Ford Collaboratory


The Ford Collaboratory was created through a generous $250,000 gift from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Collaboratory was designed to provide an innovation site for students, faculty and community partners to meet and work together on projects and partnerships.   The Collaboratory features flexible and highly interactive furniture, as well as technology designed to foster collaboration. The space can be used for community-based projects and activities requiring small group work, technology-based interactions (e.g., skyping, webinars, and multi-media formats), classroom style presentations, and much more. 


The Ford Collaboratory is also home to the staff of the Office of Metropolitan Impact and Public Allies Metro Detroit.



If interested in reserving use of the Ford Collaboratory space for an event or activity, please contact Debbie Parker on #313-583-6764 or by e-mail at