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Start-Up Resources

FRD has many internal and local resources to help you with getting your start-up launched successfully.

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The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR)

South Carolina Life Science Industry Organization Logo 

SC BIO is an association of individuals and organizations dedicated to growing the life science industry in South Carolina.

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Commercialization Services for Entrepreneurial Startup Companies

Charleston Entrepreneur Ecosystem

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Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal / Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization.  The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena.

On May 29, 2019, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs hosted a webinar to assist interested applicants with understanding proposal preparation, federal guidelines and resources, the funding process, and address general concerns.  You may find a link to the webinar slides and video below.

Webinar Slides

Webinar Video

Redacted SBIR / STTR applications are available for viewing with MUSC log-in credentials.

SBIR Applications

STTR Applications