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The Best Practices at University-linked Business Incubators and Accelerators Reports present a unique look on the operations, business model and revenue strategies of Top business incubators and accelerators as told by their Directors and CEOs

The incubation programs were selected from among the top-ranked incubators and accelerators that participated in the UBI Global World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018. These programs excel in both impact and performance relative to their global peers.

Aside from top-performing incubators and accelerators from the university-linked incubation powerhouses of North America and Western Europe.

These reports include a selection of equally successful programs from around the world. The impressive achievements of programs from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States demonstrate that successful university-linked business incubation has by now become a truly global phenomenon.

Interestingly, the programs showcase remarkable differences about their missions, goals, and unique value propositions, business models, target audiences, budget sizes, and other defining characteristics.

This fascinating variety once again highlights the many different options and opportunities for university-linked incubation programs to effectively and efficiently deliver exceptional value to their client startups, to develop their respective innovation ecosystems, and to build a strong brand and reputation.

Each Best Practices at University-linked business incubators and accelerators Report features 12 in-depth cases that tell the story behind the success of Top incubation programs and how they operate behind the scenes

Content & Structure

Volume 01

  1. 1871

    Chicago, United States

  2. Accelerator Center

    Waterloo, Canada

  3. Business Incubator of NRU Higher School of Economics (HSE Inc)

    Moscow, Russia

  4. Guinness Enterprise Centre

    Dublin, Ireland

  5. Incuba UDEC

    Concepción, Chile

  6. ITU Cekirdek

    Istanbul, Turkey

  7. Montpellier BIC

    Montpellier, France

  8. Peninsula

    Barcelona, Spain

  9. PoliHub - Startup District & Incubator

    Milan, Italy

  10. Shell Iniciativa Jovem e Iniciativa Empreendedora

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  11. University of Toronto Entrepreneurship

    Toronto, Canada

  12. York Entrepreneurship Development Institute

    Toronto, Canada

Volume 02

  1. DMZ

    Toronto, Canada

  2. Entrepreneuriat Laval inc.

    Québec, Canada

  3. Imec

    Leuven, Belgium

  4. INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH

    Vienna, Austria

  5. IPN Incubadora

    Coimbra, Portugal

  6. Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

    Los Angeles, United States

  7. MIDI Tecnológico

    Florianópolis, Brazil

  8. Red de Incubadoras de la Universidad del Valle de Mexico

    Mexico City, Mexico

  9. SETsquared Partnership

    Bath, United Kingdom

  10. TEC Edmonton

    Edmonton, Canada

  11. Uppsala Innovation Centre

    Uppsala, Sweden

  12. YES!Delft

    Delft, Netherlands

Overall Impact & Effect

$1.8B +

Sales revenue

18,000 +

Applications to the incubation program

$2.4B +

Investment attracted

4,200 +

Clients served in 2016

29,000 +

Jobs created & sustained

Content & Structure


Review the in-depth interviews with the CEOs and directors of the featured top university-linked incubation programs

Program Profiles

Including program background, statistics, overview, and key insights

Benchmark Performances

Learn first-hand the business models of these Top university-linked incubators and accelerators and how they fare on the benchmark

Success Stories

Get the stories from two of the most exciting and successful client and alumni startups of each incubation program

Best Practices

Top incubator managers share their secrets, tips, solutions and advice so you can adapt the best practices and ensure your incubation program becomes a Top performer too Interviews with the managers of Top incubation programs worldwide

Key Takeaways

You’ll receive a summary of key takeaways that you can incorporate into your own program

Discover the key figures about the impact and performance of the 24 featured incubation programs and quality tips to benefit your program

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In this 70-page “Best Practices at Top University Business Incubators” report, you’ll have a unique chance to discover top performing incubators from the inside. Through in-depth cases, you’ll learn the secrets of top incubators around the world, including in USA, UK, Canada, Israel, Ireland, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, and Australia. Get your copy to learn: How […]



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Best Practices at University-linked Business Incubators and Accelerators – Case Studies 2018 Vol.01

A unique look on the operations, business model and revenue strategies of 12 Top business incubators and accelerators as told by the Programs Directors and CEOs


March 2018


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A unique look on the operations, business model and revenue strategies of 24 Top business incubators and accelerators as told by the Programs Directors and CEOs


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About UBI Global

UBI Global is a Stockholm-based data and advisory firm specializing in mapping and highlighting the world of business incubation

UBI Global is an innovation intelligence company and community, founded in 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden to identify where innovation hubs were located worldwide and to learn and share what makes them successful. It conducts the World Benchmark Study biennially for business incubators and accelerators and helps programs with assessment, best practices, and recognition. UBI Global engages its interactive learning community with international events, competitions, and awards, as well as a suite of education materials, original research, and management tools

Members worldwide collaborate and exchange information through the UBI Connect engagement platform. To further its impact, UBI Global links corporations and governments to innovation hubs and their start ups to uncover business opportunities for economic development. The vetted network consists of 700 incubation programs, with the majority linked to universities and other centers of excellence. These members represent 20,000+ startups and are located in 70 countries and counting


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