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Whether you’re looking for education, resources, or to connect with other innovators, get involved at whatever level is right for you.


An interest in innovation or entrepreneurship is all it takes to get involved in Duke I&E. We can match you with a course or formal program that aligns with your interest, you can join a club or attend an event, or you can simply sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on current opportunities.

Explore ways to get involved below, or use our Innovation Navigators service to schedule a brief call or appointment about your specific interests.

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I&E Fest

A welcome-to-campus party, open to the entire Duke community that showcases the many innovation and entrepreneurship programs, clubs, and opportunities across the university

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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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Check out upcoming innovation- and entrepreneurship-related happenings at Duke and in the community

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From accelerators, to centers, to collaborative partnerships, explore the ever-growing number of places where innovation and entrepreneurship are happening at Duke

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Undergraduate I&E Certificate

The I&E Certificate supports undergraduate students of all majors in becoming more innovative, developing valuable problem-solving skills, and turning ideas into action.

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Student Founder Program

Designed for all Duke students interested in someday launching their own ventures—whether commercial, social, artistic, or beyond

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Ronald & Carrie Ludwig Duke in Silicon Valley Program

A comprehensive one-month, one course credit program in Silicon Valley designed to give students an intensive experience in the creation of new ventures through coursework, site visits, meetings, and experiences

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Design & Entrepreneurial Action

Programming and resources across Duke help innovators and entrepreneurs design solutions with understanding, creativity, evaluation, and communication to develop a deep understanding of users

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Ethics & Entrepreneurial Action

Teaching character, values, principles, goals, and consequences to help tomorrow's leaders become skilled and thoughtful agents of change

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Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator

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

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Global Social Innovation Challenge

A social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources, and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change

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A two-semester creative lab where students take their ongoing creative projects—screenplays, films, stage plays, choreography, manuscripts, digital media, and more—to the next level with support from creative industry professionals

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