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

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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A look from a boss can’t kill, but it can slay trustworthiness

University of Akron researchers study what makes a superior’s message more credible.
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O2 RegenTech receives funding to support pre-clinical development

The funding will be instrumental in moving this easy-to-use wound care technology closer to commercialization.
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Research official honored for advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education

Barry Rosenbaum, a senior fellow at The University of Akron Research Foundation has beenn a trailblazer in advancing the field of entrepreneurship in higher education.
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