With a wealth of successful technology start-ups in fields ranging from health sciences to digital graphics to sustainable materials – not to mention strong support from public/private partnerships and initiatives – Columbia continues to establish itself as the new capital of innovation in South Carolina and far beyond.
The products and companies featured here represent only a small number of the game-changing technologies and innovators leading the way to a brighter future for Columbia and all of South Carolina.
Let's face it, data is daunting. Dealing with it, even more so. And to borrow an old line from vaudeville, "You ain't seen nothing yet."
Of the 600,000 bridges in the United States, 26 percent of them are labeled structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the American Society of Civil Engineers in its 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
Dr. Bill Brewer spends his days shuttling between teaching chemistry at the University of South Carolina and overseeing the direction of the technology company, DPX Labs, he founded seven years ago.