The undergraduate certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) is designed to provide students with a pathway to pursue a rigorous cross-disciplinary study of innovation and entrepreneurship that will be complementary to any major and will enable students to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their of pursuit of knowledge in service of society. The certificate requires an in-depth course of study examining the theories of innovation and entrepreneurship, coupled with hands-on practice in both areas. Innovation and entrepreneurship are, by their very nature, areas of cross-disciplinary inquiry, so the certificate will draw on theory, contexts, and methods from across the disciplines. The certificate builds on the already-existing emphasis of knowledge in service of society that is taking place within the students’ majors and co-curricular activities, to further enhance students’ abilities to explore the complex problems being faced by our world and to develop innovative methods to address those problems.
Duke University’s Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Creating Meaning: Undergraduate Pursues an Intellectual Question Across Boundaries — Duke senior Kelsey Graywill knew she wanted to take a nontraditional approach to her education. “When I was applying for colleges, I specifically looked at schools that I saw had established resources for doing interdisciplinary majors or programs,” she told interviewer Brian Southwell on the Measure of Everyday Life radio show. “I had this fantasy, [...]
- Interdisciplinary Research Teams to Present Results at Bass Connections Showcase — Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Bass Connections Student Advisory Council for a special year-end showcase event and reception on Thursday, April 20, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, grad students, undergrads and community partners [...]
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Opens the Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs Program — Deadline: January 20, 2017 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs is a year-long intensive program where undergraduate students can turn ideas into action through the development of their own ventures. The program gives students the support they need — including a summer stipend, workshops, mentors and a personal connection with Melissa and Doug Bernstein — to become [...]
- Big Ideas Contest Has Launched for Duke Students — Deadline: November 16, 2016 Big Ideas is an innovation contest that provides funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students who have creative solutions to address important social challenges. Since its founding in 2006, the competition has inspired over 1,300 student-led projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems. Duke’s Innovation [...]
- Duke Starts Process for Start-Up Challenge — Deadline: October 30, 2016 The Duke Start-Up Challenge, founded in 1999, is designed to help Duke’s entrepreneurship community flourish, with a year long entrepreneurship competition followed by an accelerator program. The goal of this challenge is to encourage startups among the members of the Duke University community. Teams compete in 3 rounds over the course [...]