Innovation Archive

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.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you're liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

Startup Junkie To Pitch IdeaFame to Arkansas Innovators

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways.

JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 07:09 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas.

Startup PFITR Offers A 'Blue Book' in Bond Deals

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2017 12:00 am

PFITR has moved into the Little Rock Technology Park and hopes locals will invest in its one-of-a-kind online tool.

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 09:13 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.

Truck-Lite Partners With NanoMech of Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2017 10:05 am

Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced its exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.

WorkHound Raises $500K from Investors

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/2/2017 10:17 am

WorkHound, a software platform developed to help trucking companies be more profitable by retaining drivers, has raised $500,000 to grow the startup and add to its team.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

by Capital Assets Staff 2/20/2017 12:09 am

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