Innovation

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas
Jerry Adams

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.
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Spencer Jones Heads Right Down the LineGard

It may be a little early to say Little Rock wunderkind entrepreneur Spencer Jones, a member of the 2015 Arkansas Business 20 in Their 20s class, is returning to his roots. But the growth of his latest venture is allowing Jones to revisit the innovative nugget that got him started on his entrepreneurial path back in 2014.
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Innovation Hub to Host Accelerator for Students

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and Junior Achievement of Arkansas on Wednesday announced the launch of HubX—NextGen, an entrepreneurial development program for high school students.
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Arkansas State Gets Grant for Innovation Work

The U.S. Commerce Department says Arkansas State will receive grant money through a program to promote innovation.
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Tech Park Talks Timeline with KATV; Mary Good to Step Down

Sinclair Broadcasting will need at least three years to move its Little Rock ABC affiliate, KATV Channel 7, from its building at Main and Fourth, Little Rock Technology Park Director Brent Birch told board members Wednesday. read more >

Innovation Hub Expands to East Arkansas Through ASU Grant

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced Tuesday that it will extend its services to the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System (EARIS), created this week thanks to a $500,000 federal grant awarded to Arkansas State University. read more >

Tech Park Closes on Phase 1 Properties

Renovation for the first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin in April after tech park board members on Monday signed closing documents to purchase properties along Main Street. read more >

UALR Helping Defuse Terrorism Recruitment

Perpetrators of violent extremism successfully recruit potential members through social media, and a campaign including a team from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is underway to counter their efforts. read more >

YES Competition Recognizes Top Student Entrepreneurs

The 2016 Youth Entrepreur Showcase brought together the top 25 student teams, representing students in grades 5-8, for the competition's Expo Day. read more >

Spencer Jones' LineGard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

LineGard Med, the medical device startup from Little Rock entrepreneur Spencer Jones, has added Vance Clement of Fayetteville's BlueInGreen as its chief operating officer, the company announced. read more >

E-Z Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard Appointed to Chair Arkansas Research Alliance

The Arkansas Research Alliance has named Sonja Hubbard, president and CEO of Texarkana's E-Z Mart Stores Inc., chairman of its board of directors and added four new board members. read more >

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources. read more >

Stand-alone Acxiom IT Rebrands as Ensono

Ensono is based in suburban Chicago, where Acxiom's IT division was based, and employs around 700 workers in all, 350 at its headquarters. But roughly 150 employees, transitioned from Acxiom, work at its Conway data center. read more >

Metova Acquires New Tech

Metova, a tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway, Cabot and Fayetteville, announced that it had purchased Camber Corp.'s Cyber Operations Enhanced Network & Training Simulator and SLAM-R Cyber Range technology for an undisclosed price. read more >

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