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Jan 13, 2021

14 projects receive S.C. Commerce Department funding

The grants are part of the department's Relentless Challenge program, which supports technological innovation in local initiatives statewide. Since 2013, the program has awarded more than $7 million to 41 organizations.

Oct 19, 2020

Inaugural student pitch competition now accepting entries

More than $10,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs in SC Innovates 2020, open to students enrolled in at least one credit course this fall at state college or university. Ideas will be developed using an online innovation platform.

Sep 15, 2020

New website aims to connect entrepreneurs to resources

Innovate Columbia, an initiative of the Midlands Business Leadership Group, launched today. It provides links to area programs as well as information on upcoming networking events.

Jul 22, 2020

USC partnership receives $9.2 million research contract

The university's partnership with Navatek will research power and energy systems as well as develop digital twin prototypes. The project's goal is to optimize a ship's electrical system to meet critical needs.

Apr 15, 2020

Proving Ground competition to take place online

USC's Darla Moore School of Business will hold its 11th annual entrepreneurial pitch competition in a Facebook Live event on Tuesday. A pair of finalists will compete in 2 main categories for first-place prizes of $17,500.

Jan 7, 2020

Toolkit Talk to launch 3-day event next month in Columbia

The interactive three-day series, part of the S.C. Department of Commerce's online Scribble initiative, will include advice from and networking opportunities with S.C. leaders in innovation.

Oct 22, 2019

Challenge hopes to pump up talent pipeline

The 2019 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Innovation Challenge, which begins Thursday, will present real-world insurance industry scenarios to competing teams. Team members are vying for cash prizes and valuable connections.

Apr 25, 2019

Website to provide platform for state startups

Scribble will allow users to access company videos and features and connect with startup programs, venture capital and other resources across the state. The site was launched at the 2019 Dig South Tech Summit.

Apr 15, 2019

Proving Ground startup winners named

The annual competition awards prizes to University of South Carolina entrepreneurs in several categories. This year's winners included a string lighting accessory startup and a military apparel company.

Apr 3, 2019

Innovation Think Tank Lab open at USC

The lab, which joins a global network of similar Siemens-affiliated organizations, provides space and resources for researchers to tackle pressing issues in areas such as health care, artificial intelligence and information technology.

Mar 27, 2019

Proving Ground finale features 6 finalists

The annual competition at USC's Darla Moore School of Business involves finalists pitching startup business ideas to a panel of a judges a la the television show Shark Tank. Thursday's event begins at 6 p.m.

Feb 25, 2019

Forensic technology company locating operations at MTC

French-based Bluestar of Monaco is locating an operations facility at Midlands Technical College's Enterprise Campus, an industrial park that provides education partnerships and workforce training for new or existing industries.