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.