The Southern University Innovation Center (SUIC) is a collaboration between the SU System Foundation and the Southern University Baton Rouge campus. In 2012, the SU System Foundation received a grant award of $1.2 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to construct the Innovation Center at SU.


The SU Innovation Center nurtures the development of entrepreneurial companies, helping them survive and grow during the start-up period, when they are most vulnerable. These programs provide their client companies with business support services and resources tailored to young firms.

LSBDC-Louisiana Small Business Development Center

The LSBDC network has access to robust databases, business research resources, and knowledgeable experts who can help you successfully navigate the obstacles that come with innovating, launching, growing, renewing, and transitioning a business.


The Student Idea Village connects University students to innovation and provides an environment where students can be creative free of distraction. The Student Idea Village

incorporates technology and flexibility while providing students access to a wealth of resources guided by seasoned business counselors and mentors.


The Disaster Recover Center prepares your business in the event of extended service outages caused by factors beyond your control (e.g., natural disasters, man-made events), and to restore services to the fullest extent possible in a minimum timeframe. We provide to our companies on site as well as to businesses within the Baton Rouge community the

resources needed to implement preventive measures whenever possible to minimize operational disruptions and to recover as quickly as possible.