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AAI Awarded NSF TECP Grant for Commercialization Dry Adhesive Products with Velcro Companies

AAI Awarded NSF TECP Grant for Commercialization Dry Adhesive Products with Velcro Companies

With the support of an NSF Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) grant, AAI has partnered with Velcro Companies, to develop the technology into products for a range of adhesive markets.  “It is a great opportunity to partner with a company that knows the industry and can help us expand and market our product,” said Dr. Barry Rosenbaum, AAI’s President and CEO.

Akron Ascent Innovations forms strategic partnership with Velcro Companies

Akron Ascent Innovations forms strategic partnership with Velcro Companies

Akron Ascent Innovations LLC (AAI), a startup company from the University of Akron Research Foundation, announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Velcro Companies to commercialize a range of AAI dry adhesive products. The strategic partnership includes a capital investment by Velcro Companies and a joint development and commercialization agreement under which the companies will collaborate on product solutions that combine AAI’s adhesives with VELCRO® Brand hook and loop technologies and other innovations.