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SCRA Funded Researchers at Clemson Featured in Nature Communications
Clemson University researchers have broken new ground that could result in faster and cheaper energy to power electronics. The collaborative research was published March 12 in the high-impact journal Nature Communications.

The research team includes students who are mentored by Dr Jianbo Gao, group leader of Ultrafast Photophysics of Quantum Devices (UPQD) group in the College of Science's Department of Physics and Astronomy. In 2019, Dr. Jianbo Gao and the Clemson team was awarded a $100K SACT grant from SCRA. The title of his project was “The development of next generation infrared (IR) photodetectors – solution processed and environmentally benign.” Read more.
Portfolio Company GoBeep Featured on NPR’s SC Business Review
Paul Della Maggiora, founder and CEO of GoBeep, Inc., an SCRA Portfolio Company, was recently featured on the SC Business Review. Host Mike Switzer and Paul discuss their software that earned an investment of $200,000 from SC Launch. Listen to the interview.
Member Company GeoMat Wins Innovation Technology Award
It’s been approximately one year since environmental health sciences professor Jamie Lead received a $50,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant from the National Science Foundation. The Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk (CENR) director used the funding to commercialize CENR techniques through his start-up company, GeoMat, so that government agencies, private companies and others in the environmental clean-up industry can access and implement these inventions.

As evidenced by GeoMat’s selection to receive the Innovative Technology Award from the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator, the start-up is quickly growing and accomplishing its goals. To take their work even further, GeoMat was awarded $256K from NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. They were subsequently approved as a South Carolina Research Authority Member Company, receiving an additional $50k through SCRA’s SBIR Phase I Matching Grant, a program to increase a company’s likelihood of obtaining a Phase II award. Read more.
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InnoVision Forum: AI, from Abstract to Application. Learn more.
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SCBIO: Nexsen Pruet Life Sciences Webinar Series, Corporate Issues Affecting Life Sciences Companies. Learn more.
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SCRA Webinar: Do You Really Know Your Customers? Learn more.
Resource Partner Network Spotlight: Clemson Consulting Group
Clemson Consulting Group / CCG is charged with creating new business opportunities for clients from start-up to mid-size businesses. The Clemson based group is equipped with an extensive research resource base to provide accurate and timely information. CCG is able to provide its clients with all of the necessary information and tools required to help create new business relationship opportunities resulting in increased revenue and stakeholder value.CCG has a long successful history of creating growth opportunities in a number of industries including, advanced materials, electronic packaging and biotechnology. Experienced in expanding international business including sales, marketing and new product development. The team at CCG has a proven track record of working with stakeholders to provide qualified acquisition candidates and to create viable exit strategies. Learn more.