Gilhuly Accelerator Fund
The Gilhuly Accelerator Fund, managed by Duke’s Office for Translation and Commercialization, aims to position Duke innovations for maximum commercial and societal impact by providing support to accelerate the path from research and innovation to commercial development. The Fund is available for any Duke owned innovation and can be used to support asset development and de-risking activities spanning early proof-of-concept demonstrations to later-stage translational regulatory and validationmarket studies. Projects are selected on a rolling-basis by an oversight committee, comprised of OTC leadership and external advisors. Project selection criteria include scientific merit, addressable commercial market , strength of IP, and potential for follow-on funding/licensing via existing industry partners or new startup formation. Funds are provided for direct costs only and may not be used for capital equipment purchases or tuition support but may be used to pay for external services and service providers. Any personnel support is limited to salary and stipend support for staff, students and postdocs who are directly involved in the funding activities.
Four Points Innovation
A strategic partnership between Duke and Deerfield Managed, launched in 2019 to support and accelerat the translation of research into new therapies to treat and cure society’s most formidable healthcare challenges. Through this partnership, Deerfield will fund Four Points Innovation up to $130 million and provide development expertise in support of Duke’s innovative drug research across a span of high-need therapeutic areas.
Translational Program Partners
Since 2006, Duke's translational partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has supported collaborative research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care and to commercial products.Learn more about the Coulter Partnership
The CTSI is the administrative home for the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), overseeing and integrating sixteen CTSA core services into the fabric of translational science at Duke University.Learn More about CTSI
The mission of the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) is to catalyze transformative innovations in health and healthcare, and to help cultivate a community of innovation and entrepreneurship across Duke University and the health enterprise.Learn more about DIHI
Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship inspires and empowers students to act entrepreneurially in all their endeavors.
I&E serves students across Duke, connecting them to courses, co-curricular programs, mentoring, resources, community, and intellectual leadership.Learn More about I&E
Grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBio) fills critical funding gaps along the innovation continuum – from building university infrastructure to supporting early-stage development of university inventions to help move technology toward commercialization.
NCBio offers multiple funding mechanisms that are available to university investigators and startup companies.Learn more about NCBio Funding Programs
Learn more about other programs and opportunities that provide funding and capital to inventors and startups.,Funding and Capital Resources
VIsit our Resource Page for more information.
View a listing of current available funding opportunities.
The NIOSH Respiratory Fit Evaluation Challenge
To compete in Phase 1 of the Challenge, participants must submit a 10-page (maximum) concept paper that outlines an idea on how to improve respirator fit testing and feedback by May 1, 2023.
Entrepreneurship Workshop Series: Workshop for Medical Device Designers
The workshop will review the guiding principles behind the medical regulatory framework to develop an appreciation of the foundational logic and philosophy behind medical device regulation.
Entrepreneurship Workshop Series: Fundamentals of Startup Law
Learn about the legal issues founders face when launching a company.
From Scientific Breakthrough to Real-World Impact: Steps to Success in Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Biomanufacturing
This single-day workshop will walk participants through the essential steps to success in the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine and advanced biomanufacturing.
Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium
The symposium will foster awareness and dialogue among government (DoD), academia, and industry stakeholders in support of our warfighters.
NCBIO Emerging Company and Technology Forum: Funding Options and Process
Join NCBIO for a conversation on the Funding Process and Options for emerging companies.
NCBiotech Aligning Health Care Innovation in North Carolina: Health Systems, Payers, Innovators, and the Quintuple Aim
This event provides the health care, life sciences, and innovation community with an enhanced understanding of the strategic priorities and technology innovation areas of interest to health systems and payers.
SBIR/STTR R&D Funding Overview and Grant Accounting / Legal Considerations
Join the NC SBTDC for a detailed overview of the SBIR / STTR federal R&D funding mechanisms for small businesses, grant accounting practices, and legal considerations.
Flash Grants from the NC Biotech Center
The Flash Grant program aims to identify and energize creative ideas that exhibit early indications of commercial potential.