Innovation Archive

Medical Device Teams from UA, UA Little Rock Sweep Governor's Cup

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2018 03:05 pm

Undergraduate and graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock walked away from the 18th annual Governor's Cup competition with $154,000.

SPONSORED: Wood Sales Leadership Center Teaches Art, Science Of Selling

by 4/10/2018 11:21 am

Rare program poised to turn out its first class of future salespeople at Arkansas State University.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:21 am

These seven young businesses are just a small part of the entrepreneurship and innovation community exploding in Little Rock.

Tyson Announces Partnership With Silicon Valley, Chicago Incubators

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 03:58 pm

Tyson Foods of Springdale announced Thursday its agreement to work with two business incubators, Plug and Play of Silicon Valley and 1871 of Chicago, that will directly connect it to the startup communities in those places.

Executive Director of The Hub Quits

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 11:34 am

Joel Gordon's last day at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub was Feb. 2.

The Conductor To Host Startup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:13 am

The Conductor announced Friday its plans to host a National Collegiate Venture Competition that will award student entrepreneurs a total of $15,000 in cash prizes.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a one-year, $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Brown Engineers LLC of Little Rock to develop a water engineering computer simulation.

The Conductor Announces New 10x Cyber Accelerator

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 04:20 pm

The Conductor announces a new partnership with Metova Inc., the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Startup Junkie to launch the 10x Cyber Accelerator.

At Tech Friends, the Work Space Inspires Innovation

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 12/27/2017 09:02 am

One Jonesboro company is using the placemaking phenomenon to encourage collaboration and productivity.

Tech Park Hires WER Architects to Design Second Phase

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/20/2017 01:10 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board chooses WER Architects/Planners of Little Rock to design the second phase of its $100 million, six-phase project.

Tech Park Hears From Firms Competing to Design Phase 2

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/14/2017 08:37 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board hears from three architectural firms vying to design the second phase of the $100 million, six-phase project.

'Roboglasses' for the Blind Get Boost From Grant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Fauxsee Innovations of Magnolia has landed a one-year, $226,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to continue developing its first product, Roboglasses.

First Orion to Move Headquarters to North Little Rock

by Lance Turner 11/13/2017 12:06 pm

First Orion of Little Rock says it will move into a new, six-story office building on Main Street in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock.

Retired IBM Executive Joins Ecoark's Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc., which is set to be renamed Zest Technologies Inc., announced Wednesday that former IBM executive Michael Green has joined the company's board of directors.

Acxiom Reports 2Q Loss of $3.3M, Revenue Up 4 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 03:23 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway reports a second-quarter loss of $3.3 million, down from a profit of $7.1 million in the same quarter a year ago.

UAMS Scientist Gets $1.8M NIH Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2017 10:08 am

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences scientist Dr. Daohong Zhou has received his third concurrent R01-type Research Project Grant by the National Institutes of Health.

At Forum, A-State Will Focus on Education Innovation

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2017 01:50 pm

Arkansas State University will hold a "Forum for Innovation" on Thursday at the Fowler Center.

Springdale Company Awarded $25K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 02:27 pm

Vet Veggies of Springdale recently received one of three $25,000 grants awarded by Bob Evans Farms of New Albany, Ohio, through its inaugural Heroes to CEOs contest.

Arkansas Banks Sub ITMs for Tellers to Gain Competitive Edge

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Several Arkansas banks are using interactive teller machines to offer extended hours and better service to their customers, grow their deposits and gain a competitive edge, especially in new markets.