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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South Carolina’s First Innovation Awareness Month

Columbia, S.C. – For the first time in the state’s history, South Carolina will observe innovation month in April. In a multi-year project, founding partners the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) have joined forces to shine a spotlight on innovation in […]

SC Launch Inc. Invests in CarbonCents

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Research Authority’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc., has invested in CarbonCents Inc. The $250,000 investment will help the Walhalla-based startup, founded at Clemson University, continue expanding its SAAS services that collect data to measure and reduce energy costs as well as reduce carbon footprints. CarbonCents became an SCRA Member Company in 2022 […]

SCRA Announces New Member Company and Grant Funding

Summerville, S.C. – Case Status was accepted as a South Carolina Research Authority Member Company. Sagacity Solutions 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 from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC […]

SC Launch Inc. Invests in TestedHQ

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Research Authority’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc., has invested in TestedHQ LLC. The $300,000 investment will help the Mauldin-based startup continue its expansion as they redefine the market research industry. TestedHQ became an SCRA Member Company in 2021 when it received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant and a $50,000 Acceleration Grant later that year. They became […]

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