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

Researcher and NASA work to help spacecraft avoid floating debris

Blockchain technology moving from banking to deep space, thanks to the work of electrical and computer engineering professor.
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Cupid and culture: Researcher compares Western and Eastern attitudes on romantic gifts

As Valentine's Day approaches, culture can determine if your gift is a hit or a miss.
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One of the largest technology transfer agreements in UA history signed with 21MedTech

Both UA and 21MedTech have ongoing research in the applications of these technologies in drug delivery and resorbable medical devices.
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Economics professor receives second Fulbright Award to conduct research in Italy

Dr. Sucharita Ghosh will share her expertise in international economics and conduct research at the University of Salento and the University of Bari.
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