The SC Innovation Month founding partners are a group of organizations dedicated to advancing the state's innovation and knowledge ecosystem. These companies and organizations provide resources and opportunities for entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors. The three founders are committed to helping South Carolina become a leader in innovation and ensure that the state remains competitive in the global economy.
Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $297.8 million in research funds in the fiscal year 2022, leading the state overall in research funding. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.
SC Academic Innovations provides funding and support to advance translational research and accelerate the growth of academic startups. SC Facilities offers high-quality laboratory and administrative workspaces for technology-based startups and academic institutions. SC Industry Solutions facilitates and funds technology advancements and partnerships with industry, startups, and academic institutions. SC Launch mentors and funds technology-based startups that may also receive investments from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.
Elevating and connecting the state’s people-driven ecosystem is at the forefront to ensuring global competitiveness and driving future economic growth. The innovation team at the South Carolina Department of Commerce (SC Dept of Commerce) embraces a risk-taking culture as they identify, prioritize, develop, and launch new assets to support South Carolina’s business community in their relentless pursuits of transformational ideas.
Whether you have an event happening in April that you want to add to the Innovation Month list of events, or you want to download the digital assets to participate with your social media channels, we invite you to join the celebration of innovation in South Carolina.
Become a Partner
If you are interested in becoming a partner with SC Innovation Month, please contact the team at email@example.com to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring how we can work together to make this event a success in the future!