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Center for Global Alliance for South Carolina

The Global Alliance for South Carolina (GASC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to stimulate business, economic growth and research partnerships involving companies and academic institutions in South Carolina, Israel and Estonia as an independent way to generate economic development, jobs and university joint programs. GASC is managed and operated by Advanced Technology International. Operations are headquartered at the Center for the Global Alliance for South Carolina at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.


In fulfilling its mission, GASC will collaborate with the following:

  • In South Carolina: Advanced Technology International, SCRA’s “SC Launch” Program, the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, the University of South Carolina, and Clemson University
  • In Israel: the Israel Innovation Authority and various academic research institutions and start-up business incubators
  • In Estonia: the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the University of Tartu, and Tallinn University of Technology

Please visit the Global Alliance for South Carolina's website ( for additional information. 


View upcoming and past events

"CofC will house Global Alliance for South Carolina" (11/10/2017) 

"CofC establishes center for binational economic agreements" (01/08/2018)


Center for Global Alliance for South Carolina Representative
Sue Sommer-Kresse, PhD
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424 

Global Alliance of South Carolina Executive Director
Russ Keller, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)