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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

Finding a Better U: Community outreach heart health improvement program developed at UA

Finding a Better U will offer on-site weekly free exercise and nutrition classes to more than 100 Akron residents.
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UA Research Foundation launches STRIDE Accelerator for hard technology companies

The five-month pilot program is made possible with funding from Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
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Bird feathers inspire research on structural colors

Research inspired by such bird feathers could lead to the production of more vivid colors in such things as cosmetics and wide-angle displays on tablets and televisions.
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Projects from UA colleagues among Knight Arts Challenge winners

Among the UA winners is the Art Bomb Brigade, which was first made possible from a Knight Arts Challenge Award three years ago.
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