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Ranking: Top Business Accelerator – Linked to University – 2017/2018

Released February 23 at UBI Awards in Toronto as part of the World Incubation Summit 2018

A top university-linked incubation program is a business incubator or accelerator connected to an institution of higher education that achieves outstanding impact and performance relative to its global peers. The program outperforms its global peers with regard to the value it provides to its innovation ecosystem and its client startups, as well as the attractiveness of the program itself.

World Top Business Accelerator – Linked to University – business accelerators that are managed by, affiliated with, or collaborate with one or more universities are ranked together on the group level.

#1 York Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Canada

#2 Entrepreneuriat Laval inc., Canada

#3 TEC Edmonton, Canada

#4 The Accelerator Centre, Canada
– jointly shared with –
imec, Belgium

#6 NDRC, Ireland

#7 Captains of Russia, Russia

#8 IncubatecUFRO, Chile

#9 Centech, Canada
– jointly shared with –
Building Global Innovators, Portugal


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