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

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  • Bradley, Samantha R.

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

  • Hayter, Christopher S.

    () (New York Academy of Sciences)

  • Link, Albert N.

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

Abstract

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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  • Bradley, Samantha R. & Hayter, Christopher S. & Link, Albert N., 2013. "Proof of Concept Centers in the United States: An Exploratory Look," UNCG Economics Working Papers 13-4, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics.
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    Proof of Concept Center; University technology transfer; Entrepreneurship; Innovation;

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    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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