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imec.istart in top list for best Accelerator Programs worldwide

The Top Lists have been announced during the World Incubation Summit Part 1 – Rankings & Recognitions online event, which took place on January 24th in Ghent, Belgium.

UBI Global unveiled the first results of their biannual ranking of top university incubators and accelerators during a livestream event. It's for the fourth time in a row that imec.istart ranks in the top of the list of 'university linked Business Accelerators'. The number one program for each top list will be announced at the World Incubation Summit Part 2. This event will take place May 14-17 in Ghent and will be hosted by imec and imec.istart.

During the World Incubation Summit Part 2 event, the winners in the following categories will be revealed:

     >> Top University Business Incubator

     >> Top Public-Private Business Incubator

     >> Top University Business Accelerator

     >> Top Public-Private Business Accelerator


UBI Global Maps the Global Innovation Ecosystem

The UBI ranking is based on the UBI Global World Benchmark Study, the world's largest survey to map the global innovation ecosystem through analysis of the impact and performance of business incubators and accelerators.  This year, accelerator and incubator programs were assessed worldwide, based on more than 50 qualifying parameters that level up to the overall impact of the accelerator program on the startup ecosystem and the performance of startups within the program.

The study is in its 6th iteration and this year the city of Ghent and imec.istart have the pleasure to host the World Incubation Summit PART 2 during an event from May 14-16 where the World #1 organizations will be announced. 

During these 3 days, we’re planning a large-scale conference in Ghent’s grand & spacious Wintercircus venue, where the crème de la crème of the global innovation ecosystem will be present. On the menu: groundbreaking keynotes, engaging panel discussions and exciting networking opportunities.  
💡 Stay updated on the World Incubation Summit PART 2 through this link