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

SCRA Announces New Finance and Administration Director

Summerville, SC – The South Carolina Research Authority announced its new director of finance and administration, Laura Terry, who is responsible for leading the strategic direction of SCRA’s finance and administration function. She also serves as treasurer of SC Launch Inc., the investment affiliate of SCRA, which invests in eligible SCRA Member and Portfolio Companies that create higher-paying jobs in […]

SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Grant Funding

Summerville, S.C. – NeuroHope Therapeutics, Ortho-Dx, and Skilldora were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. Glossifi, Heartbeat Technologies, Parimer Scientific, and Secure Process Intelligence 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 […]

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 […]

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