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Proof of Concept Centers in the United States: An Exploratory Look

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  • Bradley, Samantha R.

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

  • Hayter, Christopher S.

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    (New York Academy of Sciences)

  • Link, Albert N.

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

In this paper we identify the population of 32 U.S. 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.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 28 Mar 2013
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