Summerville, S.C.—South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announces Okra Medical as a new Client Company and Foresight Data Systems as being approved for grant funding.
Okra Medical has been accepted as a Client Company into the SC Launch Program. The Johns Island-based company provides a safe, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solution to destroy highly addictive substances, such as opioids.
Foresight Data Systems, an existing Client Company, has been approved to receive a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The Columbia-based company is developing a new, layman’s technique for computer programming. Current programming requires professional developers to code and write logic. Foresight’s platform allows the average person to develop software without coding experience. The purpose of Accelerations Grants is to position a company toward commercialization and a possible investment from SC Launch, Inc., SCRA’s investment affiliate.
Through the SC Launch Program, SCRA provides mentorship and funding to early-stage, technology-driven startups and entrepreneurs.
Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy through the impact of its four programs. SC Academic Innovations provides funding and support to advance multi-institutional, translational research and accelerate the growth of university-based startups. SC Facilities offers high-quality laboratory and administrative workspaces for technology-based startups and academic institutions. SC Industry Solutions facilitates and funds partnerships between and among startups, industry, and academia. SC Launch mentors and funds technology-based startups that may also receive investments from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.
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