Join us for a virtual I&E Fest and learn about more than 30 programs, clubs, and groups that relate to innovation at Duke University.
If you’re an innovator or an entrepreneur, or you’re interested in learning more about innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke—or if you just want to come to a good party where you’ll get free pizza and meet the Blue Devil—mark your calendar for I&E Fest.
Every year to kick off the fall semester, Duke I&E throws a bash during First Big Week to welcome students back to campus and showcase entrepreneurship at Duke. Come to the Bullpen, I&E’s home in downtown Durham, to check out our space and learn about more than 30 programs, clubs, and groups that relate to innovation.
I&E Fest 2020
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.
Through this experiential program, aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs, and founders from across Duke’s graduate and professional programs can complement their course of study, support their career goals, expand their networks, and work on ideas to make a real impact.
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
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
Audacity Labs is an innovation incubator and co-working space for teens, where teams of student entrepreneurs work together to conceive, develop, and launch new ventures. We offer space, connections, and a structured program of content and coaching, integrating a core set of skills: lean start-up, design thinking, and coding.
Campus Enterprises is not your typical student organization. They specialize in developing leaders and bringing ideas into material reality by pairing resources with great talent. Each spring, they invite exceptional first years to apply for the chance to further their successful legacy.
The Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change is an academic credential for Duke undergraduate students interested in deepening their understanding of social issues by integrating academic coursework with community-based experiences.
The DEMAN (Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network) community supports connections between alumni and students working in and/or interested in creative industries through mentoring, internships and job opportunities.
Duke Cyber, sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS) and the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT), is a student-led organization that brings together undergraduates and graduates interested in exploring the purpose, roles, and implications of 21st century technology.
Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators brings together interdisciplinary graduate student teams that provide pro bono consulting services to social organizations in Durham and beyond, providing students with opportunities to gain collaborative experience while strengthening the work of change makers in technology, business, and public policy
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
Information on both domestic and international study away opportunities that may interest I&E students. For instance, our domestic programs with internship/entrepreneurship opportunities such as Duke in Chicago Arts, Duke in LA, Duke in NY Arts and Media, Duke in DC, etc, as well as advising on international opportunities.
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
The Open Design Studio at Duke is a collective of educators, students, and community partners who are learning, researching, and practicing an equity-focused design methodology. ODS is openly designing a world that is actively inclusive, transparent, and collaborative.
In the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E), undergraduate, graduate and professional students form multidisciplinary teams to explore potential markets for an innovation, evaluate the viability of a business model, develop strategies for bringing it to market and launching a new commercial or social venture – all in a structured participatory learning environment.
As a leader in the fields of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, Duke connects future change-makers across schools and disciplines to the resources, mentorship, and community they need to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.