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Stories highlight the Spirit of #TeamUpstate

August 30, 2018

Our newest video project explores growing industries across the Upstate and how #TeamUpstate organizations are working together to meet industry needs.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Colleges & Universities, Existing Industry, Innovation, Life Science, Manufacturing, Skilled Workforce, Technical College System

Engineering the Upstate’s Braintrust

July 2, 2018

Spend time with Thang Nguyen and Brooks Hafner, and you’ll get a glimpse at just how much the Upstate is powered by engineers.

TOPICS: Business, Engineering, Existing Industry, Innovation, Technology, Workforce Development

Bloomberg: Greenville Could Be Innovation Economy Blueprint

June 28, 2018

Bloomberg news Federal Reserve reporter Craig Torres shares in a June 25 podcast that data analysis that piqued the outlet’s curiosity about Greenville, the focus of its June 21 piece called “The New South Startup.”

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, Innovation, International, Life Science, News You Can Use

Open innovation a driver in TTI’s business growth

May 15, 2018

Techtronics Industries (TTI), an Anderson County designer and manufacturer of power tools, shares how open innovation has helped the company grow.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, Innovation, Skilled Workforce, Upstate Thoughts

Upstate Hosts SEMDA Medical Device Conference

April 29, 2018

Hundreds of industry executives from medical technology, device and diagnostic companies will gather this week in Greenville for the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) 2018 MedTech Conference.

TOPICS: Bioscience, Business Recruitment, Innovation, Life Science

Additive Manufacturing and Education in the Upstate

September 13, 2017

Additive manufacturing, or the building of three-dimensional objects by adding layer upon layer of material, now plays a role in Upstate classrooms as well.

TOPICS: Education, Innovation, Manufacturing, Technical College System, Technology

Additive Manufacturing and Upstate Industries

September 13, 2017

Upstate companies from GE to Cornell Dubilier to Sealvel Systems among leaders in utilizing 3-D printing technology for industrial applications.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Innovation, Manufacturing, Technical College System, Technology

Exploring the Evolution of Automobiles: Plastics, Autonomy and Beyond

February 20, 2017

The Upstate Business Journal recently published an article by the Upstate SC Alliance that explored the ideas presented in the plastics event in Detroit, with voices from industries that have manufacturing operations within the Upstate and tying industry challenges to Clemson University research.

TOPICS: Automotive, Colleges & Universities, CU-ICAR, Innovation, International

The Truth about R&D in the Upstate

November 1, 2016

There’s more to Upstate research and development (R&D) than RPMs. The truth is that a great deal of R&D activity goes on unaccounted for in a variety of industries from medical devices to sporting goods.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, CU-ICAR, Innovation, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts