Innovation

Student Entrepreneurs at eStem Get Their Own Space: The Vault

Student Entrepreneurs at eStem Get Their Own Space: The Vault
The Vault internal incubator for Noble Impact entrepreneurship students at eStem High School opened for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Vault is an internal incubator for student entrepreneurs set inside what once was the underground vault of the former Federal Reserve Bank at Third and Louisiana streets in downtown Little Rock. The building now serves students in grades 9-12 as eStem High School.
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Alma Firm Receives Federal Grant for 'Quad Rider'

InvoTek, a research and development firm from Alma, has received a $175,000 federal grant for development of the "Quad Rider," a gear and braking device that helps people with disabilities safely operate a handcycle.
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UA Gets $1.5M for Cancer Research

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that improve a patient's immune response against tumors.
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