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Previous Rounds

Collaborative Collision is an interdisciplinary team development program designed to build and accelerate new research teams to explore complex solutions to complex challenges. This intensive, semester-long program connects researchers with complementary skills, expertise, and resources, guides these connections as they develop into collaborations, and funds promising new teams that have a clear path to developing impactful solutions, securing external funding, and establishing new areas of research, innovation, and creative excellence. Since 2021 our 3-stage program has built 16 new collaborative teams, and awarded over $300,000 through the Accelerator competition.

Learn more about each of these teams, including viewing their pitch videos, by visiting the summary page for our previous Collaborative Collisions.

The Original Collaborative Collision (2016-2021)

In April 2016, ORD organized the first campus-wide interdisciplinary networking event at Florida State University. Over the next five years the 15 events in our original 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 welcome more researchers than ever, expanding access to researchers not only in Tallahassee, but also FSU’s Panama City Campus and the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, as well several individuals located as far away as Europe and Africa. With the introduction of Collaborative Collision 2.0 in 2021 FSU is now even better positioned to make breakthrough discoveries, compete for external funding, and advance creativity and innovation. 

Explore materials from our previous events below!


Spring 2016


Fall 2017

Smart Cities

Spring 2018

Underserved Populations

Spring 2018

Mental Health and Wellness
Spring 2018


Fall 2018

Children and Families
Spring 2019

Disaster Resiliency
Spring 2019

Big Data

Fall 2019

AI and Machine Learning
Spring 2020


Spring 2020

Technology and Society
Fall 2020

Climate Solutions
Spring 2021

Health 2021

Spring 2021