LSU Innovation Park Director Elected Association President

12/18/2014 11:06 AM

BATON ROUGE – The Association of University Research Parks, which represents more than 700 research and science parks worldwide, elected LSU Innovation Park and Louisiana Business and Technology Center Executive Director Charles F. D’Agostino president of the international organization. D’Agostino has served three terms on the AURP board. He was elected president at the international conference, “Communities of Innovation” in Florida this month.

The LSU Innovation Park houses the 26,000-square-foot Emerge Center, a center that offers treatment for and conducts research on autism plus other speech and hearing disorders. The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training is also housed at the park. In total, there are more than 34 entities at the LSU Innovation Park accounting for more than 250 employees with an average payroll of more than $56,000 per person.

D’Agostino was a 2010 Fulbright Specialist at the U.S. State Department and was given the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Business Incubation Association. He founded the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU in 1988 and started the LSU Innovation Park in 2009. He has been actively involved in research parks and incubators internationally for the past 26 years.

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Alison  Satake 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014