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Nov 06 Global Insights: Celebrating the future of academic incubators – UBI Awards in North America: Innovate Calgary and TEC Edmonton rank among top five in North America

“This award demonstrates the value of organizations such as Innovate Calgary and TEC Edmonton in supporting the University of Calgary and University of Alberta to extract economic and social value from the outstanding research at each institution in addition to driving the entrepreneurial spirit within our community,” says Peter Garrett, president, Innovate Calgary..//..

Nov 04 1871 named top university-affiliated incubator in the US

“The UBI Global ranking confirms that 1871 continues to be a leader in its support of innovation and the entrepreneurial community,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman in a statement. “By offering hundreds of member companies the best educational resources, individualized programming, mentorship from top industry leaders, and access to potential investors, 1871 works to […]

Nov 03 Global Insights: Celebrating the future of academic incubators – UBI Awards in North America

On November 2 and 3, 2015, UBI Global and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) co-hosted a benchmarking conference & award ceremony for the 2015 top performing university business incubators in North America. The event was held at Malaparte at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5, Canada.


Sydney-based technology incubator ATP Innovations has made the top three university business incubators in the Asia-Pacific region, in an announcement at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Incubation Forum and UBI Awards. Hosted in Tapei, Taiwan, the awards ceremony identified Asia-Pacific university- business incubators that provide the best value for the ecosystem and their startup clients..//..

Oct 28 Uppsalainkubator på femteplats i Europaranking

Uppsala Innovation Centre har utsetts till Europas femte bästa företagsinkubator enligt UBI Global Benchmark 2015. UIC, som är nära kopplad till Uppsala universitet, jämfördes med 117 företagsinkubatorer med någon koppling till universitet fördelat på 28 europeiska länder..//..

Oct 28 iMinds Hits European Top-10 of University Business Incubators for the Second Consecutive Year

Business incubators help promising starters become successful companies more quickly – by providing them with professional support (such as workspace, coaching, networking opportunities) and capital. University business incubators – such as iMinds – add to that mix the availability and expertise of their academic researchers..//..

Oct 26 UBI Awards in Europe

“We believe that it is absolutely critical for incubators to network and join forces. The first obvious reason is to learn from each other and innovate current practices” said Marco Cantamessa, President and CEO of I3P and PNICube. “The other reason is to find ways to pool their startup and corporate networks, in order to […]

Oct 06 The Challenges and Benefits of Rankings

This Autumn, just as FIFA released their new world rankings that saw Sweden move up from 37th to 36th (we’re way behind Iceland) and QS World University Rankings announced that Massachusetts Institute of Technology had held on to its top spot for the fourth year in a row, UBI Global will similarly release the results of its annual world rankings to […]

Apr 14 Business incubation researcher UBI Index becomes UBI Global

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – April 14, 2015 University business incubator research company UBI Index changes its name and becomes UBI Global. “The new name represents our expanding international presence and our desire to serve more actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Thanks to our customers, we have grown from indexing and benchmarking business incubators worldwide to aid […]

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