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INNOVATION IS EVERYWHERE AT DUKE
And so are resources to support innovators and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for funding or scholarships to support your work, a facility or incubator where you can create a prototype, or investment for your startup, there are resources below that fit your needs. You can also visit our Explore page to discover the always-growing number of places at Duke where innovation and entrepreneurship are happening—or the Local Resources page to check out key avenues of support for entrepreneurs in Durham and North Carolina.
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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
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
Duke I&E’s home in downtown Durham centers us in a historic, vibrant, and rapidly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to partnering with other universities in the area, we connect our community to organizations doing vital work for area entrepreneurs.
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
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 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
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.