Benchmark Report


UBI Index Global Benchmark 2013 report
identifying the best university business
incubators in the world.

Global Benchmark 2013

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Language: English
Published: July, 2013

Top Cases – Step by Step ReportThis benchmark update consist of detailed qualitative insights into the performance of top list incubators. (COMING SOON)

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Who is it for?


That wants to learn from incubation best practices

For learning


That wants to start developing their entrepreneurship programs

For developing


That wants to find the next generation of entrepreneurs

For investing


That wants to know the state of incubation in their country or region

For policymaking

Unique and one of its kind

  • 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

“It’s always wonderful to get some acknowledg- ement 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

“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

“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

“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

A few selected participants

Insights & successful traits

Incite startups to engage

Propel startups to actively use incubator services, by doing so they will benefit of the experience and knowledge of their coaches and mentors. At Top list incubators 24% more startups actively use coaching and 42% more use mentoring.

With the 70-page Top University Business Incubators Global Benchmark 2013 report, you’ll discover the best practices and detailed benchmarks from the top performing incubators globally. This unique report is the first and only reference to dig deep into the practices of university incubators and provide extensive data points and detailed benchmarks. No other resource will provide you with the scope or depth of information covering the practices of university incubators.The Top University Business Incubators Global Benchmark 2013 report closely examines 150 university business incubators in 22 countries. You’ll see what qualities make these top incubators so successful and how they perform in comparison to average incubators. You’ll also discover how your incubator compares on a wide range of data points, so you can spotlight weaknesses and improve performance.

This global benchmark report measures university incubators on a unique assessment framework with more than 50 performance indicators in 3 categories: Value for Ecosystem, Value for Client, Attractiveness.