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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn more
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.Learn more