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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

Bird feathers inspire research on structural colors

Research inspired by such bird feathers could lead to the production of more vivid colors in such things as cosmetics and wide-angle displays on tablets and televisions.
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Projects from UA colleagues among Knight Arts Challenge winners

Among the UA winners is the Art Bomb Brigade, which was first made possible from a Knight Arts Challenge Award three years ago.
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UA professor contributes personal photos to Flight 93 Memorial

Dr. Stacy Willett, who had just begun her first year of teaching at UA, led a team in gathering perishable data from the United Airlines Flight 93 disaster site in Somerset County, Pa.
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University of Akron supports the Ohio IP Promise

Initiative develops guiding principles for Ohio’s university systems to strengthen the state's economy, attract innovative researchers, and serve as a magnet for investors and entrepreneurs.
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