Innovators across the state are solving diverse challenges every day. Our goal is to provide support to help them overcome obstacles, create collaborations and locate resources. We’ve made almost 200 investments in 120 companies. See a few highlights below.
Advanced Manufacturing Company based in Mt. Pleasant, SC
Heatworks has a new technology for tankless water heaters. Rather than coils or traditional heating elements that scale and rust over time, their water heaters use patented Ohmic Array Technology to heat the water, endlessly and on-demand. The minerals in the water are used as the heating element. Therefore, the water is free from sediment.
Academia, Entrepreneurship, Industry and Facilities
South Carolina Research Authority has four key programs to enhance the research capacity of the state and promote the growth of the innovation economy. These company stories showcase the innovation occurring across the state and illustrate the support that SCRA provides to startups for growth and success.
SOVI is an app that curates concert tickets based on a user’s interests and location. The app consolidates multiple ticket sources from large and small venues and uses predictive analytics to gauge demand.
Founded in 2007 based on research from MUSC, FirstString Research is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering breakthrough solutions for inflammation and injury based medical conditions.
Healthy Hands Cooking, is an information technology company, based in Irmo, SC. The company certifies independent cooking instructors to teach healthy cooking classes, camps, events, and after school programs for students of any age.
For cancer patients the clock is ticking. KIYATEC is working to eliminate time spent on ineffective treatments by using 3D cell culture to individualize each patient’s cancer treatments based on their own live cancer cells.
Whether you are looking for resources for your startup, need help commercializing research, are in need of a wet lab or seeking an industry partner, our team is dedicated to supporting all facets of innovation.
Join our network to support early-stage companies or contribute to the Industry Partnership Fund. We always welcome public and private resources that will enhance the community.