The University of Arkansas Innovation Center provides an environment that promotes specialized skill-training, education, research and technical support. Moreover, the Innovation Center provides office and laboratory space for technology-intensive companies, especially those graduating from the GENESIS Technology Incubator, to co-locate with university faculty creating a highly interactive culture necessary for innovation. The Innovation Center will be the catalyst for the formation of a collaborative community of companies and faculty, linked interdependently in research and development focused on the following core competencies:
- Health—chronic disease, health care delivery, health and wellness and health policy
- Nanotechnology—nanomaterials, nanolubricants, drug delivery systems and nano-circuits
- Energy and the Environment—power devices, petroleum, photovoltaics, biomass, green initiatives and environmental policy
- Food Science and Safety—food safety, food quality, nutrition and food policy
- Supply Chain, Retail and Transportation—supply chain, distribution, logistics and multi-modal transportation
The Innovation Center also serves as the home office of the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation, a university-affiliated non-profit foundation that manages the ARTP and provides essential technology transfer functions to corporate partners.
The Innovation Center was the first LEED Certified building in the state of Arkansas.
- Innovation Center (Front)
- Innovation Center (Back)
- Architectural details of the Innovation Center
- People gather for an event inside the Innovation Center
- Looking out of the Innovation Center at the park