19 08, 2019

Mercy, Baptist Health & more to partner with health tech startups in Arkansas accelerator program

By |2019-08-19T09:05:08+00:00August 19th, 2019|Arkansas, Hospitals|0 Comments

The HealthTech Arkansas accelerator program announced its new cohort of six early-stage healthcare companies chosen to launch pilot projects at nine area hospitals and health systems. Throughout the program, each selected startup will receive seed funding from investors such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, as well as access to and guidance from clinicians and administrators at [...]

21 02, 2019

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

By |2019-02-21T09:23:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A new subset of the Chancellor’s Fund will provide financial support for researchers at the University of Arkansas working toward launching startup companies. The Gap Fund will distribute up to $400,000 each year. Teams made up of faculty, graduate students and post doctoral candidates may apply for the Gap Fund after completing the National Science [...]

5 09, 2018

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund Recipients Announced 

By |2018-09-05T08:38:57+00:00September 5th, 2018|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Ten research projects involving more than 30 University of Arkansas faculty have been awarded grants from the Chancellor's Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration Fund. The Chancellor's Fund was established in 2016 to promote faculty research that addresses several of the U of A's guiding priorities: to enhance the university's research and discovery mission; build a [...]

7 06, 2018

Arkansas Healthcare Accelerator Selects Six Startups for 2018 Program 

By |2018-06-07T08:59:43+00:00June 7th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Arkansas|0 Comments

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and BioVentures today announced the six companies selected to participate in the 2018 Health InnovatAR healthcare accelerator program, which is supported in part through a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The selected startups include: Day Zero Diagnostics (Boston, MA); Ejenta (San Francisco, CA); ExplORer Surgical (Chicago, [...]

18 01, 2018

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund: Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration | University of Arkansas

By |2018-01-18T15:15:52+00:00January 18th, 2018|Arkansas|0 Comments

In spring 2018, the University of Arkansas will once again invest approximately $1 million in the Chancellor's Fund to support cutting-edge ideas and collaborations to advance the university's guiding priorities. The Chancellor's Fund aims to provide seed funding to support bold collaborative thinking and risk taking that will not only lead to new academic directions, but will also increase the competitiveness [...]

7 08, 2017

Arkansas Research Alliance, Governor Recognize Five Scientists For Excellence

By |2017-08-07T14:31:35+00:00August 7th, 2017|Arkansas, State or Government, Translational Research|0 Comments

Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) gave recognition to five university researchers in the state by awarding them an ARA fellowship that comes with a $75,000 grant. The ARA Fellows program supports distinguished researchers already working at one of the five research universities in the state, including Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas in [...]

10 03, 2017

University of Arkansas announces $1M innovation grant program

By |2017-03-10T08:31:09+00:00March 10th, 2017|Arkansas|0 Comments

Faculty and students at the University of Arkansas will be able to apply for innovation grants totaling up to $1 million through a new university program funded mostly with television revenue related to the airing of UA sporting events. "The university will invest up to $1 million in this fund annually to support cutting-edge ideas [...]

8 03, 2017

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s New $1 Million Fund Advances Multiple Guiding Priorities

By |2017-03-08T08:46:34+00:00March 8th, 2017|Arkansas|0 Comments

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz has created a new campus fund as an initiative to support several of the university’s eight guiding priorities, established this past fall. When fully funded the Chancellor’s Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration Fund will invest $1 million a year in new projects designed to enhance the university’s research and [...]

23 02, 2017

University of ArkansasWalton College Entrepreneurial Fund Created to Bolster Student Start-Ups

By |2017-02-23T10:27:07+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Arkansas, Student Funds|0 Comments

University of Arkansas alumna Janet Ryan Stegall and her husband, Bob, believe entrepreneurship inspires innovation and creativity. To support entrepreneurship efforts at the university, the Dallas couple made a $100,000 gift to create the Janet Ryan Stegall and Bob Stegall Entrepreneurship Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Janet Ryan Stegall is a [...]

20 09, 2016

Arkansas Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program 

By |2016-09-20T08:21:39+00:00September 20th, 2016|Arkansas, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|0 Comments

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock announced Wednesday that eight teams representing five universities kicked off an inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend. I-Fund is an early stage, proof-of-concept fund formed to capitalize and train university startups, according to the Hub's website. Each team, which has at least one [...]