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Exploring complex solutions to complex problems

by building and accelerating new interdisciplinary teams at Florida State University.

Click here for the Connector: Rural Innovation event program

Our event program is now online! This page has the agenda, list of participants, and instructions for participants of Connector: Rural Innovation


Click here to sign up for Incubator: Rural Innovation

Note: This link will go live after the Collaborative Challenges stage of Connector. Check back around 5pm on Thursday!


  • Researchers come together at Connector to refine complex problems into collaborative challenges and make connections around shared interest in exploring solutions

  • In Incubator we turn connections into collaborations through a 10-week team development series where participants are guided through the process of developing a project and funding proposal.

  • Teams premiere their video pitches at Accelerator and the Office of Research provides up to $50,000 to launch innovative new projects that explore the first steps in a complex solution.