Research at UA

The University of Akron seeks to increase relevant knowledge for its stakeholders, including students, industries, governments and educational institutions. The University sees its research as a driver for finding meaningful solutions to advance the region.

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Working with UA and its Research Foundation

The University of Akron's research services offer support for:

  • Industry:
    • Providing access to research expertise
    • Facilitating testing and research services
    • Licensing UA technology
    • Providing graduate student interns
  • Entrepreneurs and startups:
    • Conducting customer discovery and market research
    • Mentorship by experienced UARF Senior Fellows
    • Providing paths to funding
    • Adding student interns to supplement your team
  • Faculty:
    • Supporting grant applications
    • Helping with technology commercialization
    • Partnering to reach out to customers and learn about markets
    • Patenting and licensing new technologies
  • Students:
    • Providing internships and unique opportunities
    • Forming teams to learn what its like to launch a product through I-Corps Sites
    • Making investment recommendations on real companies through NEOSVF
    • Supporting area businesses through internship partnerships

Research News

UA receives part of $7.5 million grant to develop innovative uses for melanin

Researchers will work to understand how melanin is synthesized by natural organisms, and use synthetic melanin to develop new kinds of advanced materials.
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Biomimicry graduates already working to ensure sustainable future

The University of Akron will graduate the first two students in the world with Ph.D.-level training in biomimicry during Commencement ceremonies on May 13.
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UA teams in an entrepreneurial sweep at LaunchTown event

For the first time in the history of the LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards, one university swept all three top spots — The University of Akron.
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‘Team Audrey’ helps young dancer make all the right moves

Five members of a biomedical engineering student team are being honored for a prosthesis they designed to help a 5-year-old dance and play.
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