Category: Economic Development


  • Clemson researchers present findings from extensive research on food insecurity in Pickens County

    February 5, 2020

    Clemson researchers recently released findings on the issue of food insecurity in Pickens County along with recommendations and proposed solutions to the problem. Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of survey respondents indicated they experienced some level of food insecurity in the past 12 months and experienced problems or anxiety about consistently accessing adequate food. One-fourth of these survey respondents faced very low food security.

  • Vegetable growers can learn about diseases, insects and weeds during the Clemson Extension Spring Vegetable Production Meeting Feb. 27 at Pelion High School.

    Clemson Extension announces Spring Vegetable Production Meeting

    January 27, 2020

    Tomato brown rugose fruit virus can wreak havoc on tomato and pepper crops and the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service wants to help growers learn what they can do to protect their plants in the event the virus is found in South Carolina.

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    Clemson University names David Clayton Executive Director of the International Center for Automotive Research

    January 6, 2020

    David Clayton has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), after serving in an interim capacity for the last six months.

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    Clemson, Prisma Health invest in medical innovation

    December 2, 2019

    Researchers at Clemson University and Prisma Health have received funding to collaborate on the development of new medical treatment and diagnostic technologies. Three Clemson-Prisma Health collaborations received investments from the recently created Innovation Maturation Fund, a joint effort between the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health and the Clemson University Division of Research.

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    New Clemson program to improve health, economic outcomes through food-focused curriculum, research and products

    November 13, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.

  • This photo is a logo for the INSPIRE events that connect Clemson researchers with industry collaborators.

    INSPIRE event pairs Clemson faculty, local industry for research collaborations

    November 5, 2019

    More than 70 industry representatives and Clemson University faculty members assembled at the Madren Conference Center to learn how to forge research collaborations funded through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. SBIR and STTR grants stimulate the development and private commercialization of technological innovations derived from federal research-and-development funding.

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    Clemson faculty earn funds for technology development

    November 5, 2019

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will be awarded fiscal year 2020 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support them as they embark on the crucial last stage needed to move their technology from innovation to commercialization.

  • Grain sorghum grows in a field at Clemson's Pee Dee research station.

    Clemson-bred agricultural technology company puts down roots in Pee Dee region

    October 3, 2019

    A company spun off from Clemson’s Advanced Plant Technology Program is putting down roots where its concept sprouted near the university’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to serve growers along the Interstate 95 corridor and rural South Carolina by addressing a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage.

  • Peanuts are an important part of the South Carolina economy.

    Clemson experts say statewide drought will result in lower crop yields

    October 2, 2019

    More than half of South Carolina is in a moderate to severe drought and another 26 percent is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and Clemson University researchers and Cooperative Extension Service agents say it is affecting crop yields.

  • Jason Carver has been planting cover crops on his farm near Eastover for seven years.

    Clemson announces Building Soil Health Conference

    October 1, 2019

    The Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program and Clemson Cooperative Extension Service are conducting a conference, Building Soil Health: Principles, Practices and Profitability, on Oct. 28 in Clemson’s Madren Conference Center

  • This photo is a logo for the INSPIRE events that connect Clemson researchers with industry collaborators.

    New event series to help Clemson researchers thrive

    September 25, 2019

    A new series of events seeks to grow and enhance collaborations between the Clemson University research enterprise and industry. The first event of the INPSIRE series will offer small businesses and Clemson research faculty, staff and students the opportunity to learn the aspects of writing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

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    Nephron partners with Clemson to meet hospitals’ growing pharmaceutical demands

    August 12, 2019

    Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is partnering with Clemson University to create a robotic solution for syringe-filling automation to enhance sterile manufacturing in the pharmaceutical production process and keep up with growing hospital demands.

  • Headshot of Steve Warner, glasses, gray suit against gray background

    Business strategist, brand management executive takes helm of Corporate Partnerships in Charleston as assistant vice president

    July 17, 2019

    The Clemson University Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives is expanding its efforts in the Lowcountry with a new assistant vice president, Steve Warner.

  • AVX fuels next generation of Clemson vehicle prototyping through Deep Orange

    July 11, 2019

    South Carolina-based global electronic components company AVX Corporation will fuel the next chapter of Clemson University’s flagship vehicle prototype program Deep Orange with new equipment and lab space at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

  • Prisma Health and Clemson University announce Innovation Maturation Fund partnership

    July 9, 2019

    The Clemson University Division of Research and the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health recently signed agreements to fund up to $200,000 per year in grants through the new Innovation Maturation Fund. The health care-focused grants are intended to advance the development and implementation of new medical initiatives, advance translational science, create job and educational opportunities, improve health care and drive economic growth in the region.