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Annual Highights Report

As a new model for driving innovation for societal impact and economic development, the Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research focuses on convergence to stimulate discovery and innovation. From our groundbreaking clinical trial of our innovative prosthetic hand system to our important work in sustainable proteins to our continuing commitment to the Grand Challenge of Integrative Health, The Institute is moving forward in significant and impactful ways. View the full report below to see our research, innovation, education, and empowerment milestones, and discover how I³R is bringing the future to the now.

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    Arkansas Magazine Feature Reaching Across Realities (PDF)

    Fall 2023

    I³R researchers are creating the future of virtual and augmented reality. Read how their research in neuro-haptic feedback in VR/AR has potential high-impact applications for the military and for physical rehabilitation interventions.

    NWA Tech Summit Names 2023 Innovators of the Year

    November 1, 2023

    The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the NWA Tech Summit have named Dr. Ranu Jung, executive director of the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research, as Innovator of the Year. The Innovator of the Year is selected based upon demonstration of outstanding technical and entrepreneurial talent, positive contribution to NWA, and the advancement of the region’s economic ecosystem.

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