The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, Inc. was engaged to operate the Park on behalf of the University of New Orleans and the State. Buildings have been funded by the State, Federal Government, private donations and borrowings by the Foundation. The fundamental concept of the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park (Park) is to attract and co-locate appropriate public agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies neighboring the University to encourage collaboration.
Tenants are required to have a relationship with the University of New Orleans. The Park contains approximately 800,000 square feet of buildings currently being occupied by the United States Navy Space and Naval Warfare System Command, the University of New Orleans Center for Energy and Resources Management, the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center and the Advanced Technology Center. Researchers in the Park have access to LONI, Louisiana’s Optical Network Initiative, a state-of-the-art network linked to the National Lamda Rail and Internet2, as well as the use of University of New Orleans amenities at faculty/staff rates including the recreation and fitness center, library, aquatics facility, and entertainment venues. From a tenant’s perspective, access to the University provides significant value.