Duke NeuroInnovations

Dr. Nandan LadEducating and empowering health technology innovators, and leading the transition to a value-driven innovation ecosystem.

Every day at Duke, we witness the energy and determination of our residents, students, faculty, and other community members who, together, are transforming healthcare. Our mission drives our focus on helping the most promising health technology innovators to realize their full potential for the greatest impact in a rapidly changing healthcare field.

Today, a new era of health economics demands that emerging technologies improve health outcomes while simultaneously reducing costs and/or increasing cost effectiveness. In this environment, where traditional funding mechanisms and business strategies no longer work, our goal is to prepare our aspiring inventors with the acumen and agility they’ll need to succeed.

Duke NeuroInnovations utilizes the Biodesign Process: a systematic approach to needs finding and the invention and implementation of new biomedical technologies.

Key components of the program include classes in medtech innovation; mentoring of residents, students and faculty in the biodesign process; career services for students interested in medtech careers; and community educational events.

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.