The commercialization of university research is a key driver of economic growth. Proof of Concept Centers have emerged as effective models of commercialization. The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation and High Technology Development Corporation put on an informative discussion with leaders from three nationally recognized Proof of Concept Centers: Rosibel Ochoa, Executive Director of the von Liebig Entrepreneurship Center, University of California at San Diego, Ms. Lisa Delp, Director of Innovation Fund America and Blair Duncan, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Emergent Technologies.