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Mission

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.

Vision

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

IMPACT: By The Numbers

  • $450M+

    Invested in Duke Start-Ups in FY22

  • 1,300

    Active Invention Disclosures

  • 130

    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.

Learn more about our process

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

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

Visit our DuCap page

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

Resources

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.

See Available Reources

  • CSL Research Acceleration Initiative in red

    2023 CSL Research Acceleration Initiative

    Biotherapies. Successful applicants will receive up to $400k over 2 years. Applications due 23rd February 2023.

  • Entrepreneurship Workshop Flyer Commercial Launch- Feb 13 2023

    Anatomy of a Commercial Launch / Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

    This EngEn session will provide insights based on deep domain expertise in commercial execution, external challenges to current thinking and approaches, and a proposed set of actions to build a sustainable commercial platform.

    February 13 @ 7:00 pm
    Wilkinson 017/Hybrid

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  • CRISP infographic with details of awards and bitly link

    Proposals Due 2/20: Climate Research Innovation Seed Program Grants

    All Duke faculty and research staff are invited to submit proposals for the first round of Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) funding by February 20, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.

    January 13 @ 8:00 am

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  • Takeda logo

    Request for Proposal: Neuroscience Assets in Lead Generation Stage

    Asset should have human/patient-based therapeutic rationale addressing the current unmet needs of the potential target population and unique selling point versus competitor assets targeting same indication or mechanism.

    January 17 @ 8:00 am

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  • ARPA-E logo

    ARPA-E Fellows Job Opening (Spring 2023)

    The Fellows identify possible breakthrough energy technologies, conduct technical and economic analyses, and help inform agency strategy and direction. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows influence the direction of American energy innovation and engage with…

    January 13 @ 8:00 am

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  • Asahi Kasei Pharma logo

    Asahi Kasei Pharma Open Innovation in 2023

    Asahi Kasei is publicly calling for new proposals related to drug development research. They will offer selected candidates collaborative research opportunities, with research funding and contribution to the program through their scientists’ research activities.

    January 5 @ 12:00 am

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  • arpae energy innovation summit

    2023 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit – Student Program

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) – would like to invite graduate-level students from Duke University to participate in the Student Program at the 2023 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. The Summit…


    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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  • OUP data licensing webinar series

    OUP Data Licensing Webinar Series

    Wondering about or currently working in the complex world of licensing patient data at academic institutions? Come join your colleagues for a three-part webinar series on patient data licensing.

    March 21 @ 12:00 pm

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