What We Do

SCRA fosters the growth of South Carolina's Innovation Economy by supporting entrepreneurs, enabling academic research and commercialization, and connecting industry to innovators.


Support Entrepreneurs

Through the SC Launch Program, SCRA provides mentoring, grants, investments and other funding to early-stage technology companies. Funding for the program comes from contributions to the Industry Partnership Fund.

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Enable Commercialization of Academic Research

SCRA works directly with academic institutions and affiliated startups - creating partnerships to advance research capabilities and commercialize technology. Grants provide financial assistance, while SCRA’s Innovation Centers offer collaborative spaces to advance research and commercialization.

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Connect the Innovation Ecosystem

SCRA partners with companies and economic development organizations in the state to create connections between industry and innovators. These partnerships enable company growth and heighten the state’s research capacity.

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