Fostering Research and Catalyzing Economic Development | LSU Strategic Plan 2025

Our Strategic Challenges

LSU will create the necessary environment for its researchers and relevant partners to positively contribute to the 21st century innovation economy.

Fostering Research and Catalyzing Economic Development 

LSU will encourage, support, and develop research and educational pursuits to work with all relevant partners to drive economic activity and wealth creation locally, nationally, and globally.

Grow Interdisciplinary Research

LSU will foster transformational fundamental science and grow interdisciplinary research prioritizing current and emerging focal areas.

Catalyze the Innovation Cycle

LSU will develop a strong culture of invention and discovery by supporting, incentivizing, and showcasing technology commercialization and university-industry interaction.

Translate Innovation into Wealth Creation

LSU will translate innovation into wealth creation by supporting researchers, students, and other entrepreneurs; leveraging university and regional assets; and connecting researchers, students, and other entrepreneurs to industry, alumni, and capital resources.

Univserity-Led Initiative

The LSU Center for Next Generation Materials and Manufacturing

LSU will build on its investment in materials science research with applications to energy, medicine, high-precision electronics and sensors, computational modeling, the environment and manufacturing. This multi-disciplinary ecosystem will be poised to develop new advanced manufacturing and materials technologies, introduce novel robotics & automation technologies in manufacturing environments, and enable high-value product manufacturing from the state’s strong base in chemical manufacturing, with particular emphasis on process innovation.