Inc-start is a cohort-based, accelrator program designed to help university-linked incubation programs in their early-stages to jump-start their organizations with the goal of providing greater economic, educational and social impact for their clients and ultimately for their communities.
Having launched, operated and coached world class Universities based incubators and incubator ecosystems around the world the IncStart Team has learned University based incubators come in many flavours. They are inevitably part of larger ecosystems, within the academic instituion, regionally and internationally each with their own set of needs. These unique, dynamic and complex set of needs can make it very difficult to chart a path to grow a University based incubator.
Focused around a series of face-to-face workshops and using a supportive mentorship model, the IncStart Accelerator has been developed by industy experts through an international alliance between UBI in Sweden, Oulu university of Applied Science in Finland, Ryerson University in Canada, and The Pivotal Point in Canada. The group represents leading expertise in positioning, launching, monitoring and growing university-linked incubation programs.
innovation Consultant, Pivotal Point
Director of Zone Learning, Ryerson University
Head of degree program M.Sc., Entrepreneurship Oulu University of Applied Sciences
The innovate incubate network of Canada (I-INC) is a pan-Canadian, internationally connected netowrk of high-performance university-linked accelrations and incubators. I-INC creates an ecosystem for the effecient commercialization of University based and science and technology-enabled innovation
I-INC was founded in 2014 by Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) with the support of Canada Accelerator Incubator Program (CAIP), delivered by the National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), which awarded funding to best-in-class Canadian Accelerators and Incubators)