LSU Innovation Park

LSU Innovation Park is a business incubator and accelerator with statewide support for technology users and creators. Through our Louisiana SBDC and LTTO we provide experienced business consultants to advise, provide solutions and assist with capital


LSU Innovation Park provides entrepreneurs and companies with the environment to grow your business. Our park amenities, experienced business consultants, resources at LSU, and throughout the state combine to provide advice, solutions, and access to the capital and other resources all under one umbrella. As the state’s flagship university, research is the cornerstone of LSU. Located just five miles south of the main campus, the LSU Innovation Park is the focal point for technological innovation and startup ventures in the Baton Rouge region as a dedicated complex for research commercialization. By helping researchers bring new technology to market, the LSU Innovation Park creates high quality companies and employment while benefitting both the Baton Rouge community and the state of Louisiana. We give companies a competitive advantage in attracting customers, press, talent, mentors, and funding to grow their business. • Access to LSU faculty, research and students • Business consultation provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center @ LSU • Designated by Association of University Research Parks as an award winning 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 General Management Consulting: (Business Planning, Market Research, Marketing Strategy,  Human Resource Issues, Employee Quality Issues, Customer Service Issues) Technology Management Consulting: (Commercializing New Technologies,  Technology Transfer Assistance, Access to LSU Developed Technology & Resources, Access to Federal Laboratory Consortium, Access to LBTC Resource Network, Assistance with SBIR/STTR Applications, Assistance with Capital Formation) Financial Management Consulting: (Projected Financial Statements, Ratio Analysis, Pricing Strategy, Cost Analysis, Financial Capability for Growth)

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Model development
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Ideation
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Lean Canvas development
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Technology Transfer

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Leveraged Buyout
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Product Licensing
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Grant Writing/Preparation
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Guaranty
  • Loan Providers
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • SBIR & STTR Grant Identification and Preparation
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training
  • Workplace Assessments for Employees with Disabilities

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
Primary Contact
Hutch McClendon
8000 Innovation Park
Baton Rouge, LA 70820