“These Feasibility Grants are the first step in establishing Collaboration Centers, which will garner national recognition for South Carolina, create jobs, engage industry and have an overall positive impact on the state.” said Christine Dixon Thiesing, Director of Academic Programs. “SCRA is fostering the growth of collaboration across academic institutions and between academia and industry through the support of six innovation projects.”
The list of grant awardees is below:
Composites Industry Solutions Center:
Collaboration among Clemson University, Greenville Technical College and industry partners Kistler Instrument Corp., Keyence Corporation of America and Renishaw.
Medical Devices Collaboration Center:
Collaboration between the Medical University of South Carolina and Clemson University.
Technology-Enabled Population Health Collaboration Center:
Collaboration among the Medical University of South Carolina, Trident Technical College and industry partners Zeriscope, Inc. and Amanda Senior Care.
Collaboration between Francis Marion University and a regional health organization as the industry partner.
Collaboration among University of South Carolina – Upstate and industry partners ChartSpan Medical Technologies and a state agency.
Collaboration among Clemson University, Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology and industry partner Greenville Health System.
SCRA is a state-chartered corporation that fosters job creation and grows South Carolina’s Innovation Economy. The SC Launch program is SCRA’s entrepreneurial platform that provides mentoring, grants and investments to qualified, South Carolina companies in the Advanced Materials/Manufacturing, Information Technology and Life Sciences industries.
Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, non-profit corporation, SCRA fosters South Carolina's Innovation Economy by supporting entrepreneurs, enabling academic research and its commercialization, and connecting industry to innovators.