National Council Awards Roy Keller the Small Business Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award
BATON ROUGE - Roy Keller, director of the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office and associate director of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Small Business Technology Council of the National Small Business Association for his work supporting and promoting the Small Business Innovation Research program. Keller was presented the award in the Senate Small Business Committee hearing room in Washington, D.C. The Louisiana Technology Transfer Office, or LTTO, was established as a unit of the LSU business incubator in 1990 and has offices at LSU and at the NASA Stennis Space Center.
Keller joined the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at LSU in 1992, where he serves as manager for Louisiana Small Business Innovation Research grant program and has access to the Federal Laboratory Consortium. He provides education and outreach programs to Louisiana universities, small businesses, government officials and small businesses interested in competing for these technology research grants.
“Mr. Keller is a leader in the national SBIR grant program. We are honored to have this national recognition for the work that he has done for the state of Louisiana. Since implementing this program, Louisiana has moved up in national rankings from 45 to a top 30 position for SBIR grants won by Louisiana small businesses,” said Executive Director of the LSU Innovation Park Charles F. D’Agostino.
Louisiana companies have won more than $85 million in SBIR awards through the LSU-LTTO since 1990. The office offers planning grants of $2,000 to eligible small businesses interested in competing for these research grants.
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