The Office of Economic Engagement connects businesses, industry and entrepreneurs
to the many resources of the University of South Carolina to create jobs, accelerate
innovation and drive economic prosperity in the state, region and around the world.
We are your single point of contact to help connect your business to the resources
at South Carolina’s only Carnegie top-tier research institution. We offer access to
talent, research, equipment and facilities to help grow your business.
Our renowned researchers are coming up with innovations that will change the world
and we want to see these breakthroughs in the marketplace. Our patent and licensing
experts make it easy and profitable for you to license our technologies and collaborate
in research partnerships.
We coordinate the entrepreneurial programs offered by our centers and institutes and
nurture your new venture through CETi, the University of South Carolina Startup Center.
Our business launching pad provides a range of services to students, faculty, alumni
and community members focused on creating and accelerating successful enterprises.
Innovista Research District
Our Innovista Research District offers office and laboratory space for your innovation-focused
business or startup company. The 500-acre district is located in the heart of South
Carolina’s capital city, bringing together the state’s governmental, educational and
cultural elements together in one vibrant location.