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Business Partnership Opportunities

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.

Business Solutions

Business Solutions

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.

Technology Commercialization

Technology Commercialization

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.

Entrepreneurship

 Entrepreneurship

We coordinate the entrepreneurial programs offered by our centers and institutes and nurture your new venture through CETi, the USC 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

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.