“Smaller companies have the ability to disrupt entire industries through innovation. As an engineer at the world’s second largest tire manufacturer, I wanted to understand innovation as a strategy. Laura… (continued)
SC Innovates is fortunate to have many supporters who believe in the power of innovation to create opportunities and the need to bridge the gap between science and industry.
“Being in R&D with large, established corporations, my career has always been on a technical track. Wanting a deeper understanding of the business of innovation, I took Strategic Management of… (continued)
“The SmartState Endowed Chairs are among the brightest minds in the world in our fields. We are in South Carolina to ignite innovation in technology, start companies, partner with industry,… (continued)
“The SmartState Center for Innovation + Commercialization is the ‘missing link’ of the SmartState Program. SmartState Endowed Chairs such as myself are developing a tremendous amount of technology in our… (continued)
“From the beginning, SmartState Chairs were encouraged to ‘think big’ by our universities and corporate sponsors. That’s exactly what we’ve done in our research, in our teaching, in diversifying and… (continued)
“After 25 years in the beer industry, I wanted to understand technology and how to use it to disrupt industries. Dr. Cardinal’s class, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, really… (continued)