Duke Health Innovation Jam 2018

Accepting applications through August 24

July 13, 2018

An opportunity for Duke's brightest minds to pitch their health-related ideas to Duke investors.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Trent Semans Center Great Hall

Seeking pragmatic health innovations with immediate application at Duke and/or commercialization potential for:

  • Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Therapeutics

All faculty, staff, trainees, and students are encouraged to apply by 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2018.

Learn more.


Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI), along with other sponsors from Duke University Main Campus, Duke Health, and PDC, is organizing the fourth Innovation Jam! This will be a shark tank-style event on October 4, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Great Hall at Trent Semans, where Duke innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a team of Duke “investors.” All faculty, staff, trainees and students are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due August 24, 5:00 p.m. 

DIHI is soliciting ideas that are closer to translation into market and/or commercialization.

Suggested themes for idea submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative devices
  • Novel use of analytics
  • Digital health/mHealth

We anticipate selecting up to six finalists from our total pool of applicants to present their health innovations. Each innovator will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of investors and evaluators, followed by a brief question and answer period.


More details, including link to the application, can be found on the DIHI DIHI website. For more information, please contact Krista Whalen: krista.whalen@duke.edu