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Charleston Innovation Campus

Positioning Clemson University as a leader in education, research and innovation in Charleston

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Making Waves in the Lowcountry

Seated in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry, Charleston has grown to become a leader in the tech field among giants like Silicon Valley and New York City. Known primarily as a tourism destination, Charleston is earning a new reputation, recently touting a tech economy that is growing faster than the national average — and just as quickly as Silicon Valley. Home to more than 200 tech companies, Charleston’s fast-growing tech hub is fueled by the young, creative talent flocking to the area.

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An aerial view over campus buildings is shown on a sunny morning.


Students walking around campus in between classes.


Male student works with a pipette in the lab.


Female student listens intently during a class lecture.


A student is tutored by another during a study session held in the Fluor Study Hall.


Two female students look through microscopes and work with other pieces of lab equipment in an engineering lab.


Two female students study together in the Fluor Study Hall.


Quick montage of several student working in the lab.


A student writes on a white board at an outdoor tent setup by the Student Advisory Board during E-week.


A student works with Virtual Reality equipment.


Quick montage of students working in labs across campus.


Several Civil Engineering students study the accessibility of sidewalks in front of Sikes Hall.


Quick montage of students working in labs across campus.


A female student walks across the stage to shake hands with President Clements after receiving her diploma.


A white tiger paw appears on the screen.

Fueling Education, Research and Innovation in Charleston

As the state's leading supplier of engineers and one of the premier public colleges in the nation, Clemson University is positioned to play a vital role in encouraging the economic and educational growth of Charleston. Clemson's newest innovation campus in Charleston provides numerous platforms where students, researchers, and industry come together to advance the area's knowledge base in new, dynamic ways. With centers dedicated to research and education, and through established partnerships with leading companies, Clemson's presence in Charleston will fuel even further advancements for generations to come.

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The Dominion Energy Innovation Center is an innovative research and testing facility focused on overcoming the challenges of renewable energy.

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Lab technician examining materials


The Warren Lasch Conservation Center is dedicated to the study and preservation of materials and structures of historical significance.

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The Zucker Center exterior


The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center is Clemson University's academic home in Charleston for collaborative research and the pursuit of advanced degrees.

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Charleston Innovation Campus
Charleston Innovation Campus | 1240 Supply Street, North Charleston, SC 29405