Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, non-profit corporation, SCRA fuels South Carolina’s Innovation economy by accelerating technology enable growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship and industry. SCRA collaborates to advance academic research by working with academic institutions and affiliates to expand research capabilities, commercialize technology and establish Research Alliances. SCRA’s Entrepreneurial program, SC Launch, provides start-ups with mentoring, access to business experts and financial support via grants and investments from SC Launch, Inc. SCRA’s Industry program, SC Ventures, builds strong relationships with established companies and organizations to address industry technology needs and to create new value by connecting industry with innovators. SC Ventures facilitates pilot projects with industry and start-ups to de-risk technology trials and adoption and fosters additional growth to the innovation economy by helping to relocate technology firms to the state.
1000 Catawba St., Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201