Ian McClure Named AUTM Chair-Elect

Ian McClure, associate vice president for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact, was named AUTM's chair-elect at the 2021 AUTM Annual Meeting on March 18. Ian will bring his leadership and innovation skills to the chair-elect position in 2021-2022 and the chair position in 2022-2023.

AUTM is the non-profit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward.

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OTC FY 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

                                                                         Read the Report (pdf, 24 pgs)

By The Numbers

117 inventions

disclosed in FY 2020

$2.9 million

in gross royalty income in FY 2020

165 patent applications

filed in FY 2020

$5.9 million

in income distributed to inventors since 2010

29 licenses & options

executed in FY 2020

$16.8 million

income distributed to colleges & departments since 2010

UKACCEL/UACCEL PROGRAM UPDATE

UKAccel/UAccel Graduates December 2020

LAUNCH BLUE'S FIRST UKACCEL/UACCEL GRADUATING COHORT

On December 4, the first innovator cohort graduated from the UKAccel/UAccel accelerator program managed by Launch Blue.

“The first cohort of the UAccel program in partnership with Launch Blue and Kentucky Commercialization Ventures has been an overwhelming success. UAccel’s unique combination of entrepreneurship training, cohort meetings with report-outs, individual coaching sessions, and application assignments provided the framework for teams to fully engage with the program, challenge their assumptions, and conceptualize viable commercialization pathways for their technologies.” --Eric Hartman, associate director, UK Office of Technology Commercialization and coach for the UKAccel/UAccel program.

Congratulations to all the innovators who participated and graduated!