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Our team is here to guide you through the process of launching your innovations into the marketplace. Please find here a compilation of helpful links, FAQs and additional resources you may find useful during this journey.

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Translational and Innovation Partners and Programs

Four Points Innovation: A strategic partnership between Duke and Deerfield Management to fund the translation of research into new therapies.

Coulter Translational Partnership: Funded by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a clinical department in the Duke University Health System.

Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute: CTSI Funding Programs provide support for all stages of translation (T1-T4) from discovery science to clinical trials and community interventions.

Duke Institute for Health Innovation: DIHI promotes innovation in health and health care through high-impact innovation pilots, leadership development, and cultivation of a community of entrepreneurship.

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship:Empowers Duke students to act entrepreneurially in all their endeavors by connecting them to courses, co-curricular programs, mentoring, resources, community, and intellectual leadership.

Mobile App Gateway: An entry point for support of digital health and mobile app research and development.

Duke FORGE: Using data science to develop actionable insights and improve health outcomes.

MEDx (Medicine + Engineering at Duke): Fostering new interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers from the School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering.

Duke Angel Network : DAN facilitates investments by its members in Duke-affiliated companies with potential for high growth and significant financial returns. DAN is uniquely dedicated to connecting, supporting, and cultivating the Duke entrepreneurial community. In addition to providing capital, we actively match Duke alumni expertise with portfolio companies to drive growth.

Duke NeuroInnovations Program: Help medical technology innovators increase their likelihood of success in identifying important clinical needs, inventing new medical technologies and implementing these advances in patient care.

Developing World Healthcare Technologies Lab: Understanding, creating and disseminating healthcare technology to the world’s neediest. We do this by developing new technologies to address unmet needs, supporting and assessing programs to train hospital technicians in the developing world, conducting research that informs practice, policy, and mentoring the next generation of innovators and designers.

Duke Clinical Research Institute: DCRI researchers and operational teams work closely with each other, with our colleagues from the wider world of Duke University and Duke Health, and with our peers and partners around the world to develop, share, and implement knowledge that improves health around the world through innovative clinical research.

MedBlue Incubator: A for-profit C corporation operating as a business incubator for promising technologies from member departments that include the departments of Surgery, Pathology, Anesthesiology, Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedic.

Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies: A partnership between the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Global Health Institute to create innovative solutions to address challenges in women’s health, inspire and empower the next generation of women’s health leaders and empowering women to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Center of Nursing Collaboration, Entrepreneurship & Technology: CONCEPT supports the academic mission of the Duke University School of Nursing, helping to prepare graduates for the demands of contemporary nursing practice. The CONCEPT initiative promotes and fosters the innovative use of technology in teaching and nursing practice.

Duke Heart Center Incubator: Helping to identify opportunities and nurturing the people behind them. It will translate your discoveries to deliver a higher quality of care with a team that will support you with the resources and interdisciplinary connections needed to move your innovation forward.

Duke EngEn: Duke Engineering Entrepreneurship (EngEn) is a bold initiative that integrates needs-driven design experiences, entrepreneurial education, startup resources, and a leadership team of successful entrepreneurs to deliver technological solutions to societal needs in health, defense, climate change and beyond.

Funding and Capital

Current Funding Opportunities

Duke Research Funding Opportunities Database: As a service for all researchers at Duke University and the School of Medicine, Duke’s Office of Research Support Funding site provides an extensive database of funding opportunities of interest to the Duke community.

NIH Diversity Supplement Resources: Diversity is a key driver of institutional excellence that accelerates our ability to solve complex problems. If you are NIH-funded and wish to mentor future clinicians and scientists from under-represented backgrounds, consider applying for a diversity supplement.

Other Funding Resources

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a nationally connected network that helps Triangle entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies.  They provide education, mentoring and capital formation resources to technology-based, high-growth entrepreneurs.

The First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) is a high-science, high-impact incubator located in the heart of Research Triangle Park. Established in 1991, FFVC offers 25,000 square feet of leasable office and laboratory space for up to 40 emerging high-science, high-impact companies.

NC IDEA is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors in the state.  NC IDEA offers seed grants, accelerator programs, and coaching for start-up companies.

Osage Partners is a family of venture capital funds that includes Osage Venture Partners and Osage University Partners. Each fund has a dedicated professional staff and a distinct investment strategy.

NCBiotech grants fill 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.

SBIR/STTR Implementation Procedure establishes a procedure for Duke University faculty and staff participation in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Space & Facilities

The Foundry provides 7,600 square feet of project space for Duke undergraduate and graduate students focused on engineering, energy, entrepreneurship, and sustainability to build ideas from the ground up.

The Center for Advanced Hindsight™ is Dan Ariely’s behavioral economics lab at Duke University, an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute.

The American Underground provides office and co-working space to Durham entrepreneurs and serves as a Google for EntrepreneursTech hub.

BioLabs North Carolina (BioLabs-NC) is a unique biotech co-working facility in downtown Durham, North Carolina.  They help companies quickly meet infrastructure and equipment needs so they can focus on advancing science, not building a lab.

The Bullpen is the home of Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and is a hub for all innovation and entrepreneurship activity at Duke University. It features collaboration and classroom space.

The BRiDGE incubator supports the development and launch of startups at Duke and provides co-working lab and office space in downtown Durham for technology and life science companies.

Regulatory Support

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) accelerates the translation and implementation of scientific discoveries into health benefits for patients and communities.  CTSI provides guidance to faculty innovators through the CTSI Consult Service and access to resources and networking via its research navigators.

Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) provides navigation, tools, and training to support the conduct of clinical research in which Duke serves as an investigative site. DOCR is a consolidated group of research support professionals who are skilled in all aspects of clinical research, including study startup, database development, and project coordination.

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) researchers and operational teams work closely with each other, with our colleagues from the wider world of Duke University and Duke Health, and with our peers and partners around the world.

Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ) offers regulatory and quality assurance support in all aspects of clinical research from preclinical requirements to first-in-human studies and beyond.  Their goal is to provide the Duke community with the tools, training, and support needed to navigate the complex regulatory pathways that accompany translational research.

ReGARDD The Regulatory Guidance for Academic Research of Drugs and Devices (ReGARDD) is a collaboration between the regulatory affairs specialists from the North and South Carolina CTSA Institutions and includes helpful tools, templates, decision trees, and educational resources to support academic investigators’ regulatory needs.

Marketing, Strategy and Team Development

OTC New Venture Fellows are responsible for assisting Duke start-ups with a variety of activities, from putting together investor pitch decks, to assessing competitive landscape, to informing overall business plan development and corporate strategy.  The New Venture Fellows work closely with the Mentors-in-Residence (MIR), attend New Ventures Staff meetings, and form a vital cog in the Duke startup ecosystem.

The Center for Advanced Hindsight™ is Dan Ariely’s behavioral economics lab at Duke University, an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute

In the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E), undergraduate, graduate and professional students form multidisciplinary teams to explore potential markets for an innovation, evaluate the viability of a business model, develop strategies for bringing it to market and launching a new commercial or social venture – all in a structured participatory learning environment.

In the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E), undergraduate, graduate and professional students form multidisciplinary teams to explore potential markets for an innovation, evaluate the viability of a business model, develop strategies for bringing it to market and launching a new commercial or social venture – all in a structured participatory learning environment.

DukeGEN is one of the top organizations supporting entrepreneurship on Duke’s campus.  Started in 2008, we run over 30 events a year including the Elevator Pitch Competition, the Duke Start-Up Challenge, the DukeGEN Startup Speaker Series (formerly Entrepreneurship Education Series), the DukeGEN Start-Up Showcase Events, and the multi-city DukeGEN Networking Events. DukeGEN has over 6,000 members from Duke’s entrepreneurial community and supports students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of Duke.

Incubators & Accelerators

Duke Heart Center Incubator– Helping to identify opportunities and nurturing the people behind them. It will translate your discoveries to deliver a higher quality of care with a team that will support you with the resources and interdisciplinary connections needed to move your innovation forward.

DUHatch DUhatch transforms innovative ideas into viable business and social ventures by connecting enterprising students with faculty and industry mentors. It provides professional office space and facilitates business development to help solve the problems every fledgling venture faces.

Center for Advanced Hindsight- Selects startup companies interested in building digital solutions that address decision behavior in the health and finance fields. During an incubation period of 6-9 months, the Center’s researchers will help participants leverage social science research to test and bring to scale innovations aimed at substantially improving decision-making.

Southeast Tech Inventures STI provides grant and funding support, engineering and development assistance, company infrastructure support (company incorporation, business process guidelines, structural advice), and other necessities to faculty members seeking to commercialize university IP.

NC IDEA Labs– An intensive four-week program, NC IDEA LABS helps entrepreneurs take their first steps toward building a successful company. The program guides entrepreneurs through the process of identifying and targeting customers, then validating product/market fit.

MedBlue Incubator was founded in 2013 to identify promising new science and technology from the Duke University Medical Center and Duke University. We are a for-profit C corporation operating as a business incubator for member departments that include the departments of Surgery, Pathology, Anesthesiology, Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.

Duke Health Innovation Lab (Nursing) – An incubator and accelerator to develop and test innovations in health technology and care delivery

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator-The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard today committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments.

The Innovation LabZeroTo510 and Epicenter have partnered to present The Innovation Lab: a virtual pre-acceleration program with a curriculum designed to guide people with idea-stage business concepts through the rigorous process of developing an effective business plan.

Innovate Login & Training Videos

If you would like to check on any of your technologies, you can login to Innovate through the link below. https://innovate.olv.duke.edu/log_in/  These videos will help guide you once you have logged into Innovate or MyResearchHome

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