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.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of all things SC Tech, and download our infosheet to learn more about SC Tech goals, initiatives, and focus areas.

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Kim Christ, Director of SC Tech & CyberSecureSC

“Technology is big business, it is the undercurrent of all business processes, and is the path of the future of work, home life, and play. In South Carolina, SC Tech provides the opportunity to unify the voice of our technology industry, leveraging their collective input to help drive our state towards an environment that fosters and supports the technology industry and all the industries that technology supports.

SC Tech brings together technology leaders in industry, education, government, and support initiatives. These SC Tech partners are the voice motivating change by identifying areas of growth and opportunity that will make SC competitive in a global market. SC Tech works on behalf of our partners to expand, connect, and innovate South Carolina’s technology ecosystem. Supporting our partners means we support the whole, and we know that together we are stronger!”

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.

SC Tech Asset Heat Map Beta

Welcome to the Beta version of the brand new SC Tech Heat Map. In this version, you will be able to filter by industry and company and view South Carolina’s technology companies around the state. Check back in early 2021 for the full version, complete with sortable filters, geo-filtering, and more! 

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

 

About CyberSecureSC

CyberSecureSC (CyberSec) is an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness through its SCTech cluster, put forth to aid the SouthCarolina public and private sectors in both facing the challenges and realizing the opportunities that a technologically-centered culture present. CyberSecureSC, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and working in tandem with the Council’s SC Tech, assembles those from different spheres – government, education, and industry – to train and educate a strong multi-disciplinary cybersecurity workforce, cultivate and advance IT and innovation in order to keep pace with the ever-evolving digital threat landscape, support industry leaders and entrepreneurs in managing digital risk and shaping the future of our state’s online security, and be the first choice to establish South Carolina as a global leader in cybersecurity.

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. 

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SC Tech Asset Representation

SC Tech and CyberSecureSC 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!

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.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of all things SC Tech, and download our infosheet to learn more about SC Tech goals, initiatives, and focus areas.

 


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.

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 the Technology Sector

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

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.

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

SC Tech Asset Heat Map Beta

Welcome to the Beta version of the brand new SC Tech Heat Map. In this version, you will be able to filter by industry and company and view South Carolina’s technology companies around the state. Check back in early 2021 for the full version, complete with sortable filters, geo-filtering, and more!

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

 

About CyberSecureSC (CyberSec)

CyberSecureSC (CyberSec) is an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness put forth to aid the South Carolina public and private sectors in both facing the challenges and realizing the opportunities that a technologically-centered culture present. CyberSecureSC, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and working in tandem with the Council’s SC Tech, assembles those from different spheres – government, education, and industry – to train and educate a strong multi-disciplinary cybersecurity workforce, cultivate and advance IT and innovation in order to keep pace with the ever-evolving digital threat landscape, support industry leaders and entrepreneurs in managing digital risk and shaping the future of our state’s online security, and be the first choice to establish South Carolina as a global leader in cybersecurity.

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. 

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!