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Digital Transformation Lab

A research showplace where projects with an array of real-world industrial and consumer applications are on display.

Research on Display

Industry partners and university students have access to this state-of-the art research facility, located in the McNair Aerospace Research Center on Catawba Street in Columbia, SC. Partner companies have exclusive access and the unique opportunity to showcase their real-world products and consumer applications – such as robotics, visual inspection, autonomous drones, smart home appliances, and much more.


Successful Partnerships

The university has successful partnerships with companies from across the globe, including these corporate giants with research currently on display:

  • IBM
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Yaskawa


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Research Lab

In partnership with IBM, the university has created the IIoT Lab also located in the McNair Aerospace Research Center. The lab uses cloud-based data to develop a wide range of student learning, teaching, and research projects.


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