Accessing Expertise


NDSU has faculty and staff with expertise and equipment that may be able to help solve a a challenge facing your business.

Innovation and Economic Development

Located within the Office of Research and Creative Activity, the Innovation and Economic Development team provides resources to companies looking for assistance in navigating the rules, regulations and policies that often apply to collaborations between the private sector and public universities.

A searchable database lists research equipment with an acquisition cost over $35K available on our campus. This site is for businesses, university researchers, students, and others who are interested in specialized equipment and capabilities that are available at NDSU. 

If you prefer a more personal approach or have a complicated request, our staff is here to help.  

VACANT
Executive Director, Innovation and Economic Development
701.231.6743
Authorized signature for industry agreements; provides overall leadership for Innovation and Economic Development; review of invention disclosures.

Joycelyn Lucke
Interim Executive Director, Innovation and Economic Development
Assistant Director for Business Development
701.231.5624
joycelyn.lucke@ndsu.edu
Authorized signature for industry sponsored awards, non-financial agreements, and subawards; industry-sponsored award negotiation; industry sponsor liaison.

Saurabhi Satam
Business Development and Licensing Associate
(701) 231-8173
saurabhi.satam@ndsu.edu
Receipt and initial assessment of invention disclosures; internal outreach.

McKenna Tysdal
Business Development and Licensing Administrator
(701)-231-6681
mckenna.tysdal.1@ndsu.edu
Receipt and recording of invention disclosures, federal compliance for reporting and tracking of inventions developed with federal funds.

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