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COLUMBIA, S.C. – USC receives $10.2 million for efforts to advance battery research

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – USC receives $10.2 million for efforts to advance battery research

The University of South Carolina is receiving $10.2 million for its efforts to advance battery research due to funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

University officials said the $10.2 million funding is part of an overall award of $45 million for SC Nexus, a statewide consortium of partners working to improve the clean energy supply chain and develop cyber-secure grid resilience technologies. SC Nexus is managed by the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Leadership in Research and Innovation

SC Nexus is one of 12 out of 31 designated official Tech Hubs that were awarded funding in the Phase 2 announcement.

The funding is for the forthcoming Carolina Institute for Battery Innovation, which will be directed by leading USC’s William Mustain, a professor and associate dean for research in the Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing.

USC President’s Statement

“USC is proud to work alongside SC Commerce in this statewide effort and to have a leadership role in developing a new community of researchers, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Achieving recognition at a national level demonstrates our ability as a state to innovate and to bring new ideas to the market. Our very strong coalition of universities and industry and state partners demonstrates how much we can achieve when we work together,” said USC President Michael Amiridis.

SC Nexus Consortium

University of South Carolina is a founding member of and a leader in the SC Nexus consortium, which includes more than 50 members and several core partners, according to a press release.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - USC receives $10.2 million for efforts to advance battery research

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