A new facility in North Little Rock whose goal is to provide technological and educational resources for entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas has been awarded a grant by the Delta Regional Authority.
The grant of 251,105 dollars will go towards developing facilities and help the Arkansas Regional Innovation hub become fully operational by next year, says Warwick Sabin, the executive director. He says the hub will include spaces for people to work on their business ideas as well as classrooms where people can learn things like computer programming
A brand new tool for research and economic development was unveiled on Monday at UALR.
The Emerging Analytics Center includes 35 screens with more than 50 million pixels offering high definition graphics for 3D applications. Connected with a 3D floor projector, it allows the ability to “touch” the data and robotic “telepresence” equipment.
Governor Mike Beebe said, "It's kind of over my head from the standpoint of the technology of it. What's exciting is it's the only one in the world, apparently."
The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is putting off selection of a site for the city’s tech park in order to discuss the specific types of research businesses that might be attracted to it.
The main topic of discussion for the Little Rock Tech Park Board has focused on site selection, but at its meeting Wednesday, members began delving into the basic purpose for the park and whether they need to consider two sites rather than one.
A new online technology is helping Arkansans fund community projects and local business efforts.
The technology is called crowdsourcing, and it’s a method in which funds for local projects are raised through a large online network of people who want the projects to be successful. Small contributions by many people end up translating into lots of money.
The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board is still looking at three potential tech park sites as relatively equal rivals following their meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The Tech Park Authority Board’s meeting yielded no clear favorites from three sites in its afternoon meeting. Board Chair Mary Good attributed part of the indecision to an engineer’s report that didn’t find any site particularly stronger than the others.