Industry Resources

Clemson Resources:

Office of Industry Contracts

The Office of Industry Contracts (OIC) provides support to faculty, staff and students in their pursuit of research funding from private industry.

Regional Resources:


NEXT is a Greenville Chamber creation that provides support to entrepreneurs in the upstate region.

NEXT Innovation Center

The NEXT Innovation Center in Greenville, SC is an entrepreneurial facility specifically designed to accelerate the growth of startups and entrepreneurial businesses.


SCBIO is an affiliate of the national Biotechnology Industry Organization that exists to support and advance South Carolina’s life science industry through collaboration, advocacy, workforce development, and support for business operations.

South Carolina Business One-Stop

South Carolina Business One-Stop (SCBOS) is a business web portal that enables existing business and new businesses to file permits, licenses, registrations, or pay taxes.

South Carolina Department of Commerce

The South Carolina Department of Commerce features a calendar of business events that cater to specific business needs.

South Carolina Innovation Hub

The S.C. Innovation Hub is an online resource for the state’s tech community launched by the Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation.

South Carolina SBDC

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SBDC) assists existing businesses and new startup enterprises though free consulting, low-cost seminars and additional resources.

National Resources:

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

AUTM provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals.

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

LES is a society for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was established to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.


TechConnect is a global technology outreach and development organization that matches highly qualified technologies with corporate, government and investment partners through community driven peer-review programs.

TechConnect World

TechConnect World is an annual event designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry.

Funding Opportunities:


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) enables small businesses to explore their technological potential through their awards-based program.

SC Launch Program

The SC Launch Program invests in new technology companies in South Carolina.

Upstate Carolina Angel Network

The Upstate Carolina Angel Network (UCAN) is a group of accredited investors located in Upstate South Carolina who invest in and support startup and early-stage businesses in the Southeast.

Forms & Agreements

CURF Intake Form
Clemson University IP Policy
How to Disclose
Disclose Your Invention

For more information please contact the Clemson University Research Foundation

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