Proof of Concept Centers in the United States: An exploratory look

Samantha R. Bradley, Christopher S. Hayter, Albert N. Link

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In this paper we identify the population of 32 US university-related Proof of Concept Centers (PoCCs), and we present a model of technology development that identifies the economic role of PoCCs within that model. We examine the broad technology transfer challenges that PoCCs have been established to address. Further, we argue that PoCCs are a growing technology infrastructure in the United States, and they are important as a possible element of our national innovation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-381
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Technology Transfer
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Proof of Concept Center
  • University technology transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • Engineering(all)


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