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Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR. read more >

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

Technology & Telecom

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a one-year, $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Brown Engineers LLC of Little Rock to develop a water engineering computer simulation. read more >

Retired IBM Executive Joins Ecoark's Board

Retired IBM Executive Joins Ecoark's Board

Restaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

Ecoark Holdings Inc., which is set to be renamed Zest Technologies Inc., announced Wednesday that former IBM executive Michael Green has joined the company's board of directors. read more >

UAMS Scientist Gets $1.8M NIH Grant

UAMS Scientist Gets $1.8M NIH Grant

Health Care

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences scientist Dr. Daohong Zhou has received his third concurrent R01-type Research Project Grant by the National Institutes of Health. read more >

Springdale Company Awarded $25K Grant

Springdale Company Awarded $25K Grant

Restaurants & Food

Vet Veggies of Springdale recently received one of three $25,000 grants awarded by Bob Evans Farms of New Albany, Ohio, through its inaugural Heroes to CEOs contest. read more >

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals. read more >

Northwest Arkansas on Bucket's List

Northwest Arkansas on Bucket's List

Restaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomWhispers

Francis Hwang, co-founder and president of the startup Bucket, moved to Fayetteville in mid-August in preparation for the company's launch in spring 2018. read more >

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

Technology & TelecomTransportationExecutive Q&A

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc. read more >

FinTech Grad Bond.ai Moving to Little Rock

FinTech Grad Bond.ai Moving to Little Rock

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

The Venture Center of Little Rock announced Friday that Bond.ai, a graduate of the center's 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, will relocate its headquarters to Little Rock from New York City. read more >

Cancer Tests Cheaper, Quicker With Tech

Cancer Tests Cheaper, Quicker With Tech

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

Stage I Diagnostics Inc. of Little Rock has announced a partnership with Leinco Technologies of St. Louis that will generate faster and more affordable results for blood tests that can detect ovarian and prostate cancer in their earliest forms. read more >

UCA to Open Shoppes, Makerspace

UCA to Open Shoppes, Makerspace

Technology & Telecom

The University of Central Arkansas' makerspace will open at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 in the Shoppes at Donaghey Hall at 250 Donaghey Ave., Suite 130, in Conway. read more >

Two Fayetteville Energy Projects Net $4M In Grants

Technology & Telecom

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded $30 million in grants to 21 projects nationwide, as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. read more >

Ecoark To Evaluate Potential Zest Labs Spin-Off

Ecoark To Evaluate Potential Zest Labs Spin-Off

Technology & Telecom

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Wednesday announced that it will explore strategic options related to portfolio company Zest Labs, including but not limited to a potential spin-off of the company. Zest Labs will also expand the size of its board. read more >