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South Carolina Innovation Awareness Month coming in April

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April has been designated Innovation Awareness Month in South Carolina as a result of a partnership between the Medical University of South Carolina, S.C. Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Research Authority.

“South Carolina is quickly becoming a state known for innovation, and SCRA is honored to play a role in that growth,” said Bob Quinn, executive director of SCRA. “We also realize that innovation requires collaboration among industry, government, entrepreneurs, and academia. Therefore, we’re pleased to help launch the state’s first awareness month for innovation to foster that collaboration.”

Gov. Henry McMaster will officially proclaim Innovation Awareness Month at 2 p.m. April 3 at the Statehouse in Columbia. Innovators and entrepreneur startups will be present to showcase and demonstrate their innovations, according to a news release.

More information can be found at the Innovation Month website, which will feature information about events, activities and the growth of the state’s innovation ecosystem.

Interested parties and potential partners for the month can visit the Innovation Month website, which will be a center point of events, activities, and information about the growth of South Carolina’s innovation ecosystem. The website will be updated throughout the month with additional events.

“We are excited that MUSC's annual Innovation Week has grown into an event worthy of anchoring a statewide Innovation Month,” said Jesse Goodwin, chief innovation officer at MUSC. “I am proud of the trajectory of innovation in the state. This partnership aligns South Carolina on a collective and clear mission of innovative excellence that will result in a nationally recognized culture of innovation, not only at MUSC, but for the entire state."



Christina Lee Knauss is a contributing writer for SC Biz News.

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