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The World Benchmark Study 2019 – 2020 Continues to Impact the Innovation Landscape Internationally

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – UBI Global opens the 5th iteration of its gold standard, international study of performance and impact by business incubators and accelerators. The World Benchmark Study 2019 – 2020 is sponsored this round by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), an innovation-focused economic development institution.

Since 2013, the UBI Global World Benchmark has evaluated more than 600 business incubators and accelerators, uncovering best practices and helping programs improve and become more competitive. UBI Global has built an extensive community across more than 90 countries and releases unique world rankings of top-performing incubation and acceleration programs.

“We work tirelessly towards supporting innovation worldwide. We found the same passion in Qatar Development Bank and are proud to partner with them towards that goal”, says Ali Amin, CEO, and co-founder of UBI Global.

UBI Global is a thought leader in the innovation space touting its insights and relationship-based approach to “Activate Your Innovation”. Previously, UBI Global partnered with Cisco (The World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018). Results and rankings are traditionally presented at an international conference called the World Incubation Summit. In 2019, the conference will be held in Doha, Qatar as part of the sponsorship by QDB.

“At UBI Global, we map, assess, and promote incubators and accelerators worldwide. Our World Benchmark Study is an integral part of our efforts to connect these organizations with peer programs, startups, corporations, and innovation agencies. With the WBS, we provide all stakeholders in the global innovation ecosystem actionable insights into the state, best practices, challenges, and opportunities of the global incubation and acceleration industry,” says Holger Meyer, Head of Research at UBI Global.


About UBI Global

UBI Global is an innovation intelligence company and community, founded in 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden to identify where innovation hubs were located worldwide and to learn and share what makes them successful. It conducts the World Benchmark Study biennially for business incubators and accelerators and helps programs with assessment, best practices, and recognition. UBI Global engages its interactive learning community with international events, competitions, and awards, as well as a suite of education materials, original research, and management tools. Members worldwide collaborate and exchange information through the UBI Connect engagement platform. To further its impact, UBI Global links corporations and governments to innovation hubs and their startups to uncover business opportunities for economic development. The vetted network consists of over 1200 incubation and acceleration programs, that are linked to universities or are privately-, publicly-, or corporate run. These members represent 20,000+ startups and are located in 90 countries and counting.

Previous results from UBI Global’s studies have been featured on BBC Radio, The Chicago Tribune, Le Figaro, Der Standard, The Huffington Post, The Irish Times, France 3, and other media.

For more information, please contact:
Samara H. Johansson, Head of Communications
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UBI Global
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