The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) owns and operates several facilities that support business incubation and enable Clemson University research activities.
Center for Applied Technology (CAT) –
The Center for Applied Technology (CAT) is located in Pendleton, South Carolina*. The CAT facility is a 30,000 square foot mixed-use facility containing both office space and wet-lab space. It has approximately 10,500 square feet of office space and approximately 8800 square feet of lab space. The rest is used as common areas, such as conference rooms, break rooms, etc. This facility houses start-up companies (primarily early stage start-ups in the research and development phase), University tenants and soft-landing companies.
The following amenities are also offered:
• Fax and copy service
• Wireless high speed internet
• Audio teleconferencing in conference room
• UPS and U.S. Mail services
• Market analyses/business planning (available at the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
• Mentoring (available at the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
National Brick Research Center (Bishop Ceramic Laboratory) –
Located at the AMRC in Anderson, South Carolina, the National Brick Research Center is an industrially funded organization providing research, education and service to producers and users of clay bricks and other ceramic materials (tile, mortar, and ceramics). The Center seeks to augment the educational process of University students and be an important contributor to the University’s mission in research and public service. This building is designated strictly for University use.
*Pendleton, South Carolina it is a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pendleton’s proximity to Clemson University, Interstate 85 and cities such as Greenville, SC, Anderson, SC and Asheville, NC make it an ideal location for business. Its location also allows for short trips to the mountains as well as the ability to visit two area lakes.