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Collaborative Collisions are interdisciplinary networking events hosted by Research Development. These are topic-driven and have been facilitated with large topic areas as well as more targeted areas of interest. Informational sites are created following the event so that researchers can access the information at their convenience. 

SAVE THE DATE | Friday October 11, 2024

Collaborative Collision: Sustainable Solutions

This event will take place as part of Discovery Days, a week-long, university-wide celebration of research and creative activities.

From 2016-2021, the Collaborative Collision program featured 774 research profile presentations and had over 1000 total participants, helping to launch countless new collaborative research teams. The introduction of a virtual format in 2020 allowed us to continue our events, even with a pandemic. From 2021 to 2023, Research Development hosted four extended events that guided participants through a structured process in which they worked together to understand a challenge they were trying to solve, what kind of solution was needed to make an impact, the strategy needed to develop that solution, and how the team would work together to deliver the solution. In 2024, we revisited our "classic" networking event format to bring researchers and community partners together on impact areas aligned with the new ASPIRE Strategic Plan for Research at Florida State University.

Explore materials from these events below!

If you are a Collaborative Collision awardee and have questions regarding your award, please contact Beth Hodges.

Mental & Behavioral Health

Spring, 2024


Spring, 2023

Rural Innovation

Fall, 2022


Spring, 2022


Fall, 2021


Fall, 2021

Climate Solutions

Spring, 2021

Technology & Society

Fall, 2020

AI & Machine Learning

Spring, 2020


Spring, 2020

Big Data

Fall, 2019

Children & Families

Spring, 2019

Disaster Resilience

Spring, 2019


Fall, 2018

Mental Health & Wellness

Spring, 2018

Smart Cities

Spring, 2018


Fall, 2017


Spring, 2016