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Life Sciences Industry Cluster Announces Plan for Innovation Campus

Life Sciences Industry Cluster Announces Plan for Innovation Campus

Sam Konduros, the executive director of Greenville Health System’s (GHS) new Research and Development Corp. announced plans for an innovation campus modeled after the Texas Medical Center.  Innovations in Medical Economic Development (IMED) is a “public-private initiative created to support and accelerate the development of a growing life sciences and healthcare industry cluster in South Carolina.” […]

SC Council on Competitiveness Convenes Aerospace Firms at SCRA’s New Facility

SC Council on Competitiveness Convenes Aerospace Firms at SCRA’s New Facility

Aerospace firms from across the state gathered on April 29 at the new offices of the South Carolina Research Authority in Summerville. Attendees enjoyed lunch and networking time before being welcomed by Steve Townes of Ranger Aerospace, who was recently announced as the Chairman of SC Aerospace. Townes spoke about the purpose of the newly organized […]

SC Council on Competitiveness Convenes Aerospace Support Chain at McNAIR Center

SC Council on Competitiveness Convenes Aerospace Support Chain at McNAIR Center

The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness convened over 20 representatives of the SC Aerospace support chain on April 23 to tour the USC Ronald E. McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation & Research.  The McNAIR Center is one of the newest and exciting assets in South Carolina’s growing aerospace ecosystem. McNAIR was launched with the generous […]

   


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  1. SC Aerospace Industry Day & Expo

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
    Columbia SC

 

FROM OUR BLOG

Connecting South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster

Connecting South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster

An update written from the SC Aerospace team to the SC Aerospace cluster Our team at the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce gets more excited each day about how fast the aerospace industry is growing in South Carolina.  Wayne and I have visited 30 existing aerospace firms in our state […]

Life Sciences Industry Cluster receives grant from Office of Innovation

Life Sciences Industry Cluster receives grant from Office of Innovation

Funds used to provide life science start-ups with resources South Carolina’s life sciences industry cluster (SCBIO), received a $100,000 grant from the Office of Innovation to fund its QuickStart program, helping early stage life science companies navigate their first steps quickly so they can be funding ready with credible support. “We want to identify prime companies […]