SCRA Announces Organizational Transition

  • Jul 5, 2016
  • Press Releases

Summerville, S.C. - SCRA, a state-chartered organization that furthers South Carolina's technology economy, today announced an organizational separation from its government contracting affiliate, Advanced Technology International (ATI), formerly SCRA Applied R&D. This transition follows an SCRA Board of Trustees' Executive Committee decision to separate the organizations as part of the approved annual operating and strategic plans.

The transition allows SCRA to focus on its mission to enrich South Carolina's technology economy. As part of the process, both SCRA and ATI have launched new websites ( and, allowing the organizations to maintain separate identities for their respective constituencies.

SCRA Executive Committee Chairman Bill Blume said, "SCRA remains committed to enriching and enabling the state's technology economy, as was intended in its enabling legislation. I look forward to building upon the successes of SCRA and the SC Launch program, streamlining the organization with a more precise and renewed focus. SCRA will ensure that South Carolina's research universities, entrepreneurs and industry are connected, in order to support and enable the innovation ecosystem."

About SCRA

Chartered in 1983 by the state of South Carolina, SCRA enriches South Carolina's technology 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.

About ATI

ATI lessens the burden of government by coordinating and executing our nation's most innovative research initiatives. They lead diverse industry and academic organizations that develop technology solutions through a collaborative approach. The organization's current R&D portfolio includes shipbuilding and ship repair, advanced materials, medical technologies, electromagnetic spectrum technologies and rapid prototyping. ATI manages over 12 large, federally-funded consortia with a contract value of more than $16 billion and is headquartered in Summerville, SC.

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