Innovate for Impact
Duke is a leader in educating the next generation of entrepreneurial change-makers and supporting the development and delivery of innovations to solve problems that matter.
Recognized as an Ashoka-changemaker campus, Duke is committed to making social innovation and change-making a new norm in higher education. Building on foundational efforts by Duke faculty like the late Greg Dees who blazed the trail for social entrepreneurship education, Duke offers a robust set of courses, conversations/convenings and programs that inspire, prepare, and support entrepreneurial action that can change the world.
Partnerships & Programs
From global partnerships like the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator and Innovations in Healthcare to programs like Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) the I&E Certificate and I&E Student Founders programs, Duke is investing in people to help bring the best and boldest ideas to the marketplace where they can do the most good.
Courses & Co-Curricular Activities
Duke offers a robust set of courses for both undergrads and grads that inspire, prepare, and support entrepreneurial action that can help positively impact the world. We aim for I&E courses to build creativity, problem-solving skills, leadership abilities, entrepreneurship skills, empathy, and a sense of self-efficacy for a life of innovating and leading social change, regardless of profession or career. As a leader in experiential education, Duke offers students hands-on learning opportunities ranging from courses like “Social Innovation Practicum (SIP)” and “Designing Ethical Tech” to immersive civic engagement programs like the Hart Leadership Program.
Student Organizations & Competitions
The I&E team supports annual social innovation teams with mentorship and resources as they compete in the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, Hult Prize and other exciting challenges. There are also a variety of student-led organizations for students to get involved with on campus, which center on creating positive social impact in the world, such as NetImpact, DISI, and Design for America.
Join the I&E Impact Community
I&E is here to serve all members of the Duke community with the education and resources they need to innovate for impact. Sign up for our newsletter (offering the latest on events, programs, job opportunities, and access to a robust set of social innovation & entrepreneurship resources) and/or set up a virtual meeting today.