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

Hedgemon wins $15,000 in inaugural CWRU startup competition

The money will be used toward creating a full helmet designed to prevent concussions and other brain injuries to football players.
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Streamlined transport system a winner for athletes

A one-of-a-kind portable storage device designed and built by student engineers makes it much easier for athletes in the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio to get their gear to games.
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Ocius Technologies, UA and Case Western Team receives $1.5M research grant from DARPA

Researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are part of team.
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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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