Economic Development

Develop public/private partnerships that increase teaching, research and technology transfer opportunities for researchers and students at the University of New Orleans. The research office links university expertise with industry and government entities to:
  1. Stimulate the growth of research, technology advancement and educational collaboration among industry, government and other university partners;
  2. Foster innovation, commercialization and economic competitiveness;
  3. Connect the university to the economies in the Greater New Orleans area and the Gulf Coast region to create research opportunities, jobs for UNO graduates and improve the economic viability of this region and the rest of the State of Louisiana.

Current Examples

University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park – winner of the 2003 Outstanding Research/Science Park. Achievement Award from the Association of University of Research Parks (AURP). Additionally, the Economic Development Administration recognized the park as one of its star projects. Housing high tech companies, state agencies, and university research units. The research park is an ideal place for industry to interact with university researchers and many students have internships with park tenants.

Gulf Coast Government Contractor Association – build opportunities for local companies, UNO and other Gulf Coast universities by networking, education and partnering to win contracts (e.g., NASA, Department of Defense, NAVOCEANO, Corp of Engineers).

Coastal Sustainability Consortium
– create opportunities to capitalize on the $1 billion in research within the Gulf Coast universities and federal installations, building greater capacity and market recognition through collaboration.