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SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company Makes TIMES’s Best Invention List
ABii the Smart Robot Tutor has been included on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020 list. Van Robotics is an SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company. Read more.
SCRA Announces Investment in Hank AI
SCRA announces its affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.’s, investment of $200,000 to Hank AI. The Columbia-based company is a leader in medical coding and compliance automation.

Hank AI became an SC Launch Member Company in 2019 and successfully progressed through the program, receiving an Acceleration Grant and eventually becoming an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company by receiving this investment. Read more.
SCRA Companies win InnoVision Awards
The final InnoVision Awards Celebration was held on November 17. After a record-breaking number of entries, a rigorous judging process, and four weeks of Meet the Finalists virtual receptions, InnoVision revealed the winners, which included two SCRA companies. tForm, Inc., an SC Launch Portfolio Company won the Sustainability Award. Blue Eye Soft Corp., an SC Launch Member Company won the Covid-19 Response – Technology Deployment award. Watch the celebration.
SCRA Supported Companies Named in MUSC’s NAI Induction Ceremony
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The MUSC Foundation for Research Development recently held its Annual NAI Induction Ceremony and Annual Innovator of the Year Reception. During the event, MUSC recognized the individuals who were inducted into the MUSC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors or who have previously been inducted into MUSC's Chapter of NAI. Many of these individuals own SCRA Member Companies or have received grants, and are listed below.
NAI Inductees who received patent plaques: Ann-Marie Broome, Sherine Chan, James Chou, Donald Menick, Satish Nadig, D.Phil., Barton Sachs
Previous NAI Inductees who received patent plaques: Carl Atkinson, Craig Beeson, Yuri Peterson, Baerbel Rohrer, Michael Yost

NAI Inductees: Nathan Dolloff, Cephus Simmons
Maturation & Prototyping Matching Grant Now Accepting Applications
Who: SC Higher Education Institutions
When: November 1st to April 30th, 2021
Amount: Up to $15,000, with a maximum of $30,000 per institution
Why: To expand the impact of institutional funds directly invested in the maturation of a technology or the development of prototypes based on intellectual property owned by the institution. Learn more and apply.
NOV 20 @1:30 p.m.
McNair Entrepreneurship Virtual Showcase.
DEC 1 @9:30 a.m.
SCBIO: Womble Bond Dickinson Webinar: How to Navigate the FDA Approval Process and Other Regulatory Issues. Learn more.
SC Tech Statewide Virtual Technology Career Fair. Learn more.