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Past Reports

For more than a decade AUTM has asked its members to share news about their successes. The result? Scores of stories about things you use every day that wouldn't even exist without technology transfer.To read some of these stories, download past printed reports, below. Or search the database or browse the Featured Stories page.

AUTM is committed to providing these resources so people everywhere can understand how academic research and technology transfer have changed our way of life.


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2011 Better World Report
Respond, Recover, Restructure: Technologies Helping the World in the Face of Adversity
The 2011 AUTM Better World Report is the sixth in AUTM's series of reports making up the Better World Project. The 2011 Better World Report: Respond, Recover, Restructure: Technologies Helping the World in the Face of Adversity is a compelling collection of stories that chronicles the rich variety of technologies that are impacting the world in which we live.

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2010 Better World Report
The Positive Impact of Academic Innovations on Quality of Life
The 2010 AUTM Better World Report is the fifth in AUTM's series of reports making up the Better World project. The 2010 Better World Report: The Positive Impact of Academic Innovations on Quality of Life celebrates real-world examples of technologies that directly impact the health, well-being and overall quality of life of people around the world.

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2009 Better World Report
Innovations from Academic Research that Positively Impact Global Health
The 2009 AUTM Better World Report is the fourth in our series of reports making up the Better World project. This report illustrates the real impact of technology transfer — bringing the results of research into use for the benefit of the general public, our institutions and the communities we serve.

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2008 Better World Reports

  •  The Better World Report Part One
    The Art of Collaboration: The Relationships that Bring Academic Innovations to the Marketplace

    Collaboration is a vital component of technology transfer. Whether among researchers, departments or between university offices and the business community, local and national governments or nonprofit organizations, it is these working partnerships that cultivate great ideas and transform them into technologies that benefit society. You'll read about technology that vastly improves the speed at which drugs and fluids can be administered in an emergency, how what started as a "curious compound" now provides hope to millions battling cancer and how a researcher working on artificial limbs helped develop voice identification technology that may one day help fight terrorism.

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  •  The Better World Report Part Two
    Technology Transfer Works: 100 Innovations from Academic Research to Real-World Application

    These 100 innovations illustrate the many ways in which collaboration among many talented individuals leads to the success of academic technology transfer. Whether the product is a new surgical tool for glaucoma, a device that eliminates head lice in 30 minutes or biodegradable composites made of plant materials, the world is certainly a better place thanks to the hard work and determination of the many individuals involved in these featured stories.

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2007 Better World Reports

You can purchase printed copies of the 2007 Better World Reports in the AUTM Marketplace.

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2006 Better World Reports

You can purchase printed copies of the 2006 Better World Reports in the AUTM Marketplace.

Or download the 2006 editions in PDF format. The two-volume set includes: