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Innovation

Jan 7, 2022

Rural county serves as model for national broadband expansion

About 4,500 homes and businesses in one Upstate county didn’t have access to internet service last year. Charter Communications will use that community as ground zero for the launch of its

Dec 17, 2021

Minority accelerator names award winners, 2022 class

Since 2012, the Minority Business Accelerator has graduated more than 120 participants, created 250 jobs and helped participants accrue a combined $26 million

Dec 14, 2021

Flurry of fleet EV investment hits Southeast

Auto companies unable to adjust to the coming tide of change — electrification, autonomy and connectivity — will likely not survive the next decade. That was the message Qad's electric vehicle account manager picked up from

Dec 14, 2021

Proterra slated to open SC battery factory in 2022

Another South Carolina electric bus manufacturer is taking the plunge with a $76 million investment toward a battery factory in the Upstate. The company expects to begin production in …

Dec 14, 2021

Cancer diagnostics company plans move to innovation district

Kiyatec, a commercial cancer diagnostics company with ties to Clemson University and Prisma Health, plans to invest $5 million in new offices as the anchor tenant for the city of Greenville's new Innovation District.

Dec 13, 2021

Immigrants could help SC become one of the country’s fast-growing tech hubs

South Carolina's tech sector is expected to be the seventh fastest growing in the nation over the next decade, if it can find the labor, says a recent study. But if half of the state's STEM postgraduate degree-earners are foreign-born

Dec 8, 2021

S.C. electric vehicle manufacturer invests in battery plant

After two major investments in the region, a U.K.-based manufacturer will build a battery module assembly plant to serve its Southeastern facilities. Proprietary tech will allow the company to replace one battery module at a time

Dec 2, 2021

AVX invests in venture capital fund

Fountain Inn's advanced electronic components manufacturer Kyocera AVX has partnered with an early-stage venture capital firm Good Growth Capital to complement its existing research and investments in S.C. medical technology.

Nov 22, 2021

S.C. schools usher in innovation centers

Furman University's Anthony Herrera said he doesn't want to be cliche, but he believes we're headed into a new world order. Clemson University's Max Allen says the timing is a coincidence.

Nov 17, 2021

United Community Bank donates $160,000 to SCRA

United Community Bank is giving $160,000 to the S.C. Research Authority Industry Partnership Fund.

Nov 10, 2021

Chamber aims to foster Belgian tech hub in S.C.

Belgium, South Carolina's fifth largest export partner, continues blaze trails into the state's tech sector with incoming firms, while the Belgian Chamber's new ambassador to the Southeast aims to foster a symbiotic hub for these compan

Nov 4, 2021

Clemson alumnus returns to SC to head SCBIO

In May, Sam Konduros stepped away from what he called a “four-year honeymoon” at the helm of SCBIO to lead the private cannabis treatment startup KOR Medical. Since then, the life science development group has scoured the