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Access to tools, information and opportunities

We can connect our faculty, student and staff innovators with access to information, tools and opportunities made available through us and our colleagues across Duke University.

For the Duke Engineering Community

Access to PatSnap.com

PatSnap.com makes patent search and analysis accessible–allowing users to follow multiple strands of previous research. Available without cost to Duke Engineering students, faculty and staff. Email us for access details »

Start-Up Library

We have have collected helpful links and developed original documents that de-mystify the start-up process and help build your knowledge base.

Duke Angel Network

We can made introductions for students and faculty to the Duke Angel Network (DAN), which provides capital and actively matches Duke alumni expertise with portfolio companies to drive growth. Learn more about the Network »

For Undergraduates

Baquerizo Innovation Grants

This $20,000 annual program created by the Baquerizo family funds the development of transformative, student-led innovation. The “BIGs” encourage ambitious creativity among undergraduates and invite mentorship from faculty and industry experts. Open to all Duke Engineering undergraduates. See what it means to ‘go BIG’ »

Duke Startup Challenge – BME Prize

We participate in this year-long founder’s program, which offers a $10,000 prize for new companies founded in part by a student studying in the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering. Open to BME students. Learn more about the challenge »

For Graduate Students

Bioengineering Research Initiative to Develop Global Entrepreneurs (BRiDGE)

We are a partner with BRiDGE, a biomedical startup incubator funded by alumnus Alan L. Kaganov, which helps gives faculty- and PhD student-founded companies access to 2,000 square feet of modern lab space. Open to PhD students. Explore the BRiDGE »

DEEP-SEA Startup Challenge

The Duke Engineering Entrepreneurial Pipelines Startup Entry Accelerator (DEEP SEA) provides a year of funding for Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Open to doctoral (PhD) and master’s students in ECE. Examine DEEP SEA »

For Post-Doctoral Researchers

Entrepreneurial Post-Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering

This entrepreneurially-focused postdoctoral program in Duke Biomedical Engineering addresses an emerging need for entrepreneurial skills among recent doctoral graduates. It focuses on imparting the skill set needed to start technology-based companies to participants.

Candidates receive salary support and mentorship, while agreeing to prepare and deliver a company pitch deck, and participate in the Entrepreneur’s Workshop Series and the In-Depth Customer Discovery Workshop. Open to post-doctoral researchers in biomedical engineering.

More about the program »

For Faculty

Bioengineering Research Initiative to Develop Global Entrepreneurs (BRiDGE)

We are a partner with BRiDGE, a biomedical startup incubator funded by alumnus Alan L. Kaganov, which helps gives faculty- and PhD student-founded companies access to 2,000 square feet of modern lab space. Open to faculty. Explore the BRiDGE »

Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership

We serve as a project leader in the Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership, which supports collaborative entrepreneurial projects in partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. During the first 10 years of the partnership, $8 million has been awarded – yielding $489 million in follow-on funding and 13 licenses to industry. Open to faculty. Learn more about the Coulter Partnership »