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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.


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

First Steps: Biomimicry professor awarded NSF EAGER grant to study mechanics of underwater walking

Dr. Henry Astley, who studies the biomechanics of animal movement across unstructured terrain, has been awarded a $297,267 National Science Foundation grant.
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Do new moms spend too much time with online ‘sharenting’?

A parent’s habitual use of social media to share news and images of their children may have become the norm, but privacy and safety can be at risk.
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Study shows U.S. veterans earn more money in the workplace than non-veterans

Findings by UA economists demonstrate that U.S. veterans are an asset to businesses, but may be underestimated in the workplace.
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Are Ohio businesses benefitting from the drilling boom?

UA economics professor among those studying how recent oil and gas boom has affected businesses in Ohio and across the country.
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