We support faculty and researchers in all schools and departments at Duke, providing them with tailored resources like advanced translation strategies, funding, and space. We bring to each project the breadth and depth of Duke’s premier resources—for instance, finding a team of MBA students to work on a School of Medicine invention—with the ultimate goal of helping faculty and staff innovators take their work to market and maximize impact.
When it comes to education, we believe all Duke students benefit from learning about innovation and entrepreneurship—from those who wish to found a company, to those who want to change the world with innovation, to those who simply want to cultivate a more creative and entrepreneurial mindset.
We partner with schools and departments across Duke to offer interdisciplinary, experience-based education; our students learn by doing. Whether students are working on their own idea with a mentor through programs like Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs or StudioDuke, or advancing an exciting faculty innovation through an Innovate Duke course, students learn via experiences that are in service of ambitious, worthy goals and offer opportunities for meaningful collaboration.
Located in the vibrant and rapidly growing Triangle region, Duke is part of a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem. At I&E we actively partner with nearby universities and organizations to create opportunities for Duke innovators and to help advance entrepreneurship in the area.