STEM launched to steer a new era.

Steering tech transfer towards a brighter future of better tech transfer management, the Society of Technology Management (STEM) was launched at the international workshop on `Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization’ convened by Cornell-in-India and Sathguru Management Consultant on April 17th, 2005. The Society was conceptualized by a group of visionary professionals to promote the best practices among technology management professionals in South Asia.

World bodies such as the International Federation of Technology Transfer Organizations (IFFTO), Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), Association of Universities for Technology Management (AUTM), Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals, have extended their wide support to STEM.

“I look forward to a long and very productive relationship between AUTM and STEM,” remarked Kevin W L Croft, Vice President for International Relations, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) on the occasion. “This is a timely and much needed initiative,” expressed Dr. O. Prem Das, Director, Office of Technology Licensing Harvard Medical School.

“Let us keep the STEM and Southern African Research and Innovation Management (SARIMA) in touch,” said Diana Coates, Executive Director, SARIMA

During its first meeting, Governing Council was constituted with Mr. K. Vijayaraghavan as the President, Dr. R.K Gupta (Vice President) Dr. K. Satyanarayana (Secretary), and Dr Kiran. K. Sharma (Treasurer). Dr. K.V. Raman will be in-charge of International Liaison. The members sketched the future agenda of the STEM.


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