LSU NSF Innovation Corps Site

The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program is a training program that facilitates the transformation of invention to impact. The LSU Site supports teams through critical market and commercialization evaluation.


The LSU I-Corps Site supports teams through critical market and commercialization evaluations associated with a specific idea or technology. LSU Site runs a variety of different types of programs around I-Corps such as the flagship 6-week training program, 1-week regional programs, and month-long student programs. For each program, teams are formed and typically are comprised of an Academic Lead (typically a faculty member or lead inventor), an Entrepreneurial Lead (often times a student), and a Business Mentor. Faculty from any Louisiana university across all colleges and department are encouraged to apply for the 6-week program. Students may also apply independently to join teams for the 6-week program or the month-long program.

The LSU NSF I-Corps Site aims to meet the following needs:

  1. Training an entrepreneurial workforce
  2. Bringing cutting-edge technologies to market and enabling positive economic impact
  3. Nurturing an innovation ecosystem

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Technology Grant Providers

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Technology Transfer

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
Contact Information
Andrew Maas
8000 Innovation Park Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70820