Existing Affiliates

As the region’s only knowledge community focused on innovation and technology development in association with the University of Arkansas, the ARTP is rapidly gaining recognition as a hub for commercialization of emerging technologies. Through the development of an innovation system consisting of the facilities, equipment, workforce and culture necessary for product development, the Technology Development Foundation is reducing the barriers that exist between idea generation and product launch.

Affiliate Program


To promote a well educated knowledge-based workforce, interactions between engineers, scientists, technologists and other professionals located on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville main campus and their corporate counterparts located at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park (ARTP) are encouraged. Therefore, to make the University a more attractive partner and to further its mission and reputation as a land-grant University, a special category of relationships with the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation (Foundation) shall be accorded to specified personnel associated with corporate, government and private entities leasing space at the ARTP (Corporate Partners), to be known as the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation Affiliate Program.

Employees of any Corporate Partner, whose permanent duty station is located at the ARTP are eligible. Corporate partners are required to provide information concerning the identity and duty station of each employee eligible for the Affiliates Program to the Foundation for approval, record keeping and appropriate distribution.

General Benefits
Members of the Affiliate Program are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Visit and use the University of Arkansas libraries;
  • Make purchases from the University Book Stores;
  • Utilize University Dining Services;
  • Invitations to University-sponsored scientific, technological, engineering, humanities, artistic and cultural lectures, seminars, and workshops;
  • Access to University students and faculty;
  • Access to University facilities and equipment;
  • Opportunities to serve as guest lecturers and adjunct professors.

University ID Card
Employees of Corporate Partners are eligible to receive an Affiliate ID Card from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Campus Card Office. There is a nominal fee for this card to be paid by the Corporate Partner or their employees. This card carries a number of benefits, including access to HPER (with a letter of recommendation and payment of appropriate membership fee), discounts at the University of Arkansas Bookstore, and discounts at other local merchants as detailed on the University of Arkansas’s website, http://campuscardoffice.uark.edu/campus-card.php.

Please contact the Genesis front desk for information about obtaining the UA Affiliate ID card or HPER letter of recommendation.

Tuition Discount
Tuition discounts may be available to qualifying full-time employees of Corporate Partners. In addition to other possible requirements, an employee’s permanent duty station must be in the Innovation Center or the Enterprise Center. Affiliates interested in participating in the Tuition Discount Program should contact Dave Whitmire for further information.


Strategic Partners


Through the development of the ARTP, the University of Arkansas, together with the City of Fayetteville, the Northwest Arkansas Region and the State of Arkansas are building an economic development engine focused on innovation and Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurial strength that is able to foster, attract and retain knowledge-based workers and induce technology-based business cluster formation. The strategic partners of the ARTP include:

University of Arkansas

NWA Council

City of Fayetteville

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Innovate Arkansas


Conference Rooms
All affiliate companies have full access to the conference facilities at the ARTP. The conference facilities are located in the Genesis Technology Incubator and at the Innovation Center. There is no charge to affiliates for using these facilities, however, reservations are required.

The Innovation Center conference room seats 24 comfortably. The Genesis Technology Incubator has two conference rooms. The AT&T Conference Room can accommodate up to 50 and the Joffee Conference Room can seat up to 15. Any of these conference facilities can be reserved by contacting Sara Lehman at 479-575-6964.

For groups larger than 50, you may inquire concerning the use of the ENRC Main Conference Room (formerly the Fisher Room) located in the Engineering Research Center by contacting 479-575-6190.

The system of paths and sidewalks connecting buildings within the ARTP are designed to be connected to the City of Fayetteville’s Master Trail Plan via Town Branch Trail. Overall, Town Branch Trail will extend 2.8 miles from an existing trail at Razorback Road, connecting to Greathouse Park and continuing through the ARTP with a connection to Walker Park and St. Paul Trail at City Lake Road.

Parking at the ARTP is plentiful and is offered at no charge to affiliates. In addition, parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to each facility.


For employment opportunities, please refer to the places listed below to check for any openings.



Pacific Vet Group

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)

US Geological Survey (USGS)

U of A Dual Career Employment Network