Part 1 - Jan 24 Rankings & Recognitions
Location: Online

Part 2 - May 14-17 Networking & Gala
Location: Ghent, Belgium

For business incubators, accelerators & corporate innovation teams

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Livestream Part 1
World Rankings
24 January 2023

Anyone is welcome to register to attend Part 1, a livestream event announcing the UBI Global World Rankings of Business Incubators & Accelerators 2021-2022. Streaming live with imec and imec.istart
from Ghent, Belgium

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In-person Part 2
Networking & Gala
14-17 May 2023

Part 2 is an invitation only, in-person, 4-day event focused on networking, interactive learning, and featuring a gala evening, inspiring speakers, and much more! Hosted by imec and imec.istart in Ghent, Belgium

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Two great events
creating impactful collaborations

WIS Part 1 is free online and open to anyone interested in the global innovation ecosystem! WIS Part 2 is a physical event focused on business incubators and accelerators making outstanding contributions to the global innovation ecosystem

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JOIN US IN BELGIUM FOR WIS23

imec is a global organization with over 5,000 passionate colleagues from more than 90 nationalities working at its headquarters in Leuven (Belgium) and various sites worldwide. imec takes on the challenges of tomorrow and the day after, together!
Join the global innovation ecosystem as we convene in Ghent (Belgium) with our hosts, imec and imec.istart for the World Incubation Summit 2023 Part 1 (online) and Part 2 (in-person).

imec and imec.istart partner with UBI Global and Global Inovation Studios to announce the World Ranking of Business Incubators and Accelerators 2021-2022

“Impact innovation emerges anywhere around the globe. By connecting to other relevant innovation ecosystems, we can keep up with the fast-paced innovation and support our startups and partners in keeping a global perspective. UBI Global is a pivotal player in building bridges to these global innovation ecosystems, and we are proud to bring these ecosystems together in Belgium at WIS23. Welcome to Ghent!”
-Sven De Cleyn
imec.istart Program Director

The activity of the UBI Global interactive learning community of business incubators and accelerators is even more critically important now for the sucess of the global innovation ecosystem. Creating #WIS23 is our way of combining an exciting opportunity for programs to engage with peers worldwide person and to forge important connections with corporate partners and government leaders.

Ali Amin
CEO and Co-Founder, UBI Global

CREATING IMPACTFUL COLLABORATIONS

Join these great global innovation stakeholders for the
World Incubation Summit 2023 Part 1 (livestream) and Part 2 (in-person):

WORLD BENCHMARK STUDY PARTICIPANTS

Business Incubators and Accelerators that participated in the 2021-2022 World Benchmark Study attend the summit to share their knowledge as a program of excellence. The event gives them the opportunity to share what makes programs like theirs successful and to meet other top innovators to create global collaborations.

BUSINESS INCUBATION PROGRAM MANAGERS

The summit is a uniquely focused event for business incubators and accelerators linked to universities, public, private, corporations, and other centers of excellence to network with and learn from their peers from around the world.

CORPORATE INNOVATION EXPERTS

Corporate impact makers and chief innovation officers attend to meet top incubation centers, explore collaborative opportunities and connect with potential partners. The summit is the perfect way to discover the international innovation landscape and announce opportunities, and involve the UBI Global community.

GOVERNMENT INNOVATION AGENCIES

Leaders from government innovation agencies and departments charged with developing business and impacting localentreneurship join us at the summit to better understand virtuous circle of startup, incubator or accelerator, and ecosystem and discover new ways to highlight and improve their own initiatives and relationships.

Had a great World Incubation Summit! Thanks to UBI Global for organizing and bringing ecosystem builders together in Doha!

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2019
Toronto, Canada

Amazing and inspiring space to exchange experiences on innovation.

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2018
Toronto, Canada

A great opportunity to meet university incubators from all over the world.

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2018
Toronto, Canada

We don't get to meet our peers often. Especially the best of the best.

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2018
Toronto, Canada

The best place to find the right people from the incubation world

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2018
Toronto, Canada

Had a great World Incubation Summit! Thanks to UBI Global for organizing and bringing ecosystem builders together in Doha!

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2019
Doha, Qatar

World Incubation Summit 2019 in Qatar is bringing together incubation and acceleration people from around the world!

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2019
Doha, Qatar

The event was great. As an entity, it helped us a lot to look at the new challenges that we face as an incubator. Qatar was a great host country. The place was perfect.

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2019
Doha, Qatar

I was really impressed by the diversity of the crowd and how truly amazing UBI's community is. Moreover, all the dinners, parties and trips were organized very well and I honestly enjoyed every second of them.

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2019
Doha, Qatar

This is THE event for incubation program managers to develop deep relationships and gain personal and professional growth. I've made some important contacts here in Doha, and can't wait for the next WIS so I can bring a few colleagues with me!

Participant of the World Incubation Summit 2019
Doha, Qatar

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