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Upgrading to Industry 4.0
Funded through the SCRA-Academia Collaboration Team (SACT) program, Clemson University is leading a statewide group that will help manufacturers modernize machinery and develop a workforce to operate it as part of a project that researchers said could boost South Carolina’s economy, create high-tech jobs and become a model for the nation.
The goal of the SACT is to connect industry with multi-institutional academic teams and build bridges among the institutions to foster engagement and advance technologies, many of which will enter the marketplace and lead to the creation of South Carolina-based jobs. $1.8 million was awarded to Clemson University to modernize South Carolina’s manufacturing assets to enable Industry 4.0. Read more.
Sprockets featured by Scribble SC
AJ Richichi, Co-founder and CEO of Sprockets, an SC Launch Inc., Portfolio Company. AJ sat down with Scribble SC to discuss why the hiring process can be such an obstacle for businesses in today's world, as well as what Sprockets has done to improve the process. Read more.
Parimer Scientific’s Team of Innovators Offer Turnkey, Outside-the-box Solutions
Ahh, that fresh, crisp aroma of a craft beer, your tongue tingles at the first whiff. The concoction in question may have the fragrance of a “juicy, double-dry-hopped IPA,” a popular locally-brewed label on tap here, but do NOT drink this stuff. It’s hand sanitizer.

“It was like, wow, this stuff actually still smells like Bluprint, one of our IPAs,” says Shawn Johnson, co-owner of Birds Fly South Ale Project, which teamed with Parimer Scientific, an SCRA Member Company, at the onset of the pandemic to make a pharmaceutical-grade product for local health care providers. Read more.
OCT 12 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Technology Integration and Sustainability.
OCT 12 @5:30 p.m
Beyond Shark Tank: Real-World Advice from seasoned Investors
OCT 12 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Technology Integration and Sustainability.
OCT 21 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Experience & User Interface (UX / UI 101).
NOV 10-12
SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo.
RPN Spotlight: Performance Resource Partners 
Performance Resource Partners specializes in manufacturing strategy, new product development, technology commercialization, and business performance assessment for small to midsize manufacturing organizations. The PRP consulting team is expert in the design and implementation of continuous improvement strategies, utilization of best practices, coaching and mentoring of business teams, and project management. Their expertise spans a variety of industries and product technologies in both regional and global markets. Learn more.
Thank You to
our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
  • Accounting Systems Inc. 
  • Ameris Bank
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Carolinas Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
  • Charleston ENT Associates
  • Comporium, Inc. 
  • Dominion Energy
  • Home Telecom 
  • McCullough Khan, LLC 
  • Oonaco LLC 
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Trident Construction, LLC