Resources

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.

Funding/Capital

Current Funding Opportunities 

Current Request for Proposals

 

Duke Internal Resources

  1. The Coulter Translational Partnership is 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.  The purpose of this program is to support collaborative research that addresses unmet clinical needs and leads to improvements in health care and to commercial products.
  2. The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) accelerates the translation and implementation of scientific discoveries into health benefits for patients and communities.  The CTSI provides grant support for all stages of translation (T1-T4) from discovery science to clinical trials and community interventions.  The CTSI also provides guidance to faculty innovators through the CTSI Consult Service and access to resources and networking via its research navigators.
  3. The 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.
  4. The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, founded with a generous gift from David M. Rubenstein in January of 2013, helps convert the knowledge born at the university into tangible action that improves and enriches lives across all strata of society.

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Other Captial Resources

  1. Triangle Venture Alliance is a partnership between Duke University, the University of North Carolina, NC State University and North Carolina Central University, is a network of alumni angel groups created to fund start-ups founded by alumni, students, staff, faculty, and families. Combining the power of these Triangle-area university angel investors will give groundbreaking ideas and innovations the best chance at success.
  2. 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.
  3. The 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Space & Facilities

  1. 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.
  2. The Center for Advanced Hindsight™ is Dan Ariely’s behavioral economics lab at Duke University, an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute.
  3. The American Underground provides office and co-working space to Durham entrepreneurs and serves as a Google for EntrepreneursTech hub.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Regulatory Support

  1. 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.
  2. The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) is housed within the Duke University School of Medicine. 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.
  3. 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.

Marketing & Strategy

  1. OLV 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.
  2. The Center for Advanced Hindsight™ is Dan Ariely’s behavioral economics lab at Duke University, an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute
  3. 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.

Team Development

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Innovation Programs

  1. The Duke NeuroInnovations Program has been developed to 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.
  2. The Developing World Healthcare Technologies Lab (DHT Lab) is dedicated to; 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.
  3. The 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. DIHI brings innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in health and health care by catalyzing multidisciplinary teamwork across Duke University and Duke Medicine and by fostering collaborations with national and international thought leaders.
  4. The Office of Research Administration (ORA), is responsible for supporting investigators and administrators in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing by managing externally sponsored research projects through the pre-award process.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. MEDx (Medicine + Engineering at Duke) was forged in summer 2015 to enhance existing ties and foster new interdisciplinary collaborations between the School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering, as the first part of a forthcoming Provost initiative to create opportunities at the intersections of academic units.
  9. Since 2006, the Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership has supported collaborative research that addresses unmet clinical needs and leads to improvements in health care and to commercial products.
  10. The Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies reflects 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.
  11. The 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.

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If you have questions about SRAs, MTAs, CDAs and how to access them, please call ORC.  If you have any other questions, please contact OLV.