What We Do
Fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth of academia, entrepreneurship, and industry.
SCRA was chartered in 1983 by the state legislature to:
- Support entrepreneurs and technology startups that are on a strong growth track through grant funding, coaching, and investing via SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.
- Accelerate academic research and its commercialization through grant funding and coordination of resources to ensure developments meet the needs of South Carolina’s industry.
- Connect industry to entrepreneurs and innovators through matchmaking opportunities that promote growth, and fund relocation costs for technology-based companies moving to South Carolina.
- Provide lab and administrative space for technology startups and academic institutions.