LSU’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can assist prospective partners and assist in making connections on many levels, including:
- Starting a business
- Commercializing ideas
- Accessing knowledge
Starting a Business
Whether you’re just beginning to think about starting a business or are actively trying to grow your newly formed business, LSU has resources on campus to assist you. The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute offers the following program:
- Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
- Entrepreneurship Fellows Program
- The LSU One Hundred: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses
- New Venture Business Plan Competition
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC), located on LSU’s south campus, serves as an incubator for small businesses. The LBTC not only provides space for start-up businesses to operate but also provides management and administrative services as needed through services available in the Technology Transfer Office, the Mobile Classroom and International Trade Counseling.
Commercializing Ideas and Accessing Knowledge
LSU can provide industry partners with easy access to its research experts in a variety of fields and work with these industry partners to foster industry-sponsored research and further technology commercialization. LSU has more than 2,000 sponsored research projects underway at any given time guided through the Council on Research which serves as a catalyst for discovery, knowledge and progress. LSU’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) can assist industry partners seeking research partnerships with LSU faculty. LSU’s Office of Intellectual Property, Commercialization & Development can assist corporate partners facilitating the transfer of intellectual property created at LSU through collaborations with LSU research faculty.
Beyond the boundaries of campus, an array of business resources exists to support Louisiana’s business community and economy in the pursuit of innovation and growth: