Industry Affiliates

University-Industry Relationships, Simplified

Let’s face it—research universities are complex. They can be tough to engage and even more difficult to navigate.

At Duke, our fresh approach accelerates mutually beneficial relationships with industry. Each structured industry affiliate program is a gateway with a clear line of sight to the thought leaders and research talent working in the topic areas most relevant to you.

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Topic Areas With Impact

Industry affiliate programs are mapped to areas of Duke Engineering expertise.

Programs Under Development

We’re focused on areas where innovation is poised to disrupt and revolutionize.

Advanced Materials

Next-Gen Medical Imaging

The Energy Transition

Quantum Computing

How Our Industry Affiliates Benefit

After making a membership commitment, your organization will receive a curated suite of benefits from Duke.

Basic Benefits

  • Monthly seminar series
  • On-campus student networking events
  • Annual industry-university symposium
  • Annual report

Additional Premium Benefits

  • A seat on a departmental industry advisory board
  • Participation in student capstone design and consulting projects
  • Unlimited access to seminar series recordings
  • Employee access to professional certificate programs

Industry Engagement Contact

Become an Industry Affiliate

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