Center for Innovation Policy

The Center for Innovation Policy brings together legal professionals, technology and business leaders, government officials, and academic experts to identify improvements to federal law and policy that will promote innovation and economic growth. The Center focuses on federal policy affecting information, communications, and intellectual property. The Center is based both in Duke’s Washington location and in Durham.  It has a partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and is also part of the university-wide Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative funded by Duke alumnus David Rubenstein.
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Wire-concept-3a2.pngFall 2014 Conference

Internet Regulation in 2020

When: October 17, 2014 


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New Approaches and Incentives in Drug DevelopmentInaugural Conference

New Approaches and Incentives in Drug Development

When: November 22, 2013

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Longtime National Academies’ STEP leader Merrill joins Center for Innovation Policy as executive director

Stephen Merrill

Stephen Merrill, the longtime head of the National Academies Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), has joined the Center for Innovation Policy as its first Executive Director.  Merrill will also be a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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