UA at Little Rock Launch Tech to Market with Accelerators

Lab2Launch, a virtual accelerator running out of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, is teaching companies how to apply for federal grants for R&D and commercialization. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock actually has two accelerators. While Lab2Launch helps with grant applications, Tech Launch helps to commercialize inventions – at no cost.

The university is hoping to expand innovation and R&D throughout Arkansas with these no-cost, virtual services. However, they are highly competitive with Lab2Launch accepting just 12 companies annually. After kicking off in January 2020, 16 companies have participated from all over Arkansas, with 80% submitting to the SBIR/STIR Phase I applications. Increasing the transition from research to commercialization will help Arkansas’ economy and it’s incentive to commit to R&D work in the future.

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