The SCRA-Academia Collaboration Team is giving nearly $600,000 in feasibility grants for six innovation projects encouraging collaboration between academic institutions and industry partners.
“The grants will establish collaboration centers to create jobs, engage industry and have a positive impact on the state,” Christine Dixon Thiesing, SCRA's director of academic programs, said in a news release.
The centers will be founded in areas with a critical mass of talent, infrastructure, financial resources and intellectual property and a prevalence of industry in the state.
The team is planning to establish three collaboration centers: a composite industry solutions center, a medical devices collaboration center and a technology-enabled population health collaboration center.
Grant award winners include:
The SACT comprises representatives from the state’s research universities; comprehensive teaching institutions; technical colleges; industry; and SCRA, a nonprofit, state-chartered organization that encourages entrepreneurship and academic research.p