Clemson University fosters a problem-solving approach that encourages its brightest and most innovative thinkers to work across departments, fields, and the research community-at-large to collaborate with industry, government and other leading research institutions on real-world solutions that improve quality of life in our state, nation and world. Whether you would like to interact with our students, become part of one of our Enterprise Campuses, conduct research in our state-of-the-art laboratories, or form a public-private partnership with Clemson, we welcome the opportunity to explore a partnership with you.
The heart of Clemson’s economic development strategy is listening to our partners, seeking out industries rather than making them come to us, and aligning our strategies with the state’s economic priorities. Our education, research, and technology transfer programs support current industries and create new ones – including advanced materials, automotive engineering, biotechnology, energy systems, and high performance computing. The Office of Economic Development leverages university-industry relationships through Clemson’s Enterprise Campuses around the state of South Carolina. Our collaborative research with industry has distinguished Clemson as a leader in commercially relevant research and engaged educational experiences. Our best and brightest faculty and students work as entrepreneurs alongside industry partners to solve problems, accelerate new technologies to market, and acquire the knowledge to create a skilled workforce for emerging and advanced technology industries.
Clemson’s statewide research, extension and regulatory programs (Public Service Activities) enhance economic growth in South Carolina agriculture and forestry industries through a continuous process of identifying critical issues, finding solutions and transferring knowledge to farmers, foresters and land managers. From its beginnings, Clemson has been part of a national system of land-grant universities, partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help South Carolina’s agriculture and forestry producers compete in a global economy. Research scientists develop new production technologies, investigate value-added products and develop new plant varieties. Regulatory agents monitor for plant and animal diseases and alert producers of potential threats. Extension personnel share science-based information on sustainable timber crop and livestock production systems, turfgrass and ornamental horticulture, and organic and alternative crops.
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Clemson University forms academic partnerships with other institutions to benefit a variety of research areas through the development of new technology and the advancement of research findings.