University Business Incubator Rankings 2014

This ranking includes Business Incubators that fall into Category 1 and 2:

 Category 1: University managed (majorly operated by the university)
 Category 2: University affiliated (not managed by the university but has a formal affiliation with the university)

This ranking includes Business Incubators that fall into Category 3:

 Category 3: University non affiliation (works closely with the university but has no formal affiliation with any university) 

Global Top 25
University Business Incubators 2014

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# Incubator University Country
1 Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship Rice University United States
2 SETsquared University of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, Surrey United Kingdom
3 SCUT National University Science Park South China University of Technology China
4 ATP Innovations University of Sydney; University of Technology, Sydney; Australian National University; University of New South Wales Australia
5 Digital Media Zone Ryerson University Canada
6 IncubaUC

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

7 Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy

National Chiao Tung University

8 Encubator

Chalmers University of Technology

9 Instituto Genesis PUC-Rio Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
10 TEC Edmonton University of Alberta Canada
11 INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien Vienna University of Technology, Vienna University “Alma Mater Rudolphina” Austria
12 DTU Symbion Innovation Technical University of Denmark Denmark
13 Melbourne Accelerator Program University of Melbourne Australia
14 Hust Science Park Development Corporation Huazhong University of Science and Technology China
15 Incubatore di Imprese Innovative del Politecnico di Torino (I3P) Politecnico di Torino Italy
16 Hefei University National University Science Park Anhui University; Hefei University of Technology; University of Science and Technology of China China
17 VentureLab Georgia Institute of Technology United States
18 Uppsala Innovation Centre Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences;
Uppsala University
19 NDRC Dublin City University; Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; National College of Art and Design; Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin Ireland
20 PSU Business Accelerator Portland State University United States
21 Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Northwest Missouri State University United States
22 Western Research Parks Western University Canada
23 Chrysalis Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso Chile
24 National Chiao Tung University Business Incubation Center National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
25 iMinds University of Antwerp; University of Leuven;
Ghent University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Honorable Mentions

Most-Promising Top-Challenger

Award Incubator University
Most Promising C4C – New Ventures Facility
University of Washington, USA
Top Challenger LaunchBox
Trinity College Dublin, IRL
Top Challenger Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole
Université de Montréal, CAN
Top Challenger YES!Delft
Delft University of Technology, NLD

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