Kent State University Research Corporation
In June 2018, the Kent State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing the establishment of the Kent State University Research Corporation (“KSURC”) to promote research opportunities on our Kent, Ohio campus, as well as our seven regional campuses in Ohio. Once fully functional, KSURC will greatly improve the University’s research efforts and allow the University to apply for research funding that has not been available to us in the past.
Following establishment of 501(c)(3) status, the KSURC will also assume management responsibility for the Centennial Research Park (“CRP”), located at 1950 St. Rt. 59 in Kent, Ohio. The CRP facility tenants work closely with KSU’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute faculty and students to develop KSU-developed and related liquid crystal technologies for the commercial market. The Research Corporation, once fully operational, will increase responsiveness to CRP tenants, and create more opportunities for Kent State faculty and graduate students to collaborate with cutting-edge technology companies who have chosen the CRP and Portage County as their home.