The future economic and competitive success of the Columbia region rests within the growth of a knowledge-based economy. EngenuitySC believes that by focusing on nourishing the growth of technology, innovation and knowledge-based companies and opportunities, the economy and quality of life can be greatly improved for the Columbia region.
The key to accomplishing this rests in a unique, comprehensive and holistic approach to fostering large-scale community involvement and collaboration to build and grow the knowledge-based economy in the Columbia region. EngenuitySC works with community partner to focuses on four core strategic areas:
Fostering support for higher education, research universities, and institutions builds a pipeline of discovery and knowledge creation leading to innovation, R&D investments, and commercial opportunities. In addition, higher education institutions produce highly-skilled, well-educated and creative workers that can support and build a vibrant economy.
Through an entrepreneurial environment, ideas and innovations developed at our research universities and in the private sector are taken through the commercialization process to generate products, services and jobs within the region. Entrepreneurship is the single greatest opportunity regions have to create wealth and build an organic economic model for prosperity.
Knowledge-based industries and young professionals will be the most important drivers of future economic growth. By fostering an open, creative and energetic environment, EngenuitySC will help expand the pipeline of skilled talent in our region by attracting and retaining innovators, educated young professionals and entrepreneurs to the Columbia area. This will further create and enhance our efforts to build a vibrant, knowledge-based economy in the region.
Facilitating a collaborative focus on areas of competitive advantage and leveraging innovations and technologies in those areas sets the foundation for building a competitive edge that will accelerate economic progress. EngenuitySC serves as the community’s “collaboration vehicle”, facilitating a place where public, private and higher education sectors can come together to focus on building the knowledge economy of the future in the Greater Columbia region.