A Variety of Business Models

SCFUSA has many options for companies, colleges, and universities to have projects funded.

Vertical Collaboration

An OEM and a Supplier join together to engage a SCFUSA team to provide applied research on a technical topic

Development Partnership

An SC based firm with relevant capabilities join the applied research team to complement the university/Fraunhofer expertise.

Faculty Led R&D

Fraunhofer USA Centers are bringing technical expertise to a collaborative team and are partners in a project which is being led by a South Carolina research institution.

Horizontal Collaboration

More than one company from the same or different industry segments join together to engage a SCFUSA team to provide applied research on the same technical area.

Federally Supported R&D

An academic institution would like to include a Fraunhofer Center in a federal grant application, and are successful in obtaining federal funds.

Fraunhofer Led R&D

The client/company desires to only engage a Fraunhofer Center, without a South Carolina academic institution as part of the team.

Not Quite Ready to Define the technical scope of a project?

SCFUSA can facilitate a Rapid Innovation Workshop, an intense 2-day solution ideation workshop in an effort to facilitate internal brainstorming for a SC based firm for future applied research collaboration.

What Kinds of Research Does SCFUSA Participate In?