Industry 2018-10-22T22:56:25+00:00

DELIVERING VALUE TO INDUSTRY THROUGH INNOVATION

SCRA builds strong relationships with established companies and economic development organizations in the state to create new value by connecting industry with innovators. SCRA also helps to relocate companies into the state and address unmet corporate needs.

“It is important to have investors that can contribute more than just money. The team at SCRA is clearly committed to helping facilitate activity within South Carolina’s technology community.”

John Carrington
CEO

MATCHING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

R&D EFFORTS

HIGH-TECH
SOLUTIONS

STRATEGIC
PARTNERING

FIND PARTNERS

Identify solutions or expertise to partner with corporations to develop technical solutions

IDENTIFY PARTNERS

Define corporate needs looking for an external solution or development partner

Our team engages industry leaders to understand their technical needs and their unique vision for success.  SCRA enlists our entrepreneurial and academic communities to identify potential technology-based solutions.

Learn more about Industry Partnerships

STRATEGIC PARTNERING

SCRA supports corporate researchers and innovation leaders by identifying entrepreneurial companies and academic researchers that may address corporate technical challenges and product development interests. SCRA often assists the innovation process by providing grants to lower the development risk.

DEMONSTRATION GRANTS

Who: Early-stage Companies and/or Academic Institutions in South Carolina
When: On a rolling basis
Why: To provide a valuable solution to a corporate partner and a significant growth opportunity for a small business and/or academic partner.These grants may assist the funding required to provide technology demonstrations, performance testing, or to meet other significant milestones toward the development of new or improved products or new processes for growth of sales, or to satisfy new markets.

RELOCATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Many companies, for example Volvo and Aeterna Zentaris, have used SCRA facilities as their landing site when locating to South Carolina.

RELOCATION GRANTS

Who: Companies relocating to South Carolina
When: On a rolling basis
Why: To offset costs associated with moving a company to South Carolina

INDUSTRY TEAM

Cole Dudley
Cole Dudley
Director of Industry Programs
Catherine Hayes
Catherine Hayes
Manufacturing Industry Manager
Blaine Childress
Blaine Childress
Engineered Materials Industry Manager
Lee MacILwinen
Lee MacILwinen
IT Industry Manager
Regional Manager, Entrepreneurial Programs
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