Innovation Archive

Delta Regional Authority Invests $1M in I-Fund Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/21/2016 01:06 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Winrock International announce the DRA's $1 million contribution to the early state, proof-of-concept I-Fund, which officials say will bring jobs to the eight-state Delta region.

Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Outlines 8 UA Priorities

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/13/2016 03:53 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz has eight priorities for the university's future, and the planned $160 million stadium expansion on the Fayetteville campus isn't one of them.

George's Inc. Hires New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2016 03:46 pm

George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has hired David Jetter as vice president of culinary innovation and product development.

Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving

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

As technology became accessible, people with a multitude of different agendas have embraced it. Some use it to design incredibly complex logistical plans for transportation; some use it to analyze big data for financial institutions; some use it to figure out a way to connect hungry people to food.

UCA Gets $300K to Support Student Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2016 11:32 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway gets $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research through a new endowed fund that bears the utility's name.

Little Rock Tech Park Announces First Tenants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/6/2016 10:29 am

The Little Rock Technology Park announces the first slate of tenants moving into Phase 1 of its permanent offices at 415 and 417 Main St., which are set to open March 1.

University of Arkansas Announces $324K Computing Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 10:28 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that, through a five-year $324,312 National Science Foundation grant, it will continue to serve as a partner institution in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2016 02:01 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.

Conway Corp. Rolls Out 1-Gb Residential Internet Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2016 10:21 am

Conway Corp. announced Wednesday that one-gigabit internet service will be available to its residential customers for $94.95 a month beginning in December.

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 05:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

Update: 'Conductor' Innovation, Entrepreneurial Initiative Launches at UCA

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/17/2016 11:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville and the Central Arkansas Venture Team launches a public-private initiative called "Conductor" to drive entrepreneurship and innovation.

Update: Windstream, EarthLink to Merge in $1.1B All-Stock Deal

by Sarah Campbell and Lance Turner 11/7/2016 06:39 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta announced Monday an agreement to merge in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion, including debt.

Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy's opposition to its legal arguments.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Never a Dull Moment for Cranford Co. on Twitter

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Ross Cranford is excited about the Cranford Co.'s innovative new work with Twitter.

Venture Center Announces New Dates for FinTech Accelerator

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 10:22 am

The Venture Center of Little Rock on Friday announced that dates for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator have changed.

WattGlass of Fayetteville Gets $679K SunShot Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 02:07 pm

WattGlass of Fayetteville gets a $679,413 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock says eight teams representing five universities kicked off the inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

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