Innovation



Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative to Slaughter

Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative to Slaughter

Restaurants & Food

A growing number of startups are making cell-based or cultured meat. They want to offer an alternative to traditional meat production that they say is damaging the environment and causing unnecessary harm to animals, but they are far from becoming mainstream and face pushback from livestock producers. read more >

Canadians Set to Tap Arkansas Lithium

Canadians Set to Tap Arkansas Lithium

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

The Candian's company, Standard Lithium Ltd., broke ground last week on a pilot plant in El Dorado, a key step toward a unique vision of pulling battery-grade lithium from a saltwater sea beneath south Arkansas. read more >

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Technology & TelecomHealth Care

Rejuvenix of Little Rock, a graduate of the Delta Innovation Fund accelerator, won $10,000 for technical assistance last week at the program's 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. read more >

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

An audience of prospective investors and bankers gather in North Little Rock to mark the end of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the nonprofit Venture Center of Little Rock. read more >

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

Capital Assets

With the presence of the Little Rock Tech Park, The Venture Center, FIS FinTech Accelerator program and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, among other assets, the Little Rock Region is becoming known and respected in the startups/innovation sector. read more >

Walton Foundation Gives $23.7M to UA

Walton Foundation Gives $23.7M to UA

Technology & Telecom

The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has given $23.7 million to the University of Arkansas' research and economic development infrastructure. read more >

UAMS' BioVentures Goes Nonprofit

UAMS' BioVentures Goes Nonprofit

Health CareTechnology & TelecomCover Story

BioVentures converted to a nonprofit last year to become more competitive with private companies and other universities commercializing new technology. read more >

BioVentures Boot Camp Wins National Recognition

BioVentures Boot Camp Wins National Recognition

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp run by BioVentures recently won a national award, the second-place Innovations Research & Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. read more >

UA Alumni Donate $500K For New Health Innovation Fund

UA Alumni Donate $500K For New Health Innovation Fund

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

University of Arkansas alumni Kelly and Steve Barnes of Dallas have made a $500,000 commitment to the university's Sam M. Walton College of Business to create the Kelly & Steve Barnes Health & Wellbeing Innovation Fund. read more >