FUELING

SOUTH CAROLINA'S

INNOVATION ECONOMY

South Carolina Research Authority is accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship and industry.
WHAT WE DO

FACILITIES
Bringing collaboration
to life

ACADEMIA
Fostering research and
collaboration

SCRA Academic Programs

INDUSTRY
Delivering value to industry
through innovation

SCRA Industry Programs

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Supporting startups
through SC Launch

SCRA entrepreneurship program
SCRA Academic Programs

Enabling Growth of Research & Commercialization

"It is because of SCRA that KIYATEC is the company we are today - Cutting edge technology, attracting national attention, creating a better future for cancer patients. All of that right here in South Carolina."
Matt Gevaert
CEO, KIYATEC

Support startups & entrepreneurs with academic affiliation

Invest in shared infrastructure, equipment & pilot projects

Provide grant services for research, product demonstrations & prototyping

Enable strategic cooperation across the state to establish & grow research alliances

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SCRA entrepreneurship program

$81,422
AVG. SALARY

Avg. salary of
Client Companies

Total number funded
to date to Client Companies

337 GRANTS &
INVESTMENTS

Amount of follow on funding received by
Client Companies

$653 MILLION

Total grants & investments to Client Companies since inception

$43 MILLION

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Supporting Startups Through the SC Launch Program

SCRA Industry Programs

SCRA Works With Industry To Identify Entrepreneurial Companies That Address Corporate Technical Interests.

Location: Columbia, SC Zverse’s patent pending technology provides the fastest path for converting 2D content into manufacturable 3D files. They offer CAD modeling and design services to their customers.

SC Launch, Inc. Investment

Delivering Value To Industry Through Innovation

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FUELING INNOVATION

From working with entrepreneurs, to engaging industry, we are passionate about fueling innovation that will create opportunities for the state.
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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

SC LAUNCH SUMMIT

May 29, 2019

Columbia, SC

For every innovator the road to success is different, but what is constant on every journey is that the road will be filled with turns, speed bumps and great sights along the way.

SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS

Boyd Cycling
Greenville, SC

Boyd Cycling, is a wheel manufacturing company borne out of a passion for cycling and 10 years of cycling design engineering. The company’s craft wheels are made from high quality carbon fiber and shipped throughout the world.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Maturation Funding Grants

Maturation Grants help academic institutions fund and expand the development of technologies based on university intellectual property. Apply by April 30, 2019.

GET SUPPORT

Whether you are looking for resources for your startup, need help commercializing research, are in need of a wet lab or seeking an industry partner, our team is dedicated to supporting all facets of innovation.

GET INVOLVED

Join our network to support early-stage companies or contribute to the Industry Partnership Fund. We always welcome public and private resources that will enhance the community.

LATEST NEWS

6AM Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

April 12th, 2019|

6AM City Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment April 12, 2019 | PRESS RELEASES Summerville, S.C. – [...]

Recovr Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

April 9th, 2019|

Recovr Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment April 9, 2019 | PRESS RELEASE Summerville, S.C. – SCRA announces [...]

The Industry Partnership Fund – An Innovative Way to Pay

March 21st, 2019|

Originally posted February 14, 2019 By John E. Sircy, CPA, CMA, CFM, CSCA | for South Carolina Association [...]

Ellipsis Technologies Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

March 20th, 2019|

Ellipsis Technologies Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment March 20, 2019| PRESS RELEASES Summerville, S.C. – Ellipsis Technologies [...]

Modjoul Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

March 12th, 2019|

Summerville, S.C.– Modjoul, a Clemson-based IT company, recently received a $200,000 investment from SC Launch, Inc. This marks [...]

Fatsack Outdoors Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

February 26th, 2019|

Fatsack Outdoors Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment February 26, 2019 | PRESS RELEASE Summerville, S.C.– Fatsack [...]

6AM Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

April 12th, 2019|

6AM City Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment April 12, 2019 | PRESS RELEASES Summerville, S.C. – [...]

Recovr Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

April 9th, 2019|

Recovr Receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment April 9, 2019 | PRESS RELEASE Summerville, S.C. – SCRA announces [...]

The Industry Partnership Fund – An Innovative Way to Pay

March 21st, 2019|

Originally posted February 14, 2019 By John E. Sircy, CPA, CMA, CFM, CSCA | for South Carolina Association [...]