HealthTech Arkansas partners with Center for Advancing Innovation 

HealthTech Arkansas and the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) will work together with healthcare researchers and early-stage companies to drive innovation in clinical environments. The Center for Advancing Innovation launches startups around promising inventions with exponential impact.   “This collaboration with the Center for Advancing Innovation has incredible potential for both organizations, as each of […]

$194.7 Million Grant Will Transform Research Engine at U of Arkansas, Create New Institute

A $194.7 million grant from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation will establish the University of Arkansas Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R), transforming the research, innovation and economic development culture of the university. The grant is one of the largest single private gifts ever given to a university for advancing research and economic […]

NIH funding, in tandem with U Arkansas, supports research on first therapeutic drug to regenerate heart tissue

With funding from the National Institutes of Health, University of Arkansas researchers hope to develop the first therapeutic drug that can regenerate heart tissue. The lesion-seeking biological drug, released through stent placement, could treat coronary blockages and prevent heart failure. Currently, there are no viable therapeutics available on the market that can promote regeneration of […]

New U Arkansas Fund Provides More Than $1.3 Million for Research Commercialization

The Chancellor’s Commercialization Fund has provided more than $1.3 million in funding to University of Arkansas researchers seeking to bring new technologies to the marketplace. Established in March 2019, the fund has awarded 33 grants ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. The fund prioritizes aggressive teams with mature projects who are “progressing technologies toward real-world […]

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

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 […]

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

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 […]

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund Recipients Announced 

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 […]

Arkansas Healthcare Accelerator Selects Six Startups for 2018 Program 

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, […]

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

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 […]