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
Gathering inside Innovation Center for event.
Looking upon the park from the Innovation Center