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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.

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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

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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Powering a Solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion battery safety

The research to improve Li-ion batteries is relatively new, especially for use in electric vehicles.
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Students create adaptable canoe seat for campers with physical disabilities

The chair helps users to sit comfortably and have additional support for their back, legs, waist and torso.
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UA professor receives $1.13M federal grant to further develop 3D breast tumor models

The goal of Dr. Hossein Tavana's research is to improve drug testing and lead to the discovery of new, more effective anticancer drugs.
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