September 2019

Studies to be Shared at Annual Event on Nov. 5

Two important research reports about Northwest Arkansas will be shared Nov. 5 at an annual event put on in partnership by the University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas Council.

The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Council, will share the findings in the eighth yearly State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.

U of Arkansas Breaks its Record for Invention Disclosures

Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Arkansas disclosed a record number of invention disclosures for the fiscal year that ended in June.

The 47 invention disclosures filed with the university’s Technology Ventures office showed a 52 percent increase in the number of inventions disclosed compared to the previous fiscal year. Technology Ventures also filed a total of 54 patent applications in fiscal year 2019, up 23 percent compared to fiscal year 2018.

State Funds Cover Training for 200 Apprenticeships in NWA

The Northwest Arkansas Council and the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) are partners in a project that creates 200 apprenticeships, a program that includes classroom education and on-the-job training for a minimum of one year. The program includes training in cybersecurity, website development or data analytics as individuals start careers with area companies.