About Us

Chartered by the state of South Carolina in 1983, South Carolina Research Authority, SCRA, fosters and enriches South Carolina's innovation economy.

SCRA was created by the South Carolina Legislature and given a one-time founding grant of $500,000 and 1,400 acres of undeveloped land. In order to successfully execute its mission and remain self-sustaining, SCRA uses income from its government contracting affiliate and funds from the Industry Partnership Fund to further technology-based economic growth in the state.

Our vision is to enhance and improve the development and growth of the state's Innovation Economy -  creating jobs, furthering company growth and facilitating academic research and commercialization.