The South Carolina Research Authority continues celebrating 40 years of fueling South Carolina’s innovation economy. Our celebratory 40th Anniversary video showcases our organization’s history, innovative founders, our dedicated team, and our lasting economic impact on the state. Here’s to many more years of growing the state and building a brighter future for all South Carolinians. Learn more.
Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority fuels the state’s innovation economy through the impact of its comprehensive services to technology-based startups, academia, and industry. SCRA provides funding and support to accelerate the growth of academic startups; high-quality lab and administrative workspaces; facilitation and funding for partnerships between and among industry, startups, and academic institutions; assistance and funding for the relocation of technology-based companies to South Carolina; and coaching and funding for startups that may also receive investments from its affiliate, SC Launch Inc.