Innovation


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

WhispersRestaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

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 >

The Conductor Receives $30K

The Conductor Receives $30K

Technology & Telecom

The Conductor in Conway received a $30,000 grant from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, with state Sen. Jason Rapert and Rep. David Meeks supported the awarding of those funds. The money will be used to cover the non-salary-related expenses of the Conductor's Brand Camp, High School Startup Day and other talent development initiatives. The Conductor is a public-private partnership of UCA, Startup Junkie Consulting and the Community Venture Foundation that aims to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. read more >

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

The priorities of two congressmen supporting the Financial CHOICE Act are to offer community banks on “off ramp” from Dodd-Frank regulations, better define systemically important banks and bring accountability as well as transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. read more >

Acxiom Gets Five New Patents

Acxiom Gets Five New Patents

Technology & Telecom

Acxiom Corp. is issued five new patents for data processing and management technology designed to support the data science underlying the company's marketing services. read more >

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

Technology & Telecom

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas' budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future. read more >

UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation. read more >