Events

Pollination Events

(An In-Person Opportunity to Network, Meet Collaborators, and Build Teams)

Bold Challenges Pollination Workshops bring together diverse researchers from all three U-M campuses to spark innovative solutions to complex societal problems. These events provide opportunities to ideate and collaborate around the 2024 Bold Challenges themes: 

  • Advancing Human Health at Scale 
  • Adapting to Changing Environments
  • Creating Sustainable Energy Innovations
  • Improving Lives through Next Generation Infrastructure
  • Building Trust and Strengthening Social Connections 

During the two-hour, in-person workshops, attendees will mix and match to meet potential collaborators and partners, brainstorm research problems and solutions, have opportunities to get advice from U-M experts on how to increase the probability of successful team development and grantseeking, and then take the next steps on a wide range of ideas.

One of these steps is to apply for Bold Challenges’ Boost program, which offers research development consulting, project management support and up to $75,000 to advance research ideas. Boost applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are due on May 13.

EVENT CANCELLED

APRIL 12: Building Trust and Strengthening Social Connections

Past Events

photo of a panel event on a stage in Ruthven Hall, featuring Arthur Lupia, Maggie Allen and Greg Keoleian
photo of the February 20 Bold Challenges event, Arthur Lupia speaking into a microphone, standing in the middle of the audience
photo of Ravi Allada giving a lightning talk at the February 20 Bold Challenges event

4/5

2024

Improving Lives through Next Generation Infrastructure

3/22

2024

Creating Sustainable Energy Innovations

3/15

2024

Adapting to Changing Environments

3/8

2024

Advancing Human Health at Scale

2/20

2024

Pursuing Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities at U-M

6/28

2023

AI for the Public Good: Building AI at U-M Visioning

5/9

2022

Smart Health Care Systems for Equitable Access

5/4

2022

Sustainable and Equitable Solutions for the Housing Crisis

4/25

2022

Universal Access to Healthy Water

2/8

2022

Resilient, Equitable, and Carbon-Neutral Physical Infrastructure

1/21

2022

Better Health Outcomes through Better Built Environments