Innovation Archive

Tesseract Center, Arkansas Universities Embrace Game Design

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas universities are embracing the curriculum of digital game design, an industry that pays its software developers a median income of more than $90,000.

Tech Firm Metova Officially Opens Fayetteville Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2016 11:41 am

Cybersecurity provider Metova on Friday cut the ribbon on its new Fayetteville office, where it plans to employ roughly 30 high-tech jobs.

Tech Park Talks Timeline with KATV; Mary Good to Step Down

by Mark Carter 2/11/2016 08:55 am

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.

Innovation Hub to Host Accelerator for Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2016 10:03 am

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.

Innovation Hub Expands to East Arkansas Through ASU Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2016 02:29 pm

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.

Tech Park Closes on Phase 1 Properties

by Mark Carter 2/9/2016 10:22 am

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.

Spencer Jones Heads Right Down the LineGard

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

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.

UALR Helping Defuse Terrorism Recruitment

by Mark Carter 2/8/2016 12:00 am

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.

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

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.

YES Competition Recognizes Top Student Entrepreneurs

by Mark Carter 2/5/2016 03:08 pm

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

Spencer Jones' LineGard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

by Mark Carter 2/4/2016 12:08 pm

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.

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

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 10:09 am

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.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

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

Stand-alone Acxiom IT Rebrands as Ensono

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

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.

Metova Acquires New Tech

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

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.

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

by Marty Cook 1/26/2016 04:43 pm

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday.

Fayetteville Firm Receives Federal Grant for Spinal Fusion Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:13 am

Fayetteville's OsteoVantage has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $150,000 to further development of its system of spinal instrumentation that enhances new bone formation.

Treatsie Names Kelli Marks Digital Content Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 10:24 am

Artisan sweets startup Treatsie announced Tuesday it has hired Sweet Love Bakes founder Kelli Marks as head of digital content. Treatsie helps consumers discover artisan sweets from all over the country through a monthly subscription box and an online marketplace.

Cadron Creek Capital Closes With 55 Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

As of January, the first Cadron Creek fund was closed with 55 investors (made up of 60 individuals) and $1.525 million.

University of Arkansas Joins Truck Driving Quest

by Marty Cook 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Members of a partnership that includes Mid-America Truck Driving School of Malvern, the Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale and the UA Global Campus in Rogers hope to raise the exposure and enrollment numbers of the program.