Innovation

UAMS' BioVentures Goes Nonprofit

UAMS' BioVentures Goes Nonprofit
Nancy Gray is president of BioVentures, which based at UAMS.

BioVentures converted to a nonprofit last year to become more competitive with private companies and other universities commercializing new technology.
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Hot Springs So Real You Feel Virtual Steam

A two-part production, “Hot Springs: The Experience of a Lifetime" is the centerpiece of Arkansas' first VR tourism campaign.
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BioVentures Boot Camp Wins National Recognition

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.
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Green Markets Draw Enviro Tech, Solfuels to Delta

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JDRF Partnership Will Help Fayetteville Company Develop Insulin Pump

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UA Alumni Donate $500K For New Health Innovation Fund

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 >

FIS, State Will Sponsor FinTech Accelerator for Another Year

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The Venture Center of Little Rock says CEO Lee Watson will move into a newly created position, "chief innovator," and that a former Acxiom Corp. leader, Bill Yoder, will be interim CEO. read more >

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies

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Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

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Lee Watson on Supporting Startups Taking First Steps at Venture Center

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LumoXchange Launches Currency Exchange Marketplace

LumoXchange, a financial technology payments company headquartered in Little Rock, announces the launch of its currency exchange marketplace, which lets users choose their exchange rates and send money. read more >

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