LifeArc has a team of technology transfer professionals dedicated to helping us, and the research organisations we work with, make the most of the innovations that scientists generate. We aim to ensure innovation is protected and developed to its potential.

The ‘tech transfer’ process can be complex and needs people with a diverse range of qualities and skills to guide innovations further along their development pathways. In the life sciences area, skilled technology transfer professionals are highly sought after.

If you have an interest in advancing fundamental science towards patients, LifeArc’s fellowship programmes could be for you. We’ve established two fellowships to help develop skills and knowledge for scientists who are interested in building a career in technology transfer.

The LifeArc Technology Transfer Fellowship programme has been designed to address a shortfall in the number and in the skills of aspiring technology transfer professionals. The programme offers four Fellowships and runs for a 12-month period, with full funding provided by LifeArc.

The LifeArc-AUTM Technology Transfer Fellowships pair UK life-science graduates and post-doctoral students with an experienced technology transfer mentor who will help them prepare for a career in technology transfer. Each successful Fellow receives a year’s AUTM membership with access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Practice Manual (TTPM), which follows a core syllabus of educational webinars covering such topics as Basics of Technology Transfer, Invention Disclosures – From Cradle to Licensing, Basic Patenting, Marketing, and Negotiation. Fellows will also be funded to attend two major AUTM meetings in the US which draw 2,000 attendees from around the world and offer over 80 educational sessions and significant networking opportunities.

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