Through the Front-End of Biodesign Needs Identification and Development, the most promising concepts can be vetted through the NeuroInnovations Program and detailed, constructive feedback given to guide the project forward.
Students/Resident/Faculty participate and learn through a comprehensive due diligence process. A small percentage of projects are selected by the NeuroInnovations Program for Departmental seed funding to develop them further towards key milestones that may result in licensing or new company formation.
New Inventions are filed through the Duke Office of Licensing Ventures (OLV). There are different paths forward including licensing to an existing commercial entity or building a new company. The NeuroInnovations Program advises and helps new inventors through this process.