SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Funding

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Summerville, S.C. – ConusCoat, LLC, Sustain Edu, Inc., and Tested HQ, LLC have been accepted as South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) Member Companies and have received grant funding. As Member Companies, they will also receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, and the potential to be considered for an investment from SCRA’s affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.

ConusCoat, LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company and has received a $25,000 Academic Startup Grant. Utilizing the latest in biotechnology, the Clemson University-based startup is developing environmentally friendly marine antifouling coatings for the maritime industry. The company’s offerings provide an alternative to the toxic, copper-based antifouling coatings currently in use.

Sustain Edu, Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company and has received a $25,000 Academic Startup Grant. The education technology startup is building the future for campus engagement and sustainability data management through their Sustain App™ software. The app serves as a digital gateway to education, volunteer, philanthropy, and marketplace opportunities, and increases campus sustainability reporting scores, an AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) metric.
TestedHQ has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company and has received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Mauldin-based startup offers services for professional testers and DIY consumers to provide market, product, and field research.

SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies!

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by Industry Partnership Fund (IPF) contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors receive a dollar-for-dollar South Carolina income tax credit, making it a no-cost way to help one of the fastest growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Member Company grants create a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.

About SCRA

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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