Whether you are a university managed, affiliated or non-affiliated incubator or accelerator UBI Global’s comprehensively unmatched 2014/15 Global Benchmark Report gives you an in depth insight look in to the best practices and trends in incubation today and allows you to learn and take insights from those incubators that are trailblazing the industry.
A well structured and resourceful incubation program will always have a positive effect on its ecosystem and create waves of flourishing startups, but not all incubators achieve these desired results. So what separates average incubators from the top performing incubators in the world?
As business incubators and accelerators become more commonplace worldwide, incubation impact and assessment must become a global matter of interest but currently very few others have taken the time to really look at and study in any great depth what defines a top incubator.
The Global Benchmark 2014/15 report closely examines 300 business incubators in 67 countries to determine the qualities that make top incubators out perform their counterparts not only in their specific geographic regions but also on a global and sector specific levels. The 2014/15 Global Benchmark allows you to use these insights and learn the most important Key Performance Indicators and help you to implement these best practices inside your incubator.
The Incubator Benchmark Scorecard is also included in within Global Benchmark 2014/15 and can be used to guide you on how your incubator compares to others on a wide range of data points and over 60 KPI’s, so you can recognise weaknesses and improve performance.
You will find key figures about the performance of each featured incubator and the secrets and tips behind their success, as well as exclusive interviews with the directors and CEOs of these world-leading incubators.
Compare your incubator with others in your country and region or see where you rank against other incubators globally in relation to your incubators sector focus, there are 5 sectors to choose from and 7 regions from which to build comparisons.
- ICT (Web, Mobile, etc.)
- Life Sciences
- Non-specialized (mix-use)
An example of just some of the KPIs
we assess incubators with:
- Sector focus
- Yearly operational budget
- Number of employees
- Average submissions received per year & average accepted submission per year
- Duration of incubation program
- Available funding from all sources
- Size of investor network
- Number of events organized
- Number of partners
- Number of sponsors
- Background of coaches & mentor
The UBI Global Benchmark Framework will allow you measure your incubators performance and the impact it is having on its ecosystem. The value of this is that after you measure the economic impact your incubator is generating with its activities you can prove to others its importance in your ecosystem in the formation of such thing as creating jobs and retaining talent.
Incubators are divided and arranged by being put into one of three categories allowing you to easily compare your incubator to others in the relevant category.
These categories are:
Category 1 – University managed (majorly operated by the university)
Category 2 – University affiliated (not managed by the university but has a formal affiliation with the university)
Category 3 – University non-affiliation (works closely with the university but has no formal affiliation with any university)