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Enabling Innovation Through Impactful Collaborations Worldwide

UBI Global assembles business incubators and accelerators into an interactive learning community, supported by original research – and uncovers business opportunities between them and those corporations and governments seeking new ideas

Activate Your Innovation

UBI Global is an innovation intelligence company and community

We engage our interactive learning community with international events, competitions, and awards, plus a suite of original research, educational material, and management tools. All so that innovation can multiply and thrive. No matter where it’s based.

Our vetted members number 700 business incubators and accelerators, with the majority linked to universities. They represent over 20,000 startups and are located in 70 countries.

We facilitate collaborations between members of these programs and with corporations and governments seeking inspiration and partnerships, across industries and business areas.

We work with innovators within

  • Universities & Research Institutes
  • Government Innovation Agencies
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Investment Communities
  • Incubation Associations

Why work with us?

We engage with business incubators and accelerators
and their startups globally

Corporate Matching

We connect business incubators and accelerators and their start ups with corporations around the world seeking partnerships for investment and inspiration. Creating meaningful collaborations for economic development.

International Networking

We connect innovation program managers with their international peers. Not just online. We know the power of in-person events, which is why we host the World Incubation Summit, World Startup Challenge, and more.

Performance Benchmarking

We provide comprehensive data-driven insights and analysis of business incubation performance based on research from over 700 programs worldwide. From our World Benchmark Report, we create the World Benchmark Report and Success Stories.

Program Rankings

We identify and give recognition to the best incubators and accelerators worldwide. Insights from our World Rankings Report can be used by them to increase their funding and visibility, while corporations can more easily spot category leaders and begin conversations.

Who do we work with?

With actors who empower the development of next
generation entrepreneurs and their startups

Business Incubators & Accelerators

That want to become more connected, successful, effective, and sustainable

Multinational
Corporations

That want to be matched with incubators & accelerators and their startups

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Government Innovation Agencies

That want to highlight and boost incubation programs’ impact locally

Growing International
Collaborations

“UBI Global helps us build a network of individuals, people, and incubators that we would never have access to otherwise.”

Abdullah Snobar

Director of The DMZ at Ryerson University (CAN)

Incubation leaders need to discuss and learn with each other and they can use UBI Global as the platform to interact, network and soft landing.

Jane Liu

Director, Innovation Incubation Center at Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung

This is a brilliant initiative. Becoming part of a larger global network is bene cial for the startup community worldwide.

Derrick Kotze

CEO, Mlab Southern Africa, Pretoria

The benchmark is an excellent instrument for our internal SWOT Analysis.

Elena Silinskaya

Business Development Director, iDealMachine, Saint Petersburg

Delighted to be a part of this initiative. Thank you for all the support.

Bhavesh Kothari

Co-founder, TheMentorprenerus, Mumbai

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the survey. We look forward to using the information to improve and plan for the delivery and evolution of our services. UBI is providing a critical service to our sector.

Ian Hand

Executive Director, SFU Venturelabs, Vancouver

We will use the UBI Global Benchmark with our local government and policymakers to develop the regional ecosystem.  

Francesca Formichini

CEO, The Hive, Ancona

The UBI benchmark is an excellent initiative that proposes and motivates the incubators to reflect on their programs and activities. It represents a great opportunity to know and learn about global standards and parameters of incubator programs.

Pablo Ignacio Peralta

Manager, FIDE - Fundación para la Incubación de Empresas, Córdoba

UBI Global team, thank you for your amazing support with connecting us to our international industry peers and helping us during our business model best practices research. Your KPIs helped us sharpen our vision and trajectory.

Erik Boer

Director, Amsterdam Venture LAB BV, Amsterdam

UBI Global has brought together the world’s university business incubators and given us a collective voice. Together, we can now speak very loudly on behalf of our client entrepreneurs, incubators, and team members.

Simon Bond

Innovation Director, The Setsquared Partnership, Southampton (i.a.)

Are you ready to activate your innovation?

Learn about our international community, membership, and services