The Practice of Research Collaboration

Jeff Mason
03 Nov 2016
8:45 am - 10:00 am
Elijah Pierce | Lobby Level

The Practice of Research Collaboration

Collaboration is an important feature in the innovation landscape. Limited resources coupled with a recognition that our greatest innovative challenges require an interdisciplinary approach from a multitude of partners suggest that institutions and regions that engage in collaboration will gain greater access to resources and gain a competitive advantage. In this session, we’ll consider inter-organizational collaboration in the form of interinstitutional relationships and interdisciplinary cooperation from the perspective of practitioners who will share their experiences and knowledge in fostering these collaborations.


  • John Hardin, Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation


  • Jeff Mason, Executive Director, Michigan’s University Research Corridor
  • Caroline Whitacre, Senior Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University