Today, more than ever, healthcare data comes from many sources beyond the electronic health record, including fitness and personal health devices, social media, and genomics sources. This wealth of data is rich with opportunities for innovation, but often requires a wide range of domain expertise to be used effectively. Collaboration and validation are more important than ever.  Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, MBA, FACME will describe new approaches to creating “collaboratories”—communities of innovation in informatics. He will describe how such collaboratories can facilitate meaningful exchange of ideas, and provide tools, technologies, datasets, and domain expertise to allow informaticists, clinicians, researchers, and other community members to develop and scale new products and services that will advance healthcare delivery and help us better manage patient populations. He will discuss the challenges and opportunities in establishing relationships between AMIA academic forum members and IPC members, and in creating academic-industry partnerships.