Discover the endless places where the Duke community is innovating.
Innovation Is Everywhere at Duke
Below you can explore Duke’s incubators, accelerators, partnerships, labs, and beyond—all the places contributing to Duke’s work of solving the world’s most pressing problems. Wondering how and where you fit in? Schedule a brief call or appointment through our Innovation Navigators service.
A partnership that supports social innovation entrepreneurs in identifying, assessing, developing, building, and scaling sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth around the world
A university office responsible for accepting, protecting, managing, and licensing invention disclosures from Duke employees. OTC is comprised of specialists in technology assessment, market research, patent law, contract and licensing, and business development and formation.
Duke Engineering Entrepreneurship integrates needs-driven design experiences, entrepreneurial education, startup resources, and a leadership team of successful entrepreneurs to deliver technological solutions to societal needs in health, defense, climate change, and beyond
Enhances existing ties and encourages new collaborations and research opportunities among faculty from the School of Medicine and the Pratt School of Engineering as well as other schools, institutes, and initiatives at Duke.
Duke’s center for actionable health data science, the Forge is part of a community spanning the university, the Duke health system, and beyond using data science to develop insights and improve health outcomes
Makes the research process faster and easier for health innovators, providing funding, project management, datasets, and other resources to help move ideas from the lab to the real world to benefit patients and communities
A university-focused incubator that identifies and assists in the development of promising faculty ideas, discoveries, innovations, and technologies that have commercial potential, providing initial seed funding, early-stage business planning, negotiation of IP licenses, strategies for IP protection, and more
Educates and empowers health technology innovators and leads the transition to a value-driven innovation ecosystem via classes in medtech innovation; mentoring of residents, students, and faculty in the biodesign process; career services for students interested in medtech careers; and community educational events
A fellowship program of select MBA students responsible for assisting Duke startups with a variety of activities, working closely with Mentors-in-Residence, who may be staffed on startup projects following successful completion of the initial project
Student-attorneys and supervising professors provide legal advice and assistance to Duke and community entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures that haven’t yet raised significant amounts of outside capital
Helps Duke students learn more, and enables people to learn from Duke, through partnering with Duke faculty to support new approaches to learning, building and curating education technology tools, supporting online learning opportunities, and piloting new technologies.
Duke's translational partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation supports collaborative research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care and to commercial products
A strategic partnership between Duke and Deerfield Management focused on supporting and accelerating the translation of research into new therapies to treat and cure society’s most formidable healthcare challenges
Operated by the Pratt School of Engineering, a 6,000 square foot student living and research space that houses the Smart Home Club and serves as a community resource for sustainable building techniques