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

Tarantulas inspire new structural color with the greatest viewing angle

This finding opens new potential to mass produce structural colors because highly ordered designs are easy to scale-up and manufacture.
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Commercialization is within reach for UA team's dry adhesive products

UA startup partners with Velcro Companies on innovative dry adhesive technology.
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New funding program will spark innovation at UA

The new Spark Fund could increase number of successful start-ups at UA.
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UA professor receives grant to help find cure for multiple sclerosis

The National Institutes of Health grant will help Dr. Leah Shriver develop new therapies.
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