Building Bridges Toward Excellence
May 14 - 17 | Ghent, Belgium
For business incubators and accelerators

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What is WIS23?

The World Incubation Summit 2023 (WIS23) is a two-part “phygital” experience in which UBI Global, together with imec as the host in Ghent, Belgium, focuses on Building Bridges Toward Excellence among top performing incubators and accelerators worldwide.

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Networking and Gala

From May 14th-17th, we will invite incubator and accelerator managers from over 30 countries to join us in Ghent, Belgium to collaborate with top government officials, corporate impact-makers, and key tech stakeholders for a networking and gala event.

All #1 ranked organizations will be announced
at the WIS23 Gala on Tuesday, May 16th in
Ghent, Belgium's majestic Wintercircus.

About the host

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 in Building Bridges Toward Excellence as we convene in Ghent, Belgium with our hosts, imec and imec.istart for the World Incubation Summit 2023.

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January 24 - Part 1:
Rankings and recognition

This exciting live stream event announced the world’s top-performing business incubators and accelerators according to the World Benchmark Study 2021-2022. Who will be #1? Join us for Part 2 in May!

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The World Benchmark Study 2021-2022 analyzes the impact and performance of business incubators and accelerators. Participating programs are studied according to four distinct groups: university, public, private, and corporate.

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