The Innovate Arkansas Web site is a comprehensive resource for new and existing technology and knowledge-based businesses. It includes multiple databases of resources, from capital funding entities to individuals with technological expertise, a variety of helpful links and a calendar of events. It is also a source for trend stories, features and a blog that focus on entrepreneurs and innovative ideas being developed and marketed throughout Arkansas.
Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville has been awarded a $3.5 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop a high-temperature, silicon-carbide power module for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Fayetteville solar startup Picasolar has named former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter to its board of directors. Halter served as the state's 14th lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011.
The days of the humble news chopper are waning. It's now cheaper, easier and more effective to shoot stories with drones. News stations are adapting to this change in different ways. Some are hiring freelancers with access to the technology.
The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated.