Industry Partnership Fund

The Industry Partnership Fund was established to fund coaching, grants, investments, and other types of support for technology startups and academic research and development. Contributions made by individuals and organizations provide a dollar-for-dollar tax credit.

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SC Launch Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with SCRA, which provides loans and investments to selected South Carolina-based companies participating in the SC Launch program.

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Latest News

Peter Dunphy Retires from Board Leadership

Summerville, SC – After over eight years of stellar board service to the South Carolina Research Authority and its investment affiliate SC Launch Inc., Peter Dunphy has retired from the SCRA board of trustees and the SC Launch Inc. board of directors. Mr. Dunphy became chairman of the SC Launch Inc. board in 2016 and had many very […]

SCRA Selected to Participate in New NSF Initiative to Grow Clean Energy In South Carolina

Summerville, SC – The South Carolina Research Authority is a core member of a team selected as an inaugural recipient of up to $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, program. Named ‘Clean Carolinas’ and led by UNC Charlotte as the principal investigator, the initiative is intended to produce an ecosystem of technology acceleration, research and […]

SC Launch Inc. Invests in Ruffian Software

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Research Authority’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc., has invested in Ruffian Software. The $250,000 investment will help the Mauldin-based startup scale its privileged access management (PAM) tool in the managed service provider (MSP) market. PAM is a security solution that helps organizations protect themselves from cyber threats. Ruffian became an SCRA Member Company […]

SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Grant Funding

Summerville, S.C. – Glossifi and SiteLabs were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. Builder Rocket, CloseWise, Drobot, and PeriopHealth, received new grant funding. All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch […]

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