Corporate Relations and Economic Development seeks to foster relationships with industry and economic development agencies that promote the strategic value of translational research to the overall economic vitality of the state. Starting first with the engineering faculty, the office promotes promising research by assisting in the commercialization process and encouraging partnerships with industry.  Second, the office responds to the economic development initiatives of the state by offering innovative workforce solutions for the industry and agencies for which we partner with.  Specific responsibilities include:  faculty development as it relates to commercialization and IP issues and industry engagement through outreach, communication and research partnerships.

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For more information, please contact Sydni Dunn, Interim Director of External Relations at (225) 578-5706 or by email at