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“A unique inside look at the best university business incubators in the world”

Dhruv Bhatli, Co Founder UBI Index

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Who are we?

UBI Index is a European research initiative, and we have built the first global benchmark of University Business Incubators. We are based in Stockholm, Sweden, with an international research team specialized in incubation and entrepreneurship indexes.

Why Benchmark?

  • To learn best practices on the world’s leading University Business Incubators
  • To find out how new companies are getting created by the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • To recognize top university incubators in the world

Global Benchmark 2013

Top incubator testimonials

100x100_gary“It’s always wonderful to get some acknowledge- ment and it’s just great to get some external validation of what we are doing. It is certainly best practice and the label is also international.” Gary Leyden Director of NDRC
100x100_brad“It feels great to be recognized this way and it was quite unexpected as well. Moreover, this is the first in-depth research about the university business incubators around the world so we feel very honored.” Brad Burke Managing Director of Rice Alliance 
100x100_juso“It’s a great honor and somehow we never considered this as a competition. However, somebody actually recognized our works and we realized that we had been doing a good job.” Juuso Koskinen Captain of Startup Sauna 
100x100_woody“It was a nice surprise and I have always felt that we have done a great job in terms of being a best practice incubator. Therefore, having that recognized on a global basis was wonderful. We have been very happy.” Woodrow Maggard Associate Vice Provost of UB Technology Incubator 

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A Global Index

UBI Index has developed the first ever Global index to benchmark performance and best practices of University Business Incubators. Here you’ll discover the best practices at the top university incubators, their drivers of success, detailed benchmark on 50+ performance indicators and much more …   Learn More

Global Benchmark 2013 Report

  • Benchmark sample of 150 University Business Incubators
  • Success traits of top performing University Business Incubators
  • 10 best practices for aspiring University Business Incubators
  • 35+ indexes of top incubators by criteria, geographic region and sectors
  • 40+ pages of criteria by criteria benchmark of top incubators versus. average incubators

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Incubation Publications

New! Best Practices at Top University Business Incubators

Released: February 27, 2014


Table of Content - Global Benchmark 2013

Get an overview of the sections in the Global Benchmark 2013 report