LSU System Research &Technology FoundationCreating Economic Development Opportunities
RTF Mission• Infrastructure• Access to Capital• Tech Transfer Technical Assistance
Infrastructure• Louisiana Emerging Technology Center• Louisiana Digital Media Center• Research District
Why a Wet-lab Incubator• Shortage of affordable wet lab and officespace for young biotech companies• Sufficient amount of research now inLouisiana to support startup activity• Louisiana must transition its economy
Assistance to Startups• Networking with investor community• SBIR grant assistance• Technical assistance
Technology Transfer• Role of Foundations in Tech Transfer• Current Role• Future Role
Role of University ResearchFoundations• Role of Foundation vary across the nation• Starts with when the Foundation is involved• At the beginning (WARF)• At the end (LSURTF)• Somewhere in the middle
Current Role• Assistance after license is granted• Incubator Services• Business Technical Assistance• Access to Capital
Future Role• Need a consensus of the LSU family• Back to original vision• Stay with current role• Somewhere in the middle
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