We are the strategists, the innovators, the doers who make things happen at SC Innovates.

Laura B. Cardinal, PhD

SmartState Endowed Chair and Director
Center for Innovation + Commercialization
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina

Laura B. Cardinal, PhD, brings more than 30 years of innovation management education experience to her role as the SmartState Endowed Chair in Innovation + Commercialization and educator. Cardinal earned… (continued)

Kevin Diana, MBA

Assistant Director
SmartState Center for Innovation + Commercialization
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina

As the Assistant Director of the SmartState Center for Innovation + Commercialization, Kevin Diana is responsible for managing daily operations, overseeing special projects and facilitating research. Prior to joining the… (continued)

Sandy Bringley

Program Administrator

Sandy Bringley provides administrative support to SC Innovates and the SmartState Center of Innovation + Commercialization. She joined the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB)… (continued)

Melanie Lux

Strategist
SC Innovates

Entrepreneur, angel investor and strategy consultant, Melanie Lux brings more than 30 years of experience working with global companies, high-tech startups, university tech transfer offices, and professional associations to SC… (continued)