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We’re Moving Your Greatest Idea Forward

Have an invention? Tell us about it! Please note that public disclosures such as conference abstracts and publications may preclude our ability to protect your invention. Be sure to inform OTC of any imminent or prior disclosures!

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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.

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.

Collaborate with us

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.

See Available Reources

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    Nucleate – Activator Program Apps Open – Sep 26 info session

    Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures.

    September 26 @ 6:00 pm

    Learn More