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

New style helmet could reduce risk of concussions

Funding provided by the University of Akron Research Foundation’s Spark Fund brings hedgehog-inspired impact protection technology closer to the marketplace.
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Engineering and art join forces to benefit Akron neighborhoods

New mobile splash park attractions will bring playful water features to underserved Akron neighborhoods.
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With the help of frogs, graduate student wins award for tire tread research

Arnob Banik is developing a solution to improve tire treads to achieve better wet traction.

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‘Grease is the word’ for UA research team

Research by civil engineer Dr. Paul Shiller could improve lubricating greases.
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