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Through our partnerships with faculty, industry, entrepreneurs and investors, ensure that Duke innovations reach the marketplace for the benefit of society and to enable future investment in Duke research and innovation.


Duke will be a leader in transferring its knowledge and innovations to the worldwide community.

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IMPACT: By The Numbers

  • $100M+

    Total Revenue in FY23

  • $1.7B+

    Capital Raised by Duke Start-Ups in Past 5 Years

  • 124

    Current Active Start-Ups

Faculty & Innovators

We work together to augment the impact of your innovations, build connections with industrial, entrepreneurial, legal and investment resources and amplify the value and impact of your Duke innovations.

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Industry & Partners

Partner with us to bring transformational ideas to the marketplace.

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New Ventures

Let us help you think through the opportunity, craft a business plan, and connect with the management, mentors, and investors to make your venture a success!

Meet our New ventures Group

Duke Capital Partners

The investment network of Duke alumni, faculty, and parents which provides its members with exciting opportunities to invest in early-stage companies with a Duke connection – and for Duke-affiliated entrepreneurs to pitch their companies for potential investment.

Visit the Duke Capital Partners website

Translational Funds

Learn more about translational funding resources and opportunities that aim to accelerate the path from research to commercialization.

How we support your translational work

Our Technologies

Looking for cutting-edge technology? We welcome you to browse our list of available technologies from therapeutics to imaging and software and find one that will make a difference!

View our Available Technologies


Bringing your innovation to the market requires a lot of resources. We are here to guide you on available resources at Duke and beyond that will help you realize your dream.

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  • CRISP duke climate rfp 2024

    Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) – 2024 RFP

    CRISP funds research on sustainable, equitable solutions to address the climate crisis, in keeping with the Duke Climate Commitment.


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    EnergyTech University Prize 2024

    Tasking students to create & present a business plan around energy tech. Tasking faculty to elevate energy entrepreneurship at their school.

    January 5, 2024 @ 8:00 am

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  • BioTools Innovator logo

    BioTools Innovator Accelerator

    BioTools Innovator matches industry leaders with innovative early stage and emerging growth biotechnology-focused companies for mentorship and support.


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  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center logo and a lab scene with three scientists working

    Translational Research Grant (TRG) – NC Biotechnology Center

    The Translational Research Grant (TRG) program funds projects that explore commercial applications or initiate the early commercial development of university-held life sciences inventions.

    January 31, 2024 @ 12:00 pm

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