Innovation Archive

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.

What to Seek in an Accelerator (Spencer Jones Commentary)

by Spencer Jones 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Accelerators are one of the best ways to launch a company or simply boost its growth, but all accelerators are not created equal.

ASBTDC Hosting Entrepreneurial Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 02:39 pm

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center at UALR is hosting a pair of events aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn about technology commercialization and proposals for federal grant projects.

Tech Park Readying for Tenants, Potential Fall Opening

by Mark Carter 1/14/2016 09:03 am

The Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin filling up as soon as it opens, which Director Brent Birch thinks could happen by November.

Nancy Gray of UAMS BioVentures Joins Tech Park Board

by Mark Carter 1/12/2016 09:44 am

Nancy Gray, director of the BioVentures startup incubator at UAMS, is appointed to the board of the Little Rock Technology Park, and vice chair Kevin Zaffaroni has been reappointed.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 09:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

Iron Yard, Innovate Arkansas to Offer Coding Scholarships

by Mark Carter 1/5/2016 09:53 am

The Iron Yard coding school and Innovate Arkansas will partner to offer $30,000 in scholarships to applicants in the school's front-end and back-end engineering sessions set to begin in February.

Metroplan Report Predicts Job Growth in Health Care

by Alexis Hosticka 1/4/2016 10:14 am

Metroplan on Monday released its 2015 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

UCA to Host Independent TED Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2015 09:52 am

TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the fourth TEDx UCA Salon themed “Reinventing Liberal Arts Education” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at UCA Downtown, the new UCA venue located in downtown Conway at 1105 Oak St.

Tech Park's First Phase of Construction To Be Completed by Early 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Work on the first phase of the Little Rock Technology Park, the planned $100 million project along Main Street, is expected to begin early in 2016.

Local Printers Adapt to Keep Up With Tech

by Mark Carter 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The times, they are a-changing. Printers who want to remain open for business, much less relevant, must be ready to recognize new tech and adapt quickly.

FIS to Bring FinTech Accelerator to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 12/17/2015 01:48 pm

FIS will sponsor a startup accelerator in Little Rock devoted to financial technology, CEO Gary Norcross announced Thursday during the 150th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

UAMS Startup Gets State Grant for Radiation Protection Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 02:56 pm

Tocol Pharmaceuticals, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup, has received a $50,000 Seed Capital Investment Program grant for further development of a plant-based compound for protecting humans against exposure to radiation.

Boston Mountain Biotech Gets Grant to Further Pharma Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 08:57 am

Boston Mountain Biotech of Fayetteville has received a National Science Foundation grant to further its research into simplifying production of pharmaceutical proteins used in a variety of medical drugs.

Arkansas Blue Cross Joins HubX Accelerator Team

by Mark Carter 12/15/2015 10:29 am

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday that it has signed on as a sponsor of the HubX-Life Sciences health care startup accelerator from Baptist Health and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

WFA Hosts First Girls of Promise Coding Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 02:58 pm

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas sponsored its first Girls of Promise Coding Summit Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

Phyzit to Provide TCM Service to Baptist Subsidiary

by Mark Carter 12/11/2015 10:34 am

Little Rock health-care startup Phyzit has announced an agreement with Arkansas Health Group to provide transitional care management for 52 affiliated health-care providers at 21 clinics across the state.

Second Class of ARA Fellows Announced

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 03:31 pm

The ARA Fellows program, in its second year, recognizes established researchers at the state's five research universities and awards them three-year, $75,000 grants to further their research.