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How "Community" Super Charges The Innovation Landscape

Dec 05 How “Community” Super Charges The Innovation Landscape

The Importance of Community For Innovation The word community is defined as a group with a shared attitude and interest, and no group ever embodied the word as perfectly as the incubation community. UBI Global offers an exploration of the common interests –growth, job creation, and success – of business incubators and accelerators, the programs […]

8 Reasons Why Social Responsibility Benefits the Innovation Ecosystem

Sep 18 8 Reasons Why Social Responsibility Benefits the Innovation Ecosystem

Transparency of Performance Metrics as a Sign of Integrity The business incubators and accelerators that we work with at UBI Global expect all their startups, including those in competitive sectors, to tell the truth, period. Great companies like Google do not need to overstate their potential or lie about themselves to succeed. They let their […]

Africa’s Business Incubation Ecosystem: Recipes for Success

Sep 11 Africa’s Business Incubation Ecosystem: Recipes for Success

From Transformation to Success Africa is in the midst of a transition, from the fringes of innovation to the global economy, and the country is on a fast track. Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in bolstering investment, business and an IT ecosystem. In the midst of this transition is our member NETFUND Kenya, who […]

Jul 24 Brexit’s positive effect on tech startups in Britain

  “So the next 5 years, particularly in the United Kingdom, are going to be very, very interesting. Of course, we’ve got Brexit, the world is changing, the United Kingdom is changing and the universities that we incubate businesses for are going through profound changes.” Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared Partnership, Bath, United Kingdom Unless you […]

Jul 23 3 Tips to Building an Effective Innovation Ecosystem

A successful incubation program thrives on a robust environment, but sometimes one of the first tasks a program has is to begin building an ecosystem from scratch. Since arriving on the incubation program scene in 2002, INiTS has built an exciting, healthy ecosystem from scratch. In this article, we will share some of the knowledge […]

Jul 02 Local Connectedness: What is it and why is Google interested?

As a professional in the corporate world, your “to do” list is longer than your daily agenda. On top of this, you are expected to network with peers, stakeholders and competitors. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to create that connected ecosystem that all the professional development magazines tell you […]

May 08 Best Practices 2018: How Business Incubators & Accelerators Should Adapt to Emerging Trends

Business incubation is growing rapidly, as you have witnessed yourself if you’ve read Case Studies 2018 recently published by UBI Global. Once primarily dependent on university or public funding, business incubators and accelerators are becoming more and more attractive to the corporate world. What is the attraction for big business? Innovative new programs like pre-accelerators, […]

Incubators Kenya

Jun 02 Country Ambassador Program – Insights from Kenya

The UBI Global Country Ambassador Program (CAP) provides business incubators and accelerators the unique opportunity to understand, explore, and visualize the state and impact of their country’s incubation ecosystem in a more efficient way.   Ambassadors are local experts representing and connecting their ecosystem in order to: Share global incubation best practices and insights Increase […]

Dec 08 The University Associated Business Incubation Landscape

This week we are pleased to present insights on University Associated Business Incubation landscape. Overview Our University Associated Business Incubation landscape is made up of 69 incubators, each with an average yearly operations budget of $548K, which equates to nearly $37.8M annually for the whole sample. With regards to sector focus, over one-third (43%) of University […]

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