Guidance for Startups
There has been an increased awareness of economic development, intellectual property, and commercialization as being part of the University’s overall research mission. LSU supports and wishes to facilitate procedures that will allow LSU faculty and employees to start companies utilizing technology developed at LSU, particularly companies to be located in Baton Rouge and Louisiana.
LSU has procedures in place that will allow an LSU employee to start a company while addressing potential conflicts of interest that could impact his/her professional career. As an LSU faculty/staff member you are allowed to start a company and continue your job at LSU. In doing so, however, you are obligated to honor your University commitments, teaching, and/or research duties. When making this decision it is important to realize that considerable time and effort are needed to establish and run a company. Preferably faculty takes the role of Scientific Officer or Consultant.
The OIPCD assists LSU employees in gaining rights to use the intellectual property in their business. The OIPCD cannot provide financing or business advice. However, we can provide referrals and resources to obtain the guidance needed to establish and run a successful business.
Please access the following links and contact our office if you have an interest in starting a new business based on LSU intellectual property.
- Policies for Employee Businesses
- Managing Conflict of Interest
- Licensing LSU Technology
- Company Documentation
- Research and Development
- Assistance and Information
- Financing Your Start-Up Company
- Essentials to Establishing a Technology Based Company
- Guidance for Employee Startups Handout
- Checklist for Employee Outside Employment