The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (Duke I&E) aspires to bring the whole university together, to work collaboratively across all disciplines to solve big, complex problems. Our vision is to value those who do this work and to attract the next generation of leaders to the Duke community who want to make a difference in the world — to bring the very best faculty and students to our campus and support and recognize them for doing entrepreneurial work.
Administratively housed within the Office of the Provost, Duke I&E is committed to:
- building a community and fostering a culture at Duke that supports innovation and entrepreneurship;
- creating resources and infrastructure to support faculty, students and alumni in ideation, planning and launching of new enterprises; and
- celebrating Duke entrepreneurs who are addressing the world’s most pressing problems through the creation of new ventures.
"One of the hallmarks of a Duke education is the ability to translate theory into practice. Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke is a way of helping faculty, staff and students transform creative ideas from the classroom or the laboratory into real-world applications."
- Richard Brodhead
President, Duke University