In recent years, Louisiana has taken giant strides in positioning itself as a large scale IT, IT Sciences and Biosciences player.
A $40 million investment by the state in the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) allowed for the connection of North Louisiana to at least 5 supercomputers located at major research institutions around the state. The speed of which is 40 billion bits of data per second allowing for the opportunity to play a major role in the National Lambda Rail (NLR).
Louisiana has made major research advancements in concert with the LONI by operating three IT Incubators in the state:
- Louisiana Tech University Technology Incubator (LTTI)
- Louisiana Technology Incubator for Entrepreneurial Success at ULL
- Louisiana Business Technology Center
LONI also hosts the Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise (LITE). You can find more information about LITE here.