webex.com/wbxmjs/joinservice/sites/nih/meeting/download/6d42cafb64194738a0796c8995618746?siteurl=nih&MTID=m89117819476b9ca186b7a6257cdddd07

About the speaker:

Dr. Stephen J. Susalka is the Chief Executive Officer of AUTM, a 2,500+ member non-profit association, focused on supporting and enhancing technology transfer globally, and oversees a cooperative agreement with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to support federal technology transfer for more than 300 federal labs across the US. As an international leader in technology commercialization, Steve uses his experience in intellectual property protection, licensing and company formation to empower, promote and connect AUTM members as they advance the next generation of ground-breaking innovations into the products and services of tomorrow.

A regular speaker on technology transfer issues, Steve has frequently presented on Capitol Hill and internationally on topics ranging from start-up formation to the evolution of the profession. He has worked with senior leaders from around the world on strategies to enhance the commercialization of early-stage inventions and has provided testimony to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology on promoting best practices for intellectual property and technology transfer. Before joining AUTM, Steve served as Associate Director for Commercialization at Wake Forest Innovations.

Steve earned his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia and is a registered U.S. Patent Agent. He is a past Board member of multiple Wake Forest-affiliated startups and is both a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).