Summerville, S.C. – South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announces Bird Dog Deals and Validide Corporation being accepted as Member Companies and approved for grant funding. In addition, Carolina Diagnostic Solutions, Dynamic Flow Systems, New Forge, and the University of South Carolina Office of Economic Engagement have been approved for grant funding.
Bird Dog Deals, LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company and is approved for a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Columbia-based company is a real estate acquisition automation software company that streamlines underwriting for large investors looking to buy single family homes across the country.
Carolina Diagnostic Solutions, Inc., an existing Member Company, is approved for a $17,500 Project Development Fund Grant. The Columbia-based company provides diagnostic and treatment devices and services to manage chronic pulmonary diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and COPD.
Dynamic Flow Systems, LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company and is approved for a $20,000 Demonstration Grant. The Charleston-based company provides data-driven, lean toolkits for process improvement, including monitoring, predictive analytics, auditing, and supply management.
New Forge, LLC, an existing Member Company, is approved for a $50,000 Demonstration Grant. The Rock Hill-based company helps businesses reduce downtime and increase ROI with wearable solutions using augmented reality and assisted reality technologies.
University of South Carolina Office of Economic Engagement, an existing strategic partner, is approved for a $50,000 Demonstration Grant to industrialize technology solutions for manufacturers as they advance digital transformation. These quick-response, easily configurable solutions will create greater efficiencies by reducing downtime and preventing quality issues in manufacturing.
Validide Corporation has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company and is approved for a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Columbia-based company provides innovative identity protection services that allows users to share only necessary information to verify identity.
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 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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