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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.



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

Research team digs into new technique

This new process provides vital clues to the nature and function of subsurface features, including ancient pits, floors and hearths.
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The best recipe for a GM’s success in the NBA

New research shows there are three factors that predict the success of newbie GMs and their teams.
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The right women for the job make American cities more productive

Average wages for all workers, men and women, have increased as a result of women joining the workforce.
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Unique iron ore caves of Brazil to be studied by UA geoscientists

The National Science Foundation has awarded $400,000 for groundbreaking research on cave formation.
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