The South Dakota Engineering Accelerator has received a $100,000 innovation grant to create and pilot a new program. The Accelerator, based at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is part of the Enterprise Institute. The goal is to identify early-stage engineering projects and then commercialize the technologies into viable businesses. Tom Eitreim, manager of the Accelerator program, detailed the program on Innovation Friday. Host Cara Hetland was also joined by several Accelerator participants as they described their concepts.