SC ACADEMIC INNOVATIONS: COLLABORATING TO ADVANCE ACADEMIC RESEARCH

SCRA works directly with academic institutions and affiliated startups – creating opportunities to advance research capabilities and commercialize technology.

WHAT WE DO

Support startups & entrepreneurs with academic affiliation

Invest in shared infrastructure, equipment & pilot projects

Provide grant services for research, product demonstrations & prototyping

Establish and grow research alliances

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FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCHER AND STARTUPS

SCRA works with industry to identify market trends and validate the commercial relevance of academic research that it funds. SCRA offers grants to advance technologies or enable academic engagement with industry.

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STRATEGIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT

SCRA, Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina and Clemson University have executed a strategic collaboration agreement that creates a framework for technology-based economic development in South Carolina. The agreement is aimed at aligning the state’s resources to accelerate the growth of the innovation economy. The academic community is the driver for increasing our state’s research capacity, which generates early-stage companies and, in turn, jobs.

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