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. UA's research initiatives include:
- Research expertise in polymers and advanced materials, biomaterials and medical devices, advanced energy, computational science, and nanotechnology
- 70 new technologies disclosed each year
- A leadership role in the BioInnovation Institute in Akron
- Collaboration with industry through more than one hundred active sponsored research projects
- Entrepreneurship initiatives including the Akron Regional Change Angels (ARCHAngels) investment network that connects emerging companies to funding sources
- A technology transfer program that ranks first in Ohio in efficiency of commercializing research
- A nationally recognized research foundation (UARF) that shares its expertise with other major Ohio universities
- Collaboration with the Greater Akron Chamber to build, attract and retain high tech companies in Northeast Ohio
- A commitment to attract and graduate more students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through partnership in Akron’s STEM-focused high school
The University of Akron will have 60 individual inventors inducted into the newly founded National Academy of Inventors early in 2011.
01/27/11 - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez came to campus Jan. 26 to present a $1 million i6 Challenge Award to he University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF) and the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.
NASA-funded research enables a UA team to develop a material that can withstand stresses and temperature extremes, making it a candidate for use on space rovers and in other applications.
09/14/12 - The first recipients of the Achieving Distinction initiative will work to devise innovative solutions to regional and global challenges.