The ARTF has entered into a partnership with Auburn University, the Auburn Industrial Development Board, and the City of Auburn to facilitate knowledge-based economic development. They agreed to:

  • Recruit and locate knowledge-based industries to Auburn in either the Auburn Research Park or in the City’s technology parks
  • Facilitate the university technology commercialization through the Auburn University Office of Technology Transfer and the ARTF
  • Support a university/ARTF-based business incubator that would include business services, mentoring, networking, investors, strategic alliances, business management expertise, etc.
  • Foster dialogue between Auburn as a research university and an industry with the intent of developing research relationships and technology transfer