The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, state-wide program. Our current project, ASSET II, is designed to strengthen Arkansas research areas with potential for national significance and with major economic development potential. ASSET research centers include:
Plant Powered Production (P3) Center
Arkansas GREEN Solar Cells Research Center
Vertically-Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER)
These centers are making advances in: plant-based production, solar cell technology, and new power electronics.
The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is part of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. An integral component of the program is entrepreneurial training, support for commercialization of new technologies, and an educational outreach program that targets the STEM pipeline needed to support the advanced technologies workforce.