Who We Are
Who We Are


LSU Innovation Park provides companies and entrepreneurs with a broader avenue for intellectual enrichment and technological discovery by partnering scientific investigation and business enterprise under one umbrella.

As the state’s flagship university, research is a cornerstone of LSU. The university began planning a dedicated complex for research commercialization in 2005 to further its commitment to innovation. Located just five miles south of the main campus, the LSU Innovation Park is the epicenter for technology innovation and startup ventures in the Baton Rouge region. By helping researchers bring new technology to market, the LSU Innovation Park creates high-quality jobs, benefits the community and enhances the image of Louisiana.

Innovation Park Incentives

We give companies a competitive advantage in attracting customers, press, talent, mentors and funding to grow their business.

  • A prominent location offering easy, convenient access to LSU faculty, research and students
  • Designated by Association of University Research Parks as a qualified research park and by the federal government as a HUB zone, resident companies are eligible for numerous research and development tax incentives and credits, as well as other state incentive programs
  • Competitively priced land and lab/office space leases for technology companies

 

Staff

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Charles F. D’Agostino
Executive Director 
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: cdag@lsu.edu

 

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Kenneth Anderson
Student Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-7127
Email: kande55@lsu.edu

 

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Kristy Barlow
Business Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-3982
Email: kbarlo2@lsu.edu

 

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Jason Boudreaux
Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8196
Email: jboud55@lsu.edu

 

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Vic Johnson
Technology Transfer Specialist
LA Technology Transfer Office
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: 228-688-1117
Email: vjohns3@lsu.edu

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Roy Keller
Director, LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 225-578-3985
Email: rkeller@lsu.edu

 

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Margaret Smith
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 225-578-7555
Email: msmi196@lsu.edu

 

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Matthew Wiggins
Program Manager, Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8754
Email: mwiggi1@lsu.edu

 

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Devon Bondi
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2017

 

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Andrew Hagen
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2017

 

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Annie Smith
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2017

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Will Bullock
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2018

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Van T. Le
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2019

 

   

 

 

Board Members

Elif Acar-Chiasson, P.E. – Chairperson
CSRS Engineering, COO

 

Thomas A. Cotten
Thomas A. Cotten, CPA

 

Dan Layzell
LSU Finance & Administrative Services, Vice President

 

Warren O. Birkett, Jr.
WYBIRK & Associates, President

Arthur R. Cooper
LSU Research and Technology Foundation, CEO

 

Adam Knapp
BR Area Chamber, President and CEO

 

Laurie Aronson
Lipseys, CEO

 

Buck Gladden
GladTags, President

Ric Kearny
Capital One Bank, Southwest Regional Commercial Lending Mgr., Baton Rouge Area Market President

 

Charles F. D’Agostino- Secretary Treasurer
LSU LBTC – Executive Director

 

Brett Furr
Taylor Porter Law Firm, Partner

 

Charles S. McCowan, Jr.
Kean Miller, Partner

K.T. Valsaraj – Vice Chairman
LSU ORED, Vice Chancellor

 

J. Charles Dabadie
ExxonMobil, America’s Regional Manufacturing Manager

 

Andrew “Andy” Maas
LETC/LSU Research & Economic Development, Assistant Vice President

 

Michael Olivier
CEcD Committee of 100, CEO

 

 

 

Partnerships

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