Tagged: arkansas science & technology authority

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2014 1:47 pm

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a $37,000 grant for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops.

ASTA Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

by Mark Carter 12/5/2014 10:59 am

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority (ASTA) has launched a new mobile-friendly website designed to provide easier access to grants and investments for high-tech startups with the potential to create high-paying jobs in Arkansas.

ASTA Provides Commercialization Funds for NanoWatt Chip Design

by Mark Carter 11/13/2014 4:35 pm

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has invested $100,000 from its seed capital investment program in Fayetteville startup NanoWatt Design.

ASU's Zhou Receives ASTA Grant for Novel Cancer Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2014 12:30 pm

Hong Zhou of Arkansas State University has received an Arkansas Science & Technology Authority grant of $43,374 to fund his research into early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

TiFiber Receives ASTA Funding for Development of Antibacterial Treatment

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 8:27 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has received a $75,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority for further development of an antibacterial treatment.

State Investment Helps Movista Continue Growth

by Mark Carter 9/25/2014 10:44 am

The firm's growth was bolstered by an $82,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's Seed Capital Investment Program. That investment preceded a $550,000 funding round.

ASTA Awards Grant to UALR Researcher for Leukemia Cure Search

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2014 11:16 am

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has awarded $50,000 to researcher Darin Jones of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to fund his research to develop a cure for leukemia.

ASTA Receives $3M Federal Grant to Reduce Crop Stress

by Mark Carter 8/5/2014 2:31 pm

The funds will be spread out over three years and used to create an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art Bioimaging Consortium that will enable researchers to adapt food, fiber and fuel crops "to meet the challenges of a changing climate and a growing world population."

Ascendant Diagnostics Receives ASTA Investment for Breast Cancer Detection

by Mark Carter 7/25/2013 12:11 pm

Fayetteville biotech firm Ascendant Diagnostics has received a $300,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority for development of its MelodyDX product that uses tear samples to screen for breast cancer.

Movista Receives $82,000 Investment from ASTA

by Mark Carter 7/16/2013 2:08 pm

Bentonville retail software firm Movista has received an $82,959 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. The funds will be used to commercialize Movista's proprietary technology, which provides retail tracking, verifying and reporting activities.

Tim Atkinson Named ASTA President

by Mark Carter 6/28/2013 9:00 am

Atkinson, 45, will begin his duties on July 1. He most recently served as Assistant Provost and Director for Sponsored Programs at the University of Central Arkansas.

ContourMed Moves From Bankruptcy, Changes Business Model

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

ContourMed Inc. of Little Rock surfaced from Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month. CEO Barry Corkern says he expects to have $500,000 in revenue by the end of this year.

Arkansas’ Role in Research and Development

by John Ahlen 7/9/2012 12:00 am

Today, nearly 30 years after Arkansas took the first steps to replicate home grown job creation, there are certainly jobs to count, but it’s perhaps more important to recognize that Arkansas is well positioned for the future because it has formed a globally competitive, technology-based economic development ecosystem driven by multi-organizational investments, know-how and collaboration.