About the ARTF

Founded in 2004, the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation (ARTF) is a university-affiliated, non-profit [501(c)3] corporation formed to support the mission of Auburn University, particularly research and economic development. The ARTF is governed by a board of directors consisting of business and economic development professionals, an Auburn University trustee and vice president for research, City of Auburn mayor, university deans, and a venture capitalist.

Formed initially to develop and operate the Auburn Research Park, the scope of the ARTF has expanded to asset management and business development. Over time, the ARTF will develop a contract research capability.

The ARTF has established and is implementing a fully operational infrastructure model for linking the research enterprise of Auburn University, and the local entrepreneurial community, to technology-based economic development. This infrastructure consists of the university research enterprise and technology transfer functions linked to the Auburn Business Incubator and Auburn Research Park of the ARTF along with the business development focus.