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

Latest Bliss Institute poll gauges interest in midterm elections

Seven in 10 Ohio voters report being “very interested” in midterms; Trump’s job performance a major factor.
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Engineering professor works to make life easier for patients with medical implants

National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $643,000 are enabling Dr. Jie Zheng to develop new biomaterials.
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Hacking skills produce hat for the blind, fatigued driver detector at UA Hackathon

HAkron 3000 drew 150 students from Ohio, other states and Canada to design innovative solutions to real-world problems and learn new skills.
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Professor trains Iraqi heritage workers in cutting-edge archaeological technology

Dr. Tim Matney led geophysical survey technology training on an international team of archaeologists from the British Museum in Iraq.
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