BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, celebrated its 26th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 6. The anniversary party, with 350 guests in attendance, included an awards ceremony for eight LBTC tenants and staff, four guest speakers and three company graduations. These three LBTC graduate companies brings the incubator graduate total to nearly… Read More
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently visited the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at the LSU Innovation Park to meet with St. James Technologies, or SJTechs, in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. SJTechs is an electronics design and contract manufacturer that specializes in sensors and industrial applications.
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s prototyping center ProtoStripes was awarded $25,000 by the Louisiana Business Incubation Association, or LBIA. The grant will be used to purchase a Creaform 3D scanner for the prototyping center. With the addition of the 3D scanner, the LBTC will be able to shrink the cost and time it would… Read More
Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana is one of six states to receive $3.25 million from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). A total of nearly $18 million will be awarded to three regional partnerships that will collaborate on science and engineering research, education, and outreach to accelerate progress on… Read More
The pilot phase of the LSU LIFT2 Grant Program has concluded, and 15 grants totaling $500,000 will be awarded to support proof of concept innovations. The LIFT2 grants will support projects ranging from a number of disciplines from all five of LSU’s research campuses.
The LSU Student Incubator awarded $25,000 cash to five student-run startups during the culmination of the third-annual Venture Challenge on April 25. This is the third year the Venture Challenge has showcased LSU’s brightest student entrepreneurs, and the LSU Student Incubator plans to continue providing student business with the total startup experience next year.
LSU Student Incubator to Give Students the Total Startup Experience and Award $25,000 During 3rd Annual Venture Challenge
The LSU Student Incubator will host its 3rd Annual Venture Challenge this spring with the final round to take place on April 25. The program supports LSU students in their entrepreneur endeavors and will award $25,000 cash to six participating student businesses. “The Venture Challenge is the total startup experience for LSU students,” LSU Student… Read More
LSU LIFT, or Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer, Fund will support commercialization of faculty intellectual property through small grants for applied research on proof of concept In addition to approving changes to its regulations governing technology transfer and commercialization at LSU, the LSU Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of the LSU LIFT Fund… Read More
LSU’s Louisiana Business and Technology Center, or LBTC, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, or PBRC, have teamed up to create a biotechnology business incubator. The BioTech Initiative is a specialized incubator that will facilitate the growth of companies focusing on impacting patient health and care through technological advances. LBTC’s staff is comprised of incubator… Read More