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Duke University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni are transforming the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. Duke dedicates its foremost resources in education, science, technology, and health care to innovators creating solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) serves as a hub and resource center for Duke’s innovation system. In addition to offering entrepreneurship programming, I&E connects innovators throughout Duke to education, mentoring, resources, intellectual leadership, and community.


A range of educational programs give students both the practical and the theoretical knowledge they require to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, identifying problems and discovering, developing, and delivering solutions.

Educational and training opportunities for the larger Duke community, including alumni, faculty, staff, and the community, bringing a broader and richer perspective to campus.


Develop a fundamental understanding of the ingredients that lead to impactful innovation and entrepreneurship at the individual, institutional, and ecosystem levels.

The creation of a living laboratory with new knowledge constantly informing new programs and the allocation of resources.


Support and resources for the Duke community to turn their ideas into action, connecting innovation with the expertise it needs to grow.

Facilitation of human relationships, physical spaces, capital, and feasibility analysis.