Economic Development

Economic Development

We welcome opportunities to partner with industry and business. Our faculty are on the leading edge of research and development. See how your business can benefit from our expertise today.  For more information, contact Greg Trahan, Director of Economic Development for ORED.

Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization

The mission of the ITC is to effectively commercialize inventions and discoveries emerging from research and other scholarly activities conducted at this great University. They act as a bridge between the University research community and commercialization partners to facilitate the transfer of intellectual property created at LSU. This mission supports LSU’s goal of maximizing its impact on the intellectual, economic, and social development of Louisiana and beyond an aim of the University Flagship 2020 Agenda.

Louisiana Business & Technology Center

Since the LBTC was established 26 years ago, we have continued to foster growth in new businesses, spur economic diversification and expand Louisiana’s economy. The LBTC has won national and international recognition as one of the nation’s top technology business incubators. A few of the incubator’s most recent awards include 2013 AURP Emerging Research Park of the Year (With the LSU Innovation Park), 2009 NBIA most innovative program, 2009 EDA Excellence in Economic Development, 2007 Federal Lab Consortium Technology Transfer Outstanding Service Award, the 2007 Southern Growth Policies Board Innovator Award, and the 2005 NBIA Incubator of the Year (out of 1200 Incubators internationally).

Corporate & Foundation Relations

CFR facilitates university-wide partnerships with corporations and private foundations in all areas that add value to these organizations and the flagship university in terms of recruiting, research, education, outreach, employee training, environmental action, and marketing.