02/15/2012 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE – Roy Keller, director of the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office located
in LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center, has been named a recipient of the
Champion of Small Business Innovation Award. The Small Business Technology Council
formally announced the award Feb. 2.
According to SBTC, Keller was selected because he contributed to the Small Business
Innovation Research reauthorization efforts. These efforts led to the SBIR reauthorization
bill passage, which President Obama signed at the end of 2011.
“It was crucial to Louisiana that the SBIR program be reauthorized since it represents
one of the largest sources of seed funding for our technology based small business,”
SBTC members nominated individuals most deserving of this recognition, and the SBTC
board reviewed those nominations to select winners. This award is meant to identify
and recognize those whose contributions were well above normal efforts.
The SBTC board will host an awards ceremony for winners of this award at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in conjunction with the annual National Small Business Association Board
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. Established in 1988, the LBTC’s highly successful business incubator program has been honored as the National Business Incubator Association’s Incubator of the Year. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/lbtc or call 225-578-7555.
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012