Top Business Incubation Rankings 2015

World Top 25 University Business Incubators 2015

A Top University Business Incubator is an incubator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

# Incubator University Country
1 SETsquared University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of Exeter
University of Southampton
University of Surrey
United Kingdom
2 Innovation Incubation Center Chaoyang University of Technology Chaoyang University of Technology Taiwan
3 The DMZ at Ryerson University Ryerson University Canada
4 1871 Northwestern University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
Loyola University
Illinois Institute of Technology
DeVry University
United States
5 PoliHub Startup District & Incubator Polytechnic University of Milan Italy
6 Innovate Calgary University of Calgary Canada
7 INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien Vienna University of Technology
University of Vienna
Austria
8 ATP Innovations University of Sydney
Australian National University
The University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
Australia
9 YES!Delft Delft University of Technology Netherlands
10 Uppsala Innovation Centre Uppsala University
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sweden
11 UtrechtInc Utrecht University
University Medical Center Utrecht
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Netherlands
12 Huazhong University of Science and Technology National Science Park Huazhong University of Science and Technology China
13 Instituto Genesis PUC-Rio Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
14 Business-Incubator of National Research University Higher School of Economics National Research University, Higher School of Economics Russia
15 National Taiwan University Innovation Incubation Center National Taiwan University Taiwan
16 TEC Edmonton University of Alberta Canda
17 Instituto Internacional para la Innovación Empresarial (3IE) Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María Chile
18 ITU SEED (ITU CEKIRDEK) Istanbul Technical University Turkey
19 China Agricultural University National University Science Park China Agricultural University China
20 Hefei National University Science Park Hefei University of Science and Technology
Anhui University
University of Science and Technology of China
China
21 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Business Incubation Center National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan
22 BLC3 Incubadora University of Coimbra
University of Minho
School of Technology and Management of Oliveira do Hospital
University of Beira Interior
University Nova Lisbon
Catholic University of Portugal
Portugal
23 Parque Tecnológico de la Salud de Granada (PTS Granada) University of Granada Spain
24 Chrysalis Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso Chile
25 Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) Universidade do Coimbra Portugal

World Top 10 University Associated Business Incubators 2015

A Top University Associated Business Incubator is an incubator with no formal affiliation but works closely with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

# Incubator University Country
1 Dublin Enterprise & Technology Centre
(trading as Guinness Enterprise Centre)
Dublin City University
Trinity College Dublin
UCD Smurfit School of Business
BCFE Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Dublin Institute of Technology
Ireland
2 Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation
(DBA Youngstown Business Incubator)
Youngstown State University
Kent State University
Hiram College
Case Western Reserve University
University of Akron
United States
3 Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
(LACI)
University of California
University of Southern California
California State University, Northridge
California Institute of Technology
Otis College of Art & Design
United States
4 Montpellier BIC University of Montpellier France
5 H-FARM University of Padova Italy
6 INCUBIO Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain
7 Technoport University of Luxembourg
DFKI
Université Louvain-la-Neuve
Université de Lorraine
Université de Liège
Luxembourg
8 Residentship Program of Ingria Business Incubator National Research University ITMO Russia
9 InQbator of Poznan Science and Technology Park Adam Mickiewicz University Poland
10 THE HIVE University of Camerino
Universitatea Danubius din Galati
Italy

World Top 10 University Business Accelerators 2015

A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.

# Accelerator University Country
1 Entrepreneuriat Laval Laval University Canada
2 NDRC Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin
Dublin City University
Institute of Art, Design & Technology
National College of Art & Design
Ireland
3 MassChallenge Boston University
Northeastern University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
United States
4 iMinds Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Ghent University
University of Antwerp
Hasselt University
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Belgium
5 Startup-accelerator iDealMachine Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics Russia
6 Knowbel Incubator University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Italy
7 Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
8 Melbourne Accelerator Program University of Melbourne Australia
9 ITESM Accelerator Network Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico
10 m:lab East Africa University of Nairobi Kenya

World High Impact Incubation Programs 2015

A High Impact Incubation Program is a successful business incubator or accelerator that is managed, affiliated or associated with a university, that has high impact on its ecosystem and provides higher value to their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubation programs with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

Incubation Program University Country
Alcazar & Compañia – NETBA Universidad de la Comunicación Mexico
Emprende FCH Universidad Diego Portales Chile
Pulsar Venture Capital Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
Kazan National Research Technological University
Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N.Tupolev
Kazan State Agrarian University
Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering
Tomsk State University
Perm State University
Innopolis University
Higher School of Economics
Ural Federal University
Russia
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL High Tech Campus Eindhoven / Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
TechBA Arizona State University
IC2-The University of Texas Austin
Acton School of Business
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
University of Montreal
McGill University
University of Quebec
ITESM – Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
École de technologie superieure
University of Washington
Stanford Business School
UBC Vancouver Film School
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Mexico
United States
Canada
Spain

African High Impact Incubation Programs 2015

A High Impact Incubation Program is a successful business incubator or accelerator that is managed, affiliated or associated with a university, that has high impact on its ecosystem and provides higher value to their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubation programs with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

Incubation Program University Country
m:lab East Africa University of Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya
Technology Incubation Centre Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria
Timbali Technology Incubator University of Stellenbosch, Mpumalanga South Africa

Asia-Pacific Top 3 University Business Incubators 2015

A Top University Business Incubator is an incubator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

# Incubator University Country
1 Innovation Incubation Center Chaoyang University of Technology Chaoyang University of Technology Taiwan
2 ATP Innovations University of Sydney
Australian National University
The University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
Australia
3 Huazhong University of Science and Technology National Science Park Huazhong University of Science and Technology China

Asia-Pacific Top 3 University Business Accelerators 2015

A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.

# Accelerator University Country
1 Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
2 Melbourne Accelerator Program University of Melbourne Australia
3 Chung Yuan Christian University Innovation Accelerator Center Chung Yuan Christian University Taiwan

European Top 10 University Business Incubators 2015

A Top University Business Incubator is an incubator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

# Incubator University Country
1 SETsquared University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of Exeter
University of Southampton
University of Surrey
United Kingdom
2 PoliHub Startup District & Incubator Polytechnic University of Milan Italy
3 INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien Vienna University of Technology
University of Vienna
Austria
4 YES!Delft Delft University of Technology Netherlands
5 Uppsala Innovation Centre Uppsala University
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sweden
6 UtrechtInc Utrecht University
University Medical Center Utrecht
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Netherlands
7 Business-Incubator of National Research University Higher School of Economics National Research University, Higher School of Economics Russia
8 ITU SEED (ITU CEKIRDEK) Istanbul Technical University Turkey
9 BLC3 Incubadora University of Coimbra
University of Minho
School of Technology and Management of Oliveira do Hospital
University of Beira Interior
University Nova Lisbon
Catholic University of Portugal
Portugal
10 Parque Tecnológico de la Salud de Granada
(PTS Granada)
University of Granada Spain

European Top 10 University Associated Business Incubators 2015

A Top University Associated Business Incubator is an incubator with no formal affiliation but works closely with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

# Incubator University Country
1 Dublin Enterprise & Technology Centre
(trading as Guinness Enterprise Centre)
Dublin City University
Trinity College Dublin
UCD Smurfit School of Business
BCFE Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Dublin Institute of Technology
Ireland
2 Montpellier BIC University of Montpellier France
3 H-FARM University of Padova Italy
4 INCUBIO Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain
5 Technoport University of Luxembourg
DFKI
Université Louvain-la-Neuve
Université de Lorraine
Université de Liège
Luxembourg
6 Residentship Program of Ingria Business Incubator National Research University ITMO Russia
7 InQbator of Poznan Science and Technology Park Adam Mickiewicz University Poland
8 THE HIVE University of Camerino
Universitatea Danubius din Galati
Italy
9 Stiftelsen Chalmers Innovation Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
10 Parkurbis University of Beira Interior Portugal

European Top 5 University Business Accelerators 2015

A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.

# Accelerator University Country
1 NDRC Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin
Dublin City University
Institute of Art, Design & Technology
National College of Art & Design
Ireland
2 iMinds Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Ghent University
University of Antwerp
Hasselt University
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Belgium
3 Startup-accelerator iDealMachine Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics Russia
4 Knowbel Incubator University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Italy
5 Startup Sauna Aalto University Finland

Latin American High Impact Incubation Programs 2015

A High Impact Incubation Program is a successful business incubator or accelerator that is managed, affiliated or associated with a university, that has high impact on its ecosystem and provides higher value to their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubation programs with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

Incubation Program University Country
Centro de Vinculación y Gestión Empresarial (CEVIGEM) Universidad del Valle de Atemajac Mexico
Chrysalis Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso Chile
Emprende Claro Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Chile
Emprende UP Universidad del Pacifico Peru
Emprendimiento para Industrias Creativas Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano Colombia
HOTMILK Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Brazil
Incubadora de Empresas de la Universidad de Guadalajara Universidad de Guadalajara Mexico
Incubadora de Fundación ProEmpleo Productivo Instituto Politecnico Nacional Mexico
Incuba UC Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
INPLADEM Instituto de Planeación y Desarrollo Municipal de San Nicolás
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Mexico
Instituto Genesis PUC-Rio Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Instituto Internacional para la Innovación Empresarial (3IE) Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María Chile
ITESM Accelerator Network Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico
ITESM Incubator Network Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico
Nanotechnology Incubator of the State of Nuevo Leon Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Autonomous University of Nuevo León
University of Monterrey
Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Texas at Austin and located in Nuevo León
Mexico
Rio Criativo Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Universidade de Maryland
Brazil

Middle East & North Africa High Impact Incubation Programs 2015

A High Impact Incubation Program is a successful business incubator or accelerator that is managed, affiliated or associated with a university, that has high impact on its ecosystem and provides higher value to their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubation programs with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

Incubation Program University Country
AUC Venture Lab The American University in Cairo Egypt
Al Urdonia Lil Ebda Mu’tah University
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Yarmouk University
Jordan
KAUST Entrepreneurship Center King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Saudi Arabia
iPark Princess Suamaya University for Technology Jordan

North American Top 10 University Business Incubators 2015

A Top University Business Incubator is an incubator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

# Incubator University Country
1 The DMZ at Ryerson University Ryerson University Canada
2 1871 Northwestern University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
Loyola University
Illinois Institute of Technology
DeVry University
United States
3 Innovate Calgary University of Calgary Canada
4 TEC Edmonton University of Alberta Canada
5 Western Research Parks Western University Canada
6 The Franklin Business Incubator Paul D. Camp Community College United States
7 Lead To Win Carleton University Canada
8 Ohio University Innovation Center Ohio University United States
9 The Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences Cornell University United States
10 VentureLab Georgia Institute of Technology United States

North American Top 5 University Business Accelerators 2015

A Top University Business Accelerator is an accelerator managed or formal affiliated with a university, that provide better value for the ecosystem and their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing accelerators with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post acceleration performance indicators.

# Accelerator University Country
1 Entrepreneuriat Laval Laval University Canada
2 MassChallenge Boston University
Northeastern University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
United States
3 York Entrepreneurship Development Institute York University
Schulich Executive Education Centre
Canada
4 Launch Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States
5 The INKUBATOR Northern Kentucky University United States

North American High Impact Incubation Programs 2015

A High Impact Incubation Program is a successful business incubator or accelerator that is managed, affiliated or associated with a university, that has high impact on its ecosystem and provides higher value to their startup clients than their regional or global peers. They stand out from average-performing incubation programs with better outcomes on economy enhancement, access to funds and post incubation performance indicators.

Incubation Program University Country
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) University of California
University of Southern California
California State University, Northridge
California Institute of Technology
Otis College of Art & Design
United States
Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation
DBA Youngstown Business Incubator
Youngstown State University
Kent State University
Hiram College
Case Western Reserve University
University of Akron
United States