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Ranking: Top Business Incubator – Managed by 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 Incubator – Managed by University – business incubators in this subgroup are directly operated by one or more universities.


#1 The SETsquared Partnership, United Kingdom
– jointly shared with –
The DMZ at Ryerson University, Canada

#3 PoliHub – Startup District & Incubator, Italy

#4 University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, Canada

#5 Incubadora de Alto Impacto del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus León (TEC LEAN), Mexico

#6 IncubaUdeC, Chile

#7 Business Incubator of NRU Higher School of Economics (HSE Inc), Russia

#8 McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Canada

#9 Startup Aggieland, United States

#10 Red de Incubadoras de la Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Mexico

#11 Instituto Gênesis PUC-Rio, Brazil

#12 Chalmers Ventures, Sweden
– jointly shared with –
Programa EAN Impacta-Instituto para el Emprendimiento Sostenible, Colombia

#14 ITMO University Business Incubator, Russia

#15 The Clarence Centre for Enterprise & Innovation, United Kingdom
– jointly shared with –
Instituto Internacional para la Innovación Empresarial (3IE), Chile

#17 Universidad de Antioquia – Parque del Emprendimiento, Colombia
– jointly shared with –
GU Ventures, Sweden

#19 Incubadora de Empresas da COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil

#20 Oamk LABs, Finland


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