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Proof of concept

Realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Proof of concept (POC or PoC), also known as proof of principle, is a realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility,[1] or a demonstration in principle with the aim of verifying that some concept or theory has practical potential. A proof of concept is usually small and may or may not be complete.

Proof of concept testing of oil cleanup equipment

These collaborative trials aim to test feasibility of business concepts and proposals to solve business problems and accelerate business innovation goals.[2]

A proof of value (PoV) is sometimes used along proof of concept, and differs by focusing more on demonstrating the potential customer use case and value, and is usually less in-depth than a proof of concept.[3]