Organized by HSDC and HTDC:
Proof of Concept Centers - A Best Practices Symposium
November 14, 2013
The commercialization of university research is a key driver of economic growth. Proof of Concept Centers have emerged as effective models of commercialization.
Leaders from three nationally-recognized Proof of Concept Centers:
Lisa Delp, Director, Innovation Fund America 
As Director, Lisa Delp works with community colleges to provide the framework and tools they need to positively impact their local entrepreneurial ecosystem and assists in the development of community college-based engines of economic and entrepreneurial growth.
Dr. Rosibel Ochoa, Executive Director, von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
As Executive Director, Dr. Rosibel Ochoa provides strategic leadership and secures partnerships with government, foundations and industry. She has secured funding and commercialization support to more than 85 university teams in the areas of healthcare, clean energy and general technology.
Blair Duncan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Emergent Technologies
Blair Duncan currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emergent. Mr. Duncan has over 20 years of experience in venture-backed growth companies, as well as Fortune 500 and service firms.

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