Doing Research at MUSC
The SmartState® Program was established by the SC legislature to support the development and commercialization of new ideas and technologies. MUSC has been awarded 27 SmartState® Centers in biomedical sciences and healthcare technologies. MUSC's centers focus on biomedical and pharmaceutical research.
The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) are federal-state-university partnerships designed to build the state’s research infrastructure; infuse research into education; provide opportunities for diverse groups of institutions, students, faculty and disciplines in science and technology; and increase collaboration among key stakeholders of the state’s science and technology enterprise.
The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), a nonprofit contract R&D organization established to grow South Carolina’s knowledge economy, is a significant commercialization support for businesses. In partnership with the state’s three research universities, SCRA has established a network of Innovation Centers and Launch Zones to assist startup and existing businesses with commercializing new technologies.