Are you ready to activate your innovation? 

Apply to join our international, interactive learning community of over 700 business incubators & accelerators from more than 70 countries

Standard Member


Participation for a 2 year period

Pro Member


University-managed - $650
Non University-managed - $950


UBI Connect- The Engagement Platform for Innovation Hubs

The digital platform was specially designed to connect the leaders of the global incubation community, facilitate international collaboration, and empower its members to make their incubation programs more effective, efficient, and competitive.

2 user logins

5 user logins; list startup portfolio; access to discussion forum

UBI Engage Member Magazine

UBI Engage — The Monthly Member Magazine keeps you informed about the exciting developments in the world of business incubation and within the UBI Global community. Each issue features news, updates, and feature stories from around the world.

Supported by Blog & Social Media

UBI Global’s communication department is charged with promoting the amazing work our member incubation programs are doing around the world. We announce new members, activities, and initiatives as well as invite program leaders to contribute articles and even guest-blog.

Guest blogging and mentions as appropriate

Guest blogging and mentions as appropriate

Program Assessment Tools

Program Assessment Methodology

PowerPoint slide deck and supporting materials that explain UBI Global’s proprietary research methodology. The methodology is designed to evaluate business incubators’ and accelerators’ absolute impact and relative performance across 21 dimensions, using a comprehensive set of key performance indicators (KPIs). UBI Global’s research projects holistically assess participating programs, identify their strengths and weaknesses, generate actionable metrics and provide recommendations on how they can further improve their impact and performance.

KPI Directory for Measurement

The KPI Directory provides a succinct overview of the 21 key performance indicators (brief definitions, units of measurement, terms, and relative weights) UBI Global uses to assess the impact and performance of business incubators and accelerators worldwide. The 21 KPIs are grouped in seven differently weighted subcategories: Economy Enhancement (4), Talent Retention (2), Competence Development (2), Access to Funds (3), Access to Network (3), Program Attractiveness (3) and Post-incubation Performance (4). These subcategories are grouped in three equally weighted performance categories: Value for Ecosystem, Value for Client Startups and Value for Incubation Program.

Education & Best Practices

World Benchmark Study Report

An in-depth description, assessment, and interpretation of the impact, performance, challenges, and opportunities of business incubators and accelerators worldwide. Based on the UBI Global World Benchmark Study 2019-2020.

Participants of the study receive it free of cost; otherwise, at a 50% discount


Rankings Report

The Rankings Report showcases top-performing incubators and accelerators from around the world.



Rankings Report (Top 25)

Participants of the study receive it free of cost; otherwise, at a 50% discount


Best Practices Report

The Best Practice Report showcases detailed success stories and best practices from top-performing business incubators and accelerators worldwide. Each case study is based on the experience of the CEO or manager of the respective program and broken down into four essential areas: Business Model – Viable revenue models, generating commercial revenue, the role of public funding, the role of stakeholders, and how to sustain a business model Operational Budget – How top business incubation programs spend their funds, extracting value from limited budgets, and how budget optimization affects the success of the program Business Incubation Management – Drivers of successful and effective management and key factors for running and managing a successful business incubation program Deal Flow and Talent – How to ensure a healthy deal flow, managing talent pipelines, attracting and screening great client startup.

50% discount


White Papers



Success Stories Report

Get your most successful startups exposed to a global audience. The featured companies are nominated by their incubators/accelerators and presented by UBI Global as examples of what success can look like.


FREE (ability to feature your incubator and startups)

Impact Studies



Inc Start Program

This cohort-based program jump-starts early-stage business incubators and accelerators. It is designed to increase their impact and performance in supporting the entrepreneurs and startups they serve, as well as their communities. IncStart is divided into three stages: Stage 1) Needs assessment and planning Stage 2) Program implementation and operations Stage 3) Growth and sustainability

Entry price*


World Benchmark Study Participation

Reasons to benchmark your incubation program include gaining knowledge of the composition and success factors of the incubation landscape nationally and internationally, as well as understanding performance and opportunities for improvement.


The UBI Global World Benchmark Study is the most exclusive and comprehensive global benchmark study of business incubators and accelerators. This 5th edition of the study explores, maps, and showcases the development of the international incubation industry, assesses and compares business incubators and accelerators worldwide, and uncovers trends and developments in the global economy in general and the incubation and innovation industry in particular.


Performance Infographic Individual Results

Completion certificate

Logo for participation (top ranked)

Logo for participants

Scorecard PowerPoint Deck


50% discount (final cost = $300)

Live Presentation (1 hour) of Scorecard results



Documentation & Branding

UBI Global Member Badge

This is a digital jpeg file that can be used on your website and digital channels to show that your program is a member of the UBI Global international, interactive learning community

Your logo on UBI Global website



Featured in Startup Success report

This report is filled with case studies of incubation programs plus 2-3 of their successful startups. It is available for download cost-free and serves as a promotional tool for the incubation programs, raising awareness in the greater innovation landscape.


World Incubation Summit 2019- Entry

This is a key invite-only international conference that brings together an exclusive group of 300+ business incubators and accelerators, corporate innovation leaders, and policy makersfrom across the globe. The 2019 event’s theme is “Activate Your Innovation“, as we aim to share ways to improve performance, sustainability, and knowledge of local, regional, and nationalbusiness incubation efforts, best practices, and more. The event includes workshops, networking opportunities, discussions and enrichment activities.

Only guaranteed for World Benchmark Study participants

Guaranteed entry

World Incubation Summit Entry- Ticket cost

Entry includes access to all the discussions, panel presentations, and workshops plus pre- and post- event activities such as local innovation tours and interactive seminars.

Full price

10% discount

UBI on Tour

UBI Global organizes exclusive trips to discover innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world. You will learn about emerging trends and technologies, meet with key stakeholders in the respective ecosystem, uncover partner and sponsorship opportunities, and get inspired to further develop your strategy to become a thought leader at home.

seat as available; ticket cost at full price

guaranteed seat; ticket cost at a 50% discount

Corporate Collaboration

Featured in Success Stories Report

Featured in Radar Intelligence Brief

UBI Radar – The Monthly Incubation Intelligence and Matchmaking Brief keeps corporate innovation managers informed about the exciting developments in the world of business incubation in general and in the UBI Global member community in particular. Each issue features news from the global, regional, and national incubation industries, programs, and startups.

World Incubation Summit Attendance

UBI Global holds these conferences every year in a different location. In 2018, the location was Toronto, Canada. In 2019 it will be held October 28-31 in Doha, Qatar. The event sets the stage for networking and exploring opportunities for collaboration with corporations.

World StartUp Challenge

This unique global “firestarter” competition identifies the 1,000 most promising startups in our worldwide innovation community. It matches them with corporations for rewards, investment, and mentorship. It’s another great way to support your startups!

Standard Member


Pro Member


15% discount on 2 years membership

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