The center was established to provide a collaborative entrepreneurial environment where the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, other universities, the State, and the business community can come together to innovate, create value and make Louisiana a better place to live, work and do business.
CBIT is housed within Abdalla Hall, located in the University Research Park. Its location facilitates easy access to the centers clients while providing access to advanced technology infrastructure including supercomputing, visualization and high-speed fiber-optic communications.
The center collaborates with the various federal, state, local governmental agencies and organizations within the park and beyond, to become a "Steward of Place”.
In 2003, the Center was recognized by former GovernorMike Foster with the Lantern Award for contributions to economic development in Louisiana.