Assistant Director
SmartState® Center for Innovation + Commercialization

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 Center, Diana worked in the chemical and medical device industries. He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical cngineering from the University of Florida before earning an MBA at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB), specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship. While at the DMSB, Diana was a graduate research assistant at the Center for Innovation + Commercialization and interned for the SC Launch Program at the South Carolina Research Authority.