Collaborative Research & Development Grants

The Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grant program supports innovative research aimed towards commercialization of novel technologies.  Funded projects recognize novel work across ABIA’s founding member institutions—Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Health System, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Summa Health System and The University of Akron—and are conducted through ABIA’s Center for Biomaterials and Medicine (CBMM), which focuses on core strengths in biopolymers, orthopedics and wound healing to leverage research into high-value clinical applications aimed at accelerating biomedical innovations.

Projects supported by the CRD program are tasked with developing existing research activities to a level that is competitive for extramural funding and/or company attraction, fostering collaborations between ABIA’s founding member institutions, and between scientists and physicians, and developing relationships with companies that will enhance the economic growth of Akron, Ohio.