Innovation

Innovation Council Summit: Working Together A Must

Innovation Council Summit: Working Together A Must
Dr. Richard Brown, dean of the College of Engineer at the Univeristy of Utah, speaks Tuesday during a panel at the first-ever Arkansas Innovation Council Summit in the Robinson Center's ballroom in Little Rock.

Arkansas can become a leader in the knowledge-based economy if its state government, industries and educators work together to develop a workforce attractive to innovators.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

With the presence of the Little Rock Tech Park, The Venture Center, FIS FinTech Accelerator program and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, among other assets, the Little Rock Region is becoming known and respected in the startups/innovation sector.
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