Developing lifelong innovators with the skills and confidence to deliver high-impact products

We teach skills useful across the continuum from needs-finding to design to commercialization. Our approach focuses on empowering innovators to:

  • Investigate and uncover true societal needs
  • Develop and create unique technology solutions
  • Deliver successful products or service to the market

Academic Programs & Courses

Duke Design Defense

For: Current Duke Students

  • A 500-level course on developing solutions to real problems related to national security.
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EGR 102L: Design to Deliver

For: Undergraduate Students

Founder's Workshop Course

For: Undergraduates

Duke Medical Technology Design

For: Prospective and Current Master's Students in Biomedical Engineering (BME)

  • Full master's degree program
  • Graduate certificate option for BME master's students
  • Provided in partnership with the Duke Design Health
  • Contact:

Master of Engineering Management: Entrepreneurship & Founders Track

For: Prospective Master's Students

  • A master's degree program that teaches startup strategies and skills.
  • Application details at


Scholarships & Fellowships

A. James Clark Scholars

For: Prospective Undergraduate Students

  • Supports incoming first-year students of need who show academic and leadership potential and interest in founding a venture
  •  Application details at

Duke Design Health

For: Duke Graduate Students

  • A nine-month experience for graduate students, who work in teams to develop new products
  • Contact:


Extracurricular Opportunities

Student Founders Program

For: Current Students

  • Provides coaching and regular practices for student-founders dedicated to pursuing startups
  • Learn more and join at


Professional & Continuing Education

Entrepreneur's Workshop Series

For: Current Students, Researchers and Staff, Faculty, Alumni

  • Free, in-depth weekend sessions with startup and industry experts.
  • Calendar and registration at

Entrepreneurial Post-Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering

For: Duke BME PhD Students and Duke BME Alumni

  • Prepares recent Duke BME PhD graduates to launch startups
  • Application details at