LSU Innovation & Technology Commercialization

LSU ITC works with the University research community to commercialize the intellectual property created at LSU and connect LSU resources to Louisiana business. This work advances innovation and maximizes the University’s impact on Louisiana.


The LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization works with the University research community to facilitate the evaluation, protection, and licensing of intellectual property created at LSU. This work maximizes the University’s impact on the intellectual, economic, and social development of Louisiana and beyond. Our office\’s mission is to advance innovation by serving faculty, supporting the research enterprise, and partnering with entrepreneurs and businesses to commercialize inventions that enhance the economy and benefit the public. The aim is to build a strong support system for faculty entrepreneurs interested in starting a company based on LSU intellectual property while strengthening ties within the Baton Rouge business community.    

Our office provides assistance to LSU innovators through the evaluation of their discoveries and ideas, with acquiring legal assistance for protecting their innovations, and with marketing and industry negotiations for intellectual property

LSU researchers are involved in cutting edge research in areas such as: Engineering, Materials Science, Coastal and Renewable Energy, Core Computing/ High Performance Computing, Communication and Expression, Behavioral Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Biotechnology.

If you are an existing company looking for a new product or solution or an entrepreneur looking for a new business opportunity, LSU Innovation & Technology Commercialization can help you obtain rights to use cutting edge technology developed at LSU. LSU Innovation & Technology Commercialization is committed to working with companies interested in moving LSU\’s innovations to the marketplace.

The Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization is a partner in the LSU National Science Foundation I-Corp Program, which is a six-week curriculum that supports teams through critical market and commercialization evaluations associated with a specific technology.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars (Specialty)
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • High Tech Development (Specialty)
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Trademark and Copyright Information (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)


  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
Contact Information
Alex Valiev
8000 Innovation Park Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70820