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Patent Primer: A Visit with Jeff Stinson of UALR TechLaunch

Patent Primer: A Visit with Jeff Stinson of UALR TechLaunch

Jeff Stinson leads the technology commercialization efforts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as director of UALR TechLaunch. He's also executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, the state's first private angel fund. Stinson believes startups born of university research can bolster the state's growing tech startup ecosystem. Many Innovate Arkansas client firms are university startups that hatched a patentable idea and commercialized it.
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Harrison Student Receives 3-D Printed Hand

A third-grader at Forest Heights Elementary School, Cameron Little was born without a left hand. That changed when, with dozens of family, friends and well-wishers looking on, Cameron got a hand, courtesy of his classmates and the students in the Harrison Junior High Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) class.
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PTI Beaming Over Potential Laser-like Growth

The launch and demonstration of a new laser technology by Power Technology Inc. of Alexander at the Ron Robinson Theater last month is expected to play an important role in the company's future growth, one of its executives said in an interview.
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