SCRA is a non-stock, tax-exempt corporation delivering technology-based solutions which resolve complex client problems.  SCRA delivers solutions through its core domain competencies and by building and managing collaborations of government, industry, and university experts.  SCRA-led teams apply research and innovation to improve capability and lower costs of client products and processes.  SCRA Revenues are derived primarily from competitively-won Federal and Corporate contracts, addressing needs of mission-oriented Federal Agencies, and hundreds of industry organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small and emerging firms.  Where basic research is a contract component, SCRA partners with over 55 academic institutions providing leading edge science.”   From SCRA 2009 Annual Report

SC Launch is a private, not-for-profit SCRA affiliate.  It is an unprecedented collaboration among SCRA and South Carolina’s university research foundations.  SC Launch is helping grow South Carolina’s Knowledge Economy by…

  • facilitating applied research, product development and commercialization
  • providing start-up companies with access to business and economic development acumen and support through a comprehensive Resource Network
  • positioning early-stage companies to secure institutional-grade, follow-on funding
  • providing entrepreneurs with key tools for success to help build start-up companies and high wage-earning jobs.”  From SC Launch 2010 Brochure

The SCRA MUSC Innovation Center at Charleston provides office and laboratory space to accelerate business development and commercialize research discoveries.  This center’s focus is biopharma, biomed and biotech research and commercialization.  The SCRA facility in Columbia is designed to house high-tech companies emerging from USC research, with priority on clean energy technology companies.  The SCRA facility at Clemson will focus on advanced materials research.  SC Launch 2010 Brochure