Welcome to the Innovation Institute!

The Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII) is committed to helping students, faculty, and community innovators develop their ideas, launch startups, and attract the resources that will fuel innovation in the Gulf South and strengthen the area's economy.

The Innovation Institute will add additional resources and support existing campus and community partners and priorities through funding, academic resources, and engagement to ensure new companies and technologies can launch, grow, remain, and thrive as they improve lives in New Orleans and throughout the world. This lnstitute's resources include proof of concept and pre-seed startup investment funds, as well as due diligence, development, and commercialization support from mentors and other business, scientific, and investment experts.


What We Offer

The Power of Innovation at Tulane

Universities have launched programs with similar components and concepts; but the Tulane Innovation Institute is designed specifically for this university, in this city, at this time.

Hear more from Tulanians and New Orleans entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges that the Innovation Institute is designed to meet.


Seed Startup Funding



Proof of Concept Funding



Founded Tulane Companies

as of FY2023