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U.K.’s AURIL (Association for University Research and Industry Links) Signs Agreement with U.S.’s Technology Transfer Tactics For Distribution of Continuing Professional Development Resources


By Jason Norris
Published: June 16th, 2009

AURIL (Association for University Research and Industry Links), Europe’s largest organization for knowledge transfer professionals (a field also known as “technology transfer”), has signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding with Technology Transfer Tactics (TTT), a Florida-based publisher of continuing professional development content on the commercialization of university research.

The agreement highlights AURIL’s recognition that TTT-produced materials (newsletters, audioconferences, books) “can have educational value to knowledge transfer professionals,” and provides a mechanism for AURIL members to obtain these resources at discounted prices.

“We feel this formal arrangement with TTT will provide a wider range of practical, easily-accessible knowledge transfer information for our members,” said Dr. Phillip Graham, AURIL’s executive director. “It will also provide them financial savings in today’s stressed economy,” he added.

David Schwartz, TTT’s CEO, echoed the MoU in saying, “Recognizing that AURIL is one of the world’s leading organizations for knowledge transfer professionals, we’re delighted to make these information products available to AURIL members at a significant cost savings.”

Both groups will cooperate in publicizing this new arrangement to AURIL members.

Originally established in the 1980s, AURIL has over 1600 members, located primarily in the UK and Ireland, and is acknowledged as the largestknowledge transfer association for practitioners in organizations engaged in knowledge transfer.

TTT is a privately held information publishing company, founded in 2007 by David Schwartz and Dr. Leslie Norins. Their combined experience in scientific publishing exceeds 50 years. Its educational product line includes two monthly newsletters by subscription, two free weekly e-zines, and numerous audioconferences, special reports and books.

Both TTT and AURIL share the common objective of stimulating the rapid, effective transfer of knowledge and technologies between universities and research institutes and the commercial marketplace — and thereby into use by society. This process is facilitated by specialized staff who convert research discoveries into practical applications, often involving the return of licensing royalties back to inventors and to universities for further re-investment.

For further information: www.AURIL.org.uk and www.technologytransfertactics.com.

AURIL
Phil Graham, 44-028-9097-2589
or
Technology Transfer Tactics
David Schwartz, 404-626-8191


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