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When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, Duke researchers stand apart for the breadth, depth, and positive impact of their innovations. You’re are at the forefront of innovations in health care, finance, medicine, technology, public policy, science, social enterprise, and beyond—and we’re committed to helping you bring your innovations to the world.

Whether you have an idea for a product, or you’ve been working on a piece of research for decades, we’ll match you with the resources you need to advance your project—with the ultimate goal of taking it to market and maximizing impact.


In support of the Office of Translation & Commercialization and others across Duke, we offer translational education to faculty seeking to commercialize their work. We’ll connect you with tailored resources like student workers, funding, and space.

We hope you’ll explore the broad range of innovation- and entrepreneurship-related programs, resources, and more available to Duke faculty and researchers using the navigation below. If you’d like to discuss an idea, a program, the innovation landscape at Duke, or beyond, please make an appointment for a brief call or meeting with an advisor through our Innovation Navigators service.

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Innovation Navigators

Tell us who you are and what you’re looking for, and we’ll schedule a brief call or in-person meeting with the best person to share the information, guidance, or advice you need for your innovation journey

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Duke Angel Network

Supports the global Duke entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment fund, engaging and matching Duke alumni network expertise with portfolio companies

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Find Funding

Explore translational research grants, pitch competitions, and other funding sources for your work

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Office of Translation & Commercialization

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.

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Duke MEDx

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.

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Duke Institute for Health Innovation

Promotes innovation in health and health care through high-impact innovation pilots, leadership development, and cultivation of a community of entrepreneurship

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Duke EngEn

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

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Duke Mobile App Gateway for Digital Health

The entry point for support of digital health and mobile app research and development throughout Duke Health and Duke University

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Our Innovation Navigators service matches you with an advisor who can answer your questions about innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke.

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