Of Note

A Podcast on Innovation

About the show

Of Note is a podcast on innovation. We’re opening up the notebooks of some of the most interesting business minds in the South. They’re hands-on, they’re driven and they’re sharing the notes they’ve taken on invention, funding, entrepreneurship, growth, and so much more. Created by South Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation.

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Episodes

  • 21: Morgan Brady, Autosports Competitions and Aerospace Composites

    March 10th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 17 secs
    composite resources, composites, new podcast, of note, podcast, podcasts, rock hill, rock hill business, rock hill sc, sc, sc aerospace, science, scribble, scribble innovation, scribble sc, south carolina, south carolina innovation

    As a leader, Morgan has fine-tuned his formula for scaling and growing niche businesses in addition to, on the Composite Resources front, how he and his team approach the field and collectively move the industry forward within the state through curiosity, teamwork, and building relationships.

  • 20: Mary Mason, Making Magic Happen at Milliken

    February 11th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 15 secs
    chemistry, colorants, colors, innovate, innovation toolkit, innovator, milliken, milliken and co. milliken & co. innovation, new podcast, of note, podcast, podcasts, sc, science, scribble, scribble innovation, scribble sc, south carolina, south carolina innovation

    "In a way, chemistry is like magic. It's like you're able to manipulate and change things. Think of these atoms and how they reorganize. There's a curiosity for why that's so and how that's so." - Mary Mason

  • 19: Ramy Harik, Combating Corruption Through Manufacturing

    January 19th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 45 secs
    aerospace, aerospace industry, aerospace innovation, aerospace trends, engineer, engineering, innovate, innovation, innovator, ramy harik, ramy harik research, ramy harik usc, research, researcher, sc, south carolina, university of south carolina, usc, usc mechanical engineering

    "If you have corruption in institutions, the only way to lift a society, lift a county, lift a state, lift a country, is through smart manufacturing. Data has no emotion. There is no question when it comes to data."

  • 18: Dr. Laura Boccanfuso, Journey From the Books to Bots

    November 17th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 2 secs
    academics, building robots, business, business advice, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, leadership, marketing, robot building, robots, scribble, scribble sc, shark tank, small business, south carolina, start up

    "Innovation is really solution-finding. It's about looking at a challenge or a problem and finding an effective solution." Dr. Laura Boccanfuso of Van Robotics is changing the landscape of education through ABii - the smart robot tutor. Listen now.

  • 17: Stella Mercado, Innovating Cybersecurity for National Defense

    October 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 42 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, federcal government, government contracting, government innovation, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, leadership, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    “Cybersecurity is like a blanket that goes around everything with technology.” Stella Mercado of Mercom is providing innovative solutions to the government. Listen now.

  • 16: Shawn Valenta, Changing the Way We Approach Healthcare

    September 15th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 1 sec
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    "The one thing that I can predict in healthcare is that it's going to continue to change." Shawn Valenta, alongside MUSC Telehealth, is changing the way think about healthcare. Find out how on this episode of "Of Note."

  • 15: Ed Currie, The Inventor of the World's Hottest Pepper

    August 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 24 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    A “chile head” in the truest sense of the word, Ed Currie – the man behind the Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest pepper – knows hot enough is never hot enough. Listen to his journey to the pepper on this episode of "Of Note."

  • The Power of Vulnerability: Juan Caicedo

    May 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 7 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Philippe Herndon

    May 12th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  15 mins 49 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Mary Beth Westmoreland

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 4 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Jon-Michial Carter

    April 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 40 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • 14: Juan Caicedo

    February 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 9 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Many people have dreams of shaping the future, and for Dr. Juan Caicedo, those dreams are a reality. A professor and department chair of the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, Juan specializes in Structural Dynamics to make our world safer and more efficient. From floors that sense the vibrations of your footsteps to walls that stand strong against storms, he and his department utilize their one-of-a-kind equipment to run experiments and come up with new solutions to everyday problems.