Enable Growth of Academic Research & Commercialization
SCRA works with the state's academic institutions to assist with research and commercialization efforts. Through grant support and other partnerships, SCRA enables research to proceed from the lab into the marketplace. SCRA also partners with academia to provide and invest in specially-designed facilities and state-of-the-art equipment to increase research capacity in South Carolina.
Supporting Academic Entrepreneurs
Our SC Launch program offers various types of funding to companies affiliated with South Carolina's academic institutions. Of our 160 currently supported companies, 67 are research-academia-affiliated. 48 have received grants and 19 have received investments.
The Watt Family Innovation Center
SCRA is a founding partner for this center for education and research in science, technology and engineering.
University of South Carolina
McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation
The McNair Center, housed within the SCRA/USC Innovation Center, conducts aerospace research, education and industry engagement.