Duke Innovates Together

Duke I&E is part of a vast and deep innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at Duke that works to develop the next generation of impactful leaders, advance world-changing new technologies, and build a regional, national, and global entrepreneurship community. Together with our partners, we provide the best of what Duke has to offer innovators and entrepreneurs.


Office of Translation & Commercialization

Duke’s intellectual property and technology transfer office manages Duke’s technology licensing and spin-out opportunities.

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Duke Capital Partners

Duke Capital Partners provides early-stage funding to Duke-affiliated startups, as well as investment opportunities for members of the Duke community.

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Duke Engineering Entrepreneurship

The Pratt School of Engineering offers engineering-related innovation and entrepreneurship programs, including student projects, alumni connections and support, prototyping support, and executive education for engineering teams.

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Innovation Co-Lab

Duke's Innovation Co-Lab connects the Duke Community with technology resources, programming, and facilities to jumpstart their success—including popular maker spaces and trainings.

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The BRiDGE Startup Incubator

BRiDGE supports the development and launch of startups at Duke and provides co-working lab and office space in downtown Durham for technology and life science companies.

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The Foundry

A project-centered, collaborative space where Duke students can build their ideas for both short- and long-term projects using prototyping supplies, a light machine shop, dedicated project spaces, and secure storage options.

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Navigating the Duke I&E Ecosystem

Are you...

A Duke alumnus/a who wants help with your startup?

Explore our Startup Support page, which includes information on our Mentors-in-Residence, the Duke Law Startup Venture Clinic, and more.

Curious about mentoring or volunteering to guide students on their entrepreneurial journey?

Complete our interest form or contact the Office of Translation & Commercialization regarding Mentor-in-Residence opportunities to engage with Duke spin-outs.

Looking to recruit interns or employees from Duke?

Post your opportunity on Handshake, Duke’s career management platform. For jobs and internships open to Fuqua School of Business students, post your opportunity on 12Twenty. You can also share opportunities in our Duke I&E Network LinkedIn group and on the Duke I&E Slack channel.

Looking for students to work on a project as part of a course or program?

Complete our interest form, explore the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum, or learn about becoming a client for First-Year Design.

An investor curious about backing Duke-affiliated startups?

Complete our interest form, explore Duke Capital Partners, and visit the Office of Translation & Commercialization’s New Ventures page.

Representing a company whose employees could benefit from Duke’s executive education programs?

Complete our interest form, explore Fuqua Executive Education, or explore the Institute for Enterprise Engineering.

Looking for opportunities to help spin out Duke technologies?

Check out Duke startups and connect with the Office of Translation & Commercialization.

Exploring licensing innovations coming out of Duke?

Check out available technologies and get in touch with the Office of Translation & Commercialization.

Representing a company interested in collaborating with Duke research scientists?

Visit Duke’s Office of External Partnerships.