Posts Tagged ‘ADFA’

The first Arkansas Entrepreneurial & Innovation Ecosystem Summit was held Tuesday, Aug. 22, in North Little Rock at the Arkansas Municipal League. Hosted by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the event attracted 42  service providers, technology company leaders, and university members with key roles in supporting innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs. The purpose of the summit was […]

(Last in a series) After you’ve met with SBIR agency representatives the morning of the April 19 SBIR Road Tour, you’ll want to stick around for the afternoon session featuring SBIR winners from Arkansas as well as statewide funding and support organizations. The first panel on our afternoon agenda, “From the Trenches: Victory and Defeat, Stories of […]

Shield Aerodynamics Develops Bird Strike Solution

November 5th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

Pine Bluff-based Shield Aerodynamics LLC is developing a patent-pending Environmental Defense Shield (EDS) to protect jet engines from bird strikes. “Bird strikes to engines costs the aircraft industry billions of dollars each year in repair costs and generate over 500,000 hours of airport operations downtime in the U.S.,” said Wayne Duncan, product development manager of Shield […]

As an airport supervisor, Michael Eason saw passengers on a daily basis frustrated by the experience of losing their luggage. Michael decided to start his own business, Passenger Baggage Xpress, to develop a way for travelers to effectively track their bags throughout their travels. PBX recently received an $18,000 award from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority’s Risk Capital Matching Fund […]