Innovation

Innovate 2 Educate Event Allows Students to Solve Problems

Innovate 2 Educate Event Allows Students to Solve Problems
The Innovate 2 Educate event, conjured and run by Noble Impact and EAST Initiative students from eStem High School, drew about 200 eStem students to the ARK Challenge space in downtown Little Rock on Friday.

Students from eStem Public Charter High School in downtown Little Rock spent Friday morning pitching startup ideas designed to innovate the current educational model.
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Civik Connects Legislators, Constituents Through Targeted Surveys

Trent Atwood's Civik enables elected officials to use targeted questions, based on ZIP code or demographics, to survey constituents on specific issues.
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NWA's 'Vendorville' Lets Down Guard as Millennials Blend In

Cameron Smith, whose efforts to place women on corporate boards of directors was the subject of a front-page story last week, says it's not always easy persuading denizens of New York and Silicon Valley to move to Vendorville, the Bentonville-Rogers-Springdale-Fayetteville metroplex that's home to 1,390 suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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Video: ARK Challenge Concludes Fourth Run in Little Rock

The ARK Challenge startup accelerator last week concluded its fourth installment, and first in Little Rock, with Demo Day presentations of company pitches held inside the Clinton Center's Great Hall. read more >

Mid-America Science Museum Renovation on Schedule, Re-opening Set for March

The museum closed in August to begin remodeling and adding exhibits and new features, thanks to a $7.8 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. read more >

Pharmacy Firm RxResults Adding Jobs

RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company that is partly owned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said it plans to add between 20 and 30 jobs in the next 21 months, according to a UAMS news release. Founded in 2008, RxResults was created to help lower drug costs for employers and their workers while making sure they receive the best medicines available. read more >

UAMS Researcher Receives $1.5M Grant from National Institutes of Health

A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the use of nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis and treatment. read more >

ASTA Provides Commercialization Funds for NanoWatt Chip Design

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has invested $100,000 from its seed capital investment program in Fayetteville startup NanoWatt Design. read more >

Investors at Technology Summit Advise Startups to Sell the Vision

Investors participating in the Arkansas Technology Summit Thursday at the Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock said they'd prefer to see an inspired pitch from a potential investment target than a detailed business plan. read more >

Spencer Jones Big Winner at ARK Challenge in Little Rock

Spencer Jones, a surgical nurse resident at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, won an investment round of $150,000 for his innovative blood-draw device Wednesday at the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock. read more >

ARK Challenge Showcasing Little Rock Startups at Demo Day

The ARK Challenge is the tech-based startup "boot camp" launched in Fayetteville in 2012 through a federal grant that funded two installments. This year, the program was picked up by the state and private investors, continued in northwest Arkansas and expanded to Little Rock. read more >

Baptist Health Benefiting from 3D Surgery Technology

Baptist Health of Little Rock has some new technology in the operating room that's helping to better treat its patients. read more >

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