By bridging the gap from seed funding to later-stage investments, SCRA has many options for funding research, startups and industry collaboration projects. Early-stage companies that have been accepted into the SC Launch Program may apply for grants from SCRA or investment funding from SC Launch, Inc. to help achieve company milestones. Companies may be eligible to receive up to $775,000 in combination of grant awards, loans and investments.


SCRA Innovation Centers offer state-of-the-art facilities for emerging companies and academic institutions. The Innovation Centers provide wet labs, research facilities and collaboration spaces essential to advance technology as well as to attract and grow companies to South Carolina.


SCRA’S SC Launch Program provides the framework to grow entrepreneurial companies through resources for startups. The Program mentors and grows early-stage companies in the state. South Carolina-based companies in Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Information Technology and Life Sciences that meet the requirements, can apply for the program.


Our Resource Partner Network is comprised of business experts, executive mentors and other partners as a resource for Client Companies. In addition to the Resource Partner Network, South Carolina has many other resources such as institutions for higher learning, economic development organizations and incubators. We have curated a list of those organizations.


As Member Companies advance in their development, they may be eligible for capital investments in the form of convertible loans or equity from SC Launch, Inc., SCRA’s Investment Affiliate. Companies must go through due diligence and, if selected, will present to the SC Launch, Inc. Board of Directors for approval. Investment terms are dependent on each company and matching raises, or other conditions may exist in order to receive investment funding.

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