SCRA’s SC Launch Program Announces New Client Companies

As part of its ongoing mission to foster high-tech economic growth in
South Carolina, SCRA today announced the recent acceptance of five
client companies into its SC Launch program. Client companies are
accepted into the economic development program to receive mentoring and
other support services and may also be eligible to receive grant funds
or investments.

Coastal companies include:
Chassante is affiliated with
MUSC. Their focus is to provide solutions that allow patient advocates
and caregivers to track and share health status of patients. The company
was approved for a $25,000 Academic Start-up Assistant Program Grant.

SimTunes
creates and distributes educational material in support of healthcare
simulation. Educational material includes scenarios, simulations and
curricula. The company was approved for a $50,000 Small Business
Innovation Research matching grant.

Midlands companies include:
Koios
helps readers find the best content for free from their local library.
The company enables library resources to appear on Google, Amazon, and
Wikipedia so people never miss an opportunity to borrow instead of buy.

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Robotics
develops intelligent, social robots targeted at providing
robot-assisted tutoring to K-8 children as a supplemental learning tool.
Computational techniques advance the educational outcomes for children
with learning, developmental and cognitive difficulties.

Upstate-based companies include:
Modjoul
is a wearable technology that improves the way companies function. Using
Modjoul’s customizable sensors, companies are able to extract data to
determine employee safety, productivity and effectiveness. This new
perspective provides insight into injuries and lost productivity.

About SCRA
http://www.scra.org/

Chartered in 1983 by the state of South Carolina, SCRA foster South
Carolina’s Innovation Economy. SCRA improves the development and growth
of South Carolina’s innovation ecosystem by supporting entrepreneurs,
enabling university research commercialization and connecting industry
to innovators.

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