SC Innovation Awareness Month

South Carolina Innovation Awareness Month is a month-long celebration of the tech and innovation ecosystem in South Carolina. This month provides an opportunity for South Carolinians to highlight what we do best and showcase the cutting-edge ideas of the brightest minds in the state and our nationally recognized culture of innovation.

See why we innovate

South Carolina is ripe for innovation. With an ecosystem of strong partners in the government, academic, and entrepreneurial sectors, collaboration is taking place every day and in every conversation. Innovation Awareness Month partners are committed to building the state’s innovation and knowledge economy for a better South Carolina.

Value Statement

Innovation and Entrepreneurship are crucial to a thriving economy in South Carolina and to improving the lives for all our citizens. The South Carolina Innovation Awareness Month was created to celebrate this booming culture of innovation from the state’s game-changing creative organizations and tech startups while highlighting the meaningful outcomes from our nationally recognized business innovation ecosystem.
Join us as we showcase the accomplishments of our citizens, businesses and educational institutions in technology, health sciences, and other innovative fields while spotlighting what South Carolina has to offer in technologies and academic research and product development that produce real-world beneficial impact for those that we serve.

More About Us


SC Innovation Awareness Month is proud to be supported by our founding partners from across the state, including the Medical University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Research Authority, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Through collaboration with our partners and entrepreneur organizations, we are making resources accessible to outside investors to grow our economy and building a culture of innovation that is nationally recognized.


Attend our events ranging from tech transfer showcases to pitch sessions and Shark Tanks.

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Join us this April and connect with our entrepreneurs and innovators and read about the history of our state’s innovative spirit.

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By the Numbers

$32.4 Million

Awarded to innovators to advance their ideas to the next milestone.

$24.9 Million

In state innovation funds to launch new businesses that bring the work of researchers and clinicians to life.


Active startup companies stemming from S.C. Innovation and Tech-transfer groups.


Patents issued to innovators and entrepreneurs in South Carolina.

in the country

S.C.'s rank in percent of establishments in high-tech industries, as of 2021.

$2.33 Billion

Total follow-on funding from S.C. innovation and tech-transfer companies.

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