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.


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

LSU Innovation Park offers specialized business assistance to help companies further and formulate their ideas. We have a prototyping center, designated LSU student program, and available office and lab space. Innovation Park strives to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs in strategic planning, raising capital, improving operations and increasing sales. From concept to well established businesses, our highly trained staff will create a custom solution for your business needs.

General Management Consulting

Business Planning
Market Research
Marketing Strategy
Employee Policy Manuals
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

Financial Management Consulting

Projected Financial Statements
Ratio Analysis
Pricing Strategy
Cost Analysis
Financial Capability for Growth


David WinwoodDavid Winwood
Executive Director
Phone: 225-578-7555

Roy KellerRoy Keller
LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 225-578-3985

Kristy BarlowKristy Barlow
Business Incubator Manager
Phone: 225-578-3982

Jason Boudreaux

Jason Boudreaux
Business Consultant
Phone: 225-578-8196



Lindsey SchexnayderLindsey Schexnayder
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 225-578-7555

Vic JohnsonVic Johnson
Technology Transfer Specialist
LA Technology Transfer Office
Phone: 228-688-1117




Trey PetitjeanTrey Petitjean
Engineering Intern
LSU Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2021

Julia PettusJulia Pettus
Finance Intern
LSU Accounting
Class of 2020


Board Members

Elif Acar-Chiasson, P.E.
CSRS Engineering,

Vice Chairman
Samuel Bentley Sr.
LSU Office of Research & Economic Development,
Vice President

Thomas A. Cotten
Thomas A. Cotten, CPA

J. Charles Dabadie
America's Regional
Manufacturing Manager

Brett Furr
Taylor Porter Law Firm,

Buck Gladden

Ric Kearny
Capital One Bank,
Southwest Regional Lending Manager,
BR Area Market President


Andrew "Andy" Maas
LSU Innovation & Technology
Assistant Vice President

Charles McCowan, Jr.
Kean Miller,

Cynthia Peterson
LSU College of Science,

Don Pierson
Louisiana Economic Development,

Bill Richardson
LSU AgCenter,
Vice President of Agriculture

Tom Sawyer
Sawyer & Associates

Deborah Sternberg
Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR),

Ann Trappey
Fort & Tablada Engineering,
CEO & President

Robert C. Tucker
Jones Walker,

Martin Walke
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority,
Vice President of
Economic Development

Richard "Dick" White
LSU E.J. Ourso College
of Business,

Judy Wornat
LSU College of Engineering,
Interim Dean


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louisiana business incubation association
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