SC Tech & SC Cyber

Don’t Miss Out: Register Your Company with the SC Tech Statewide Career Fair

SC Tech is excited to announce an innovative virtual solution to power a statewide career fair, on December 8th, 2020, highlighting opportunities in South Carolina’s technology sector. Our partner, Tallo, has developed a new mobile experience, Ping by Tallo, that enables an intuitive matching system between talent and talent seekers. Click Here to register your company’s interest or contact Kim Christ at kchrist@sccompetes.org.

NEW: SC Tech Asset Map List

Our goal is to recognize every tech company in South Carolina, both big and small. In order to make sure we have accurate data, we encourage you to fill out our SC Tech Asset Map List Form so that we can make sure your company is represented. Simply Click Here or scroll to the bottom of the page!

About SC Tech

SC Tech is an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. It was established with the mission to accelerate growth & innovation while providing a unified voice for the statewide technology community by developing a strong 21st Century workforce, supporting entrepreneurs, connecting peers and decision-makers, and establishing South Carolina as a global hub for innovation.

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About SC Tech

SC Tech is an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. It was established with the mission to accelerate growth & innovation while providing a unified voice for the statewide technology community by developing a strong 21st Century workforce, supporting entrepreneurs, connecting peers and decision makers, and establishing South Carolina as a global hub for innovation.

Stay abreast of the state’s technology industry news and updates by signing up for our newsletter below. 

 

About SC Cyber

SC Cyber is an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, SC Cyber works in tandem with the Council’s SC Tech initiative in supporting the mission to accelerate growth & innovation while providing a unified voice for the statewide technology community by developing a strong 21st Century workforce, supporting entrepreneurs, connecting peers and decision-makers, and establishing South Carolina as a global hub for innovation.

 

 

 

About SC Tech

SC Cyber is an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, SC Cyber works in tandem with the Council’s SC Tech initiative in supporting the mission to accelerate growth & innovation while providing a unified voice for the statewide technology community by developing a strong 21st Century workforce, supporting entrepreneurs, connecting peers and decision-makers, and establishing South Carolina as a global hub for innovation.

 

 

Cyber in South Carolina

Cyber is burgeoning in South Carolina.  A plethora of programs and events are underway to support and promote the cyber industry.  These include a joint aero/tech cybersecurity panel discussion, USC Law School Cyber Institute events.

Additionally, the new SC National Guard cyber facility that’s under development in Aiken is expected to be a major springboard for South Carolina’s cyber industry. 

Promoting Innovation and Technology in South Carolina

SC Tech is a statewide, industry-based initiative uniting South Carolina’s technology community. By connecting technology leaders, investors, businesses, academics, and policymakers, we help focus on five core objectives:

Manage, Market, and Connect The Technology Sector

From emerging industry trends to breakthrough technologies and business models, we help shine a spotlight on the companies that power South Carolina’s innovation economy.

Promote a competitive infrastructure and business environment

We provide our federal, state and local officials with the research and industry updates required to make informed decisions on how to best support the growth and success of the state’s technology industry.

Foster Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing, and Research

We facilitate the growth of the technology sector by providing opportunities to build connections, share expertise, and advance new ideas within the technology sector.

Grow And Expand the Talent Pipeline to Serve the Technology Sector

We help South Carolina attract and retain the nation’s best tech talent by strengthening recruitment, skills development, and opportunities for employees and employers

Grow the Technology Sector

We help provide the tools and resources that businesses within the technology industry need to thrive in South Carolina.

Manage, Market, and Connect The Technology Sector

From emerging industry trends to breakthrough technologies and business models, we help shine a spotlight on the companies that power South Carolina’s innovation economy.

Promote a competitive infrastructure and business environment

We provide our federal, state and local officials with the research and industry updates required to make informed decisions on how to best support the growth and success of the state’s technology industry.

Foster Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing, and Research

We facilitate the growth of the technology sector by providing opportunities to build connections, share expertise, and advance new ideas within the technology sector.

Grow And Expand the Talent Pipeline to Serve the Technology Sector

We help South Carolina attract and retain the nation’s best tech talent by strengthening recruitment, skills development, and opportunities for employees and employers

Grow the Technology Sector

We help provide the tools and resources that businesses within the technology industry need to thrive in South Carolina.

Technology in South Carolina

South Carolina’s technology industry is thriving. Preliminary research comissioned by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and conducted by research economist Joey Von Nessen indicates that tech employment in the state is growing at a steady rate and that the tech sector contributes 6.3% to the state’s economy. As SC Tech continues to advance its mission to accelerate South Carolina’s technology ecosystem, the sector is expected to see rapid growth across the state.

Focus Areas

SC Tech is launching with nine active focus areas that allow partners to get involved and help move the tech industry forward.

Workforce Development

Focuses on skills training and
workforce development

STEM Education

Helps ensure students have the
foundation in STEM education
required for jobs in tech

Digital Infrastructure

Works toward ensuring that the
necessary infrastructure in in
place to support advances in tech

Data Privacy

Assesses the ever-changing
landscape of data privacy and
implications behind those changes

Cyber Security

Helps ensure that stakeholders
know how to protect themselves
against cyber threats

Emerging Technologies

Advises on which emerging
technologies have the potential to
make the greatest impact

Public Policy

Provides insight into how state
and federal policy decisions
impact the tech industry

CIO/CISO Round Table

A closed-door space for Chief
Information Officers to share
industry best practices

Procurement/Government Vendor Work

Offers insight into the
procurement challenges facing
tech companies

Workforce Development

Focuses on skills training and
workforce development

STEM Education

Helps ensure students have the
foundation in STEM education
required for jobs in tech

Digital Infrastructure

Works toward ensuring that the
necessary infrastructure in in
place to support advances in tech

Data Privacy

Assesses the ever-changing
landscape of data privacy and
implications behind those changes

Cyber Security

Helps ensure that stakeholders
know how to protect themselves
against cyber threats

Emerging Technologies

Advises on which emerging
technologies have the potential to
make the greatest impact

Public Policy

Provides insight into how state
and federal policy decisions
impact the tech industry

CIO/CISO Round Table

A closed-door space for Chief
Information Officers to share
industry best practices

Procurement/Government Vendor Work

Offers insight into the
procurement challenges facing
tech companies

SC Tech Asset Representation

SC Tech and SC Cyber are in the process of building a statewide asset map for technology assets in our state. While we have extensive data to capture most of our companies, we want to make sure that no one is left out.

Our goal is to recognize and represent every tech company in South Carolina, big and small. We urge you to fill out the form below to ensure we can represent your mark on our state!