Who We Are | LSU Innovation Park

Who We Are

About LSU Innovation Park

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.

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
cdag@lsu.edu

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David Winwood, PhD, RTTP
Assistant Executive Director
Phone: 225-578-7555
dwinwood@lsu.edu

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

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

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

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Vic Johnson
Technology Transfer Specialist
LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 228-688-1117
vjohns3@lsu.edu

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

 

 

 
 

David Smith

David Smith
Graduate Assistant
Flores MBA Program
Class of 2019

Van Le

Van T. Le
Prototype Intern
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2019

Melanie Smith PR Intern

Melanie Smith 
Communications Specialist

 
 

 

 

Board Members

Chairperson
Elif Acar-Chiasson, P.E.
CSRS Engineering,
COO
Vice Chairman
K.T. Valsaraj
LSU Office of Research &
Economic Development,
Vice Chancellor
Secretary Treasurer
Charles F. D’Agostino
LSU Innovation Park,
Executive Director
Thomas A. Cotten
Thomas A. Cotten, CPA

 

J. Charles Dabadie
ExxonMobil,
America's Regional
Manufacturing Manager
Brett Furr
Taylor Porter Law Firm,
Partner
Buck Gladden
GladTags,
President
Ric Kearny
Capital One Bank, 
Southwest Regional Lending Manager, 
BR Area Market President

 

Dan Layzell
LSU Finance & Administrative 
Services, 
Vice President
Andrew "Andy" Maas
LSU Innovation & Technology
Commercialization,
Assistant Vice President
Charles McCowan, Jr.
Kean Miller,
Partner
Cynthia Peterson
LSU College of Science,
Dean

 

Don Pierson
Louisiana Economic Development, 
Secretary
Bill Richardson
LSU AgCenter,
Vice President of Agriculture
Tom Sawyer
Sawyer & Associates
Deborah Sternberg
Starmount Life Insurance Company, 
Executive Vice President

 

Ann Trappey
Fort & Tablada Engineering,
CEO & President
Robert C. Tucker
Jones Walker,
Partner
Martin Walke
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority,
Vice President of
Economic Development
Richard "Dick" White
LSU E.J. Ourso College
of Business,
Dean

 

Richard "Dick" White
LSU E.J. Ourso College
of Business,
Dean
Judy Wornat
LSU College of Engineering, 
Interim Dean 
 
 

 

Partnerships 

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lsu research & technology foundation logo
louisiana economic development logo
louisiana business incubation association

 

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LSU office of research and economic developement logo
 
 

 

  • Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association
  • InBIA
  • Louisiana Funds, Early State Venture Capital
  • USDA
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer