Recently we got some great news: Our collaborative application of 18 PIs from Princeton and Humboldt University was selected for funding within the strategic partnership program of our institutions. Starting from September 1st 2016, the Cooperation and Collective Cognition Network (CoCCoN), will come into existence bringing together scientist from such different backgrounds as biology, physics, psychology, economics & social science. CoCCoN will provide a forum for interdisciplinary exchange and scientific discussion on different aspects of collective behavior, and in particular on analogies and differences in collective dynamics within animal groups and socio-economic systems. It will provide not only some exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations, but also integrate some specialized student training on the focus topic. We are looking forward to some inspiring exchange across disciplinary borders.