Louisiana Business & Technology Center to Officially Launch New Prototyping Center

08/27/2014 03:00 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, will host a launch party for their new prototyping center ProtoStripes, “Where Tigers Create Their Mark,” on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at the LSU Innovation Park. The center provides the necessary equipment for companies to build prototypes of their inventions, innovations and technologies.

The launch of the LBTC’s ProtoStripes is a milestone toward enhancing technological innovation and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The center welcomes all Louisiana entrepreneurs and businesses to take advantage of ProtoStripe’s professional services to aid innovators on the design, functionality and creation of 3D prototypes.  

“Over the LBTC’s 26 year history, incubator clients have asked for assistance in developing their ideas into prototypes,” LBTC Executive Director Charles D’Agostino said. “Now with the addition of ProtoStripes and the center’s prototyping equipment, we are able to offer these entrepreneurs and innovators a complete prototype package, which will help our clients attract capital and launch their business.”

ProtoStripes will utilize a three-stage process to ensure their innovators are focused on using the most effective method to commercialize their product. The center’s three phases include feasibility, prototype design and commercialization. By following this process, small businesses will be able to display working prototypes to their potential investors.

ProtoStripes is operated by the Louisiana Business & Technology Center’s staff including a College of Engineering student experienced in prototype development and design.  ProtoStripes is located in the LBTC at the LSU Innovation Park. The center contains prototyping equipment including a Stratsys 3D printer and is expecting the arrival of a new 3D scanner.

Louisiana Business & Technology Center
Established in 1988, the Louisiana Business & Technology Center has earned national and international recognition as one of the nation’s top, technology-based business incubators.  The LBTC serves as LSU’s contact in the business community, supports small businesses and entrepreneurs, and contributes to economic development within both the Capital City Region and the State of Louisiana.

For more information on the LBTC, please visit www.lbtc.lsu.edu.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014