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

The best recipe for a GM’s success in the NBA

New research shows there are three factors that predict the success of newbie GMs and their teams.
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The right women for the job make American cities more productive

Average wages for all workers, men and women, have increased as a result of women joining the workforce.
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Unique iron ore caves of Brazil to be studied by UA geoscientists

The National Science Foundation has awarded $400,000 for groundbreaking research on cave formation.
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Bird feathers inspire production of dyes that don’t fade

Researchers take their cues from nature to produce long-lasting hues that will have many applications — from clothing and paint to cosmetics.
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