Innovation Archive

Windstream Closes on $227.5M Broadview Networks Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2017 10:35 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock completes its previously announced $227.5 million all-cash acquisition of Broadview Networks Holdings Inc.

SWEPCO Plans to Buy $3.2B Stake in Nation's Largest Wind Farm

by Kyle Massey 7/27/2017 04:59 pm

Southwestern Electric Power Co., which provides electricity to 113,000 customers in western Arkansas, is ready to reap the wind, or at least its power, from one of the biggest clean energy projects in the world.

FIS Partners With Two Startups; 2nd FinTech Accelerator Ends

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/27/2017 11:27 am

Global technology provider FIS partners with two startups that graduated from last year's inaugural VC FinTech Accelerator.

The Conductor Receives $30K

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2017 02:47 pm

The Conductor in Conway received a $30,000 grant from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, with state Sen. Jason Rapert and Rep. David Meeks supported the awarding of those funds. The money will be used to cover the non-salary-related expenses of the Conductor's Brand Camp, High School Startup Day and other talent development initiatives. The Conductor is a public-private partnership of UCA, Startup Junkie Consulting and the Community Venture Foundation that aims to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Lockheed Martin Wins $471M Contract to Produce Rockets

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 03:18 pm

Lockheed Martin wins a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

ASBTDC To Host 'Doing Business With NASA' Event July 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 02:57 pm

Small businesses can learn about how to become NASA suppliers, subcontractors or service providers at "Doing Business with NASA" on July 20 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

NIH Gives Arkansas Children's Research Institute $11.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 11:07 am

The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $11.5 million grant to the Arkansas Children's Research Institute to develop a new center that will study how pediatric diseases develop and devise new treatments for children.

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/7/2017 04:53 pm

The priorities of two congressmen supporting the Financial CHOICE Act are to offer community banks on “off ramp” from Dodd-Frank regulations, better define systemically important banks and bring accountability as well as transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Super Mover: Joel Gordon of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Joel Gordon has been named the new executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

Acxiom Gets Five New Patents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2017 09:36 am

Acxiom Corp. is issued five new patents for data processing and management technology designed to support the data science underlying the company's marketing services.

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/6/2017 09:57 am

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas' budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future.

Innovation Hub Names Joel Gordon Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2017 08:40 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces that Joel Gordon has been named as its new executive director, effective June 1.

UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2017 09:56 am

The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation.

Tyson Foods Announces Collaboration On Conservation, Releases Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 03:49 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on on Monday announced its collaboration with the World Resources Institute to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas and outcome-based water conservation targets for its operations and the company's supply chain.

Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/22/2017 10:52 am

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants for K-12 education and environmental programs, home region and special projects in 2016, according to the nonprofit's annual report released on Monday.

10 FinTech Accelerator Companies Named

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/10/2017 05:35 pm

Global financial services technology provider FIS and the Venture Center of Little Rock names the 10 startups selected from a pool of 295 applicants for the second FinTech Accelerator.

Construction Begins on State's Largest Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2017 03:18 pm

To the muted sound of shovels in the Arkansas County soil and then the much louder strains of the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" from loudspeakers, the state ushered in a new era of utility-scale solar power.

School for Math & Science Leases Tech Park Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 06:04 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park says the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs will lease space at the park for its Coding Arkansas' Future initiative.

Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/11/2017 01:27 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.

Governor To Speak at Women in IT Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2017 09:06 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak Wednesday at the 2017 Women in IT conference on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

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