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.
Chicago, United States
Business Incubator of NRU Higher School of Economics (HSE Inc)
Guinness Enterprise Centre
PoliHub - Startup District & Incubator
Shell Iniciativa Jovem e Iniciativa Empreendedora
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
University of Toronto Entrepreneurship
York Entrepreneurship Development Institute
Entrepreneuriat Laval inc.
INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Los Angeles, United States
Red de Incubadoras de la Universidad del Valle de Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Bath, United Kingdom
Uppsala Innovation Centre
Applications to the incubation program
Clients served in 2016
Jobs created & sustained
Review the in-depth interviews with the CEOs and directors of the featured top university-linked incubation programs
Including program background, statistics, overview, and key insights
Learn first-hand the business models of these Top university-linked incubators and accelerators and how they fare on the benchmark
Get the stories from two of the most exciting and successful client and alumni startups of each incubation program
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
You’ll receive a summary of key takeaways that you can incorporate into your own program
AVP, Innovations, Partnerships, and entrepreneurship, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship
Managing Director, Peninsula
Manager, Guinness Enterprise Centre
Managing Director, İTÜ Çekirdek
Director Of Institutional Development, Shell Iniciativa Jovem e Iniciativa Empreendedora
CEO, The Accelerator Centre
Executive Director, Incuba UdeC
CEO, PoliHub - Startup District and Incubator
CEO, Business Incubator of NRU Higher School of Economics (HSE Inc)
Director, Montpellier BIC
President, York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI)
Executive Director, DMZ
CEO, Entrepreneuriat Laval inc.
Program Manager, Imec
CEO, INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH
Executive Director, IPN Incubadora
President & CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Program Coordinator, MIDI Tecnológico
Director, Red de Incubadoras de la Universidad del Valle de Mexico
Innovation Director, SETsquared
CEO, TEC Edmonton
CEO, Uppsala Innovation Centre
Program Director, YES!Delft
Our academic partners are key to our success. We are fortunate to not only work with our primary academic partner, the University of Waterloo, but to also have affiliations with other academic institutions ... Our partnerships with academia facilitates a steady stream of new startups and allows us to provide our clients with access to cutting edge research coming out of North America’s leading schools.
CEO, The Accelerator Centre
We deliver specialized services in business intelligence and valuation, education in business management, access to public and private funding sources, access to laboratories, offices and mentor networks. This allows our client startups to consolidate their businesses and become competitive in the national and international market.
Executive Director, Incuba UdeC
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
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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