Future of incubation is to collaborate with all players in the ecosystem

Incubation-as-a-service might be the way forward, including corporates

Open resources for startups from all over the world to help them to make our world better

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About the Summit

The World Incubation Summit 2018, is a by-invite-only international conference that brings together an exclusive and selected group of university-linked incubation programs from across the globe. This year’s edition also invites a small group of international corporates seeking opportunities to collaborate with the global business incubation community.

Under the theme “Catalyzing Impactful Collaborations“, the second edition of the World Incubation Summit aims to enable long-lasting connections in the global incubation ecosystem. 

Theme: “Catalyzing Impactful Collaborations“

University-linked business incubation programs are an integral part of many countries’ efforts to develop their entrepreneurial ecosystems. Staying competitive in the rapidly evolving incubation industry requires intensive cross-border collaboration among incubation programs, corporations, and innovation agencies.

#WIS18 is designed to catalyze such impactful collaborations. Attendees will engage in educational sessions, workshops, group discussions, networking events, and matchmaking activities designed to find commonalities among incubation programs and the global business community. They will discuss and analyze corporate-incubation program partnership best-practices, sponsorship opportunities, future trends, challenges and opportunities, and make lasting connections with like-mined organizations.

Inspiration

Get inspired by disrupting insights in the future of business incubation from industry professionals all over the world

Education

Explore topics related to incubation through educational sessions in form of group discussions, best practice presentations, and open forum activities

Matchmaking

Connect with global peers and corporate actors. Enable cross-borders relationships with practitioners who are facing similar opportunities and challenges

Conference Highlights

Invited Actors

Incubators & Accelerators

Managers from university-linked incubation programs part of the UBI Global Network

Corporations

Decision makers with corporate innovation & startup strategy focus

Innovation Agencies

Supporters of innovation and economic growth through business incubation

+180

PARTICIPANTS

+25

COUNTRIES

+50

TOP RANKED PROGRAMS

Organizers

UBI Global is a Swedish-based data and advisory firm specializing in mapping and highlighting the world of business incubation. The company matchmakes 15,000+ vetted university-linked start-ups, through a network of more than 800+ business incubators and accelerators in over 70 countries, to fill corporates most important future needs. Read more at ubi-global.com

The DMZ at Ryerson University is the leading business incubator for technology startups in Canada. The top-ranked university-based incubator in North America and third in the world, it helps high-potential tech startups grow and scale their business by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. In seven years, it has grown more than 300 companies that have raised over $380 million and created more than 2,800 jobs. Read more at dmz.ryerson.ca

Partners

Contact


Telma Lampreia,
Senior Project Manager

telma@ubi-global.com
0046 (0)70 872 5947

Preliminary agenda

08:15

Registration

09:00

Opening Ceremony

Ali Amin

UBI Global, Sweden

09:20
TALK

GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER

10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

The State of University-linked Business Incubation – Key Insights from the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018

Takunda Chingonzoh

The TechVillage, Zimbabwe

Holger Meyer

UBI Global, Sweden

10:50

Coffee Break

11:10
PANEL DISCUSSION

Measure for Success – How to Assess Impact and Performance of University-linked Business Incubation Programs

12:15

Networking

13:00

Lunch

Anthony Lacavera

Globalive Holdings, Canada

14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Incubation Best Practices – Insights From Top-Performing University-linked Business Incubators and Accelerators

Simon Bond

SETsquared, UK

Isabelle Prévot

Montpellier BIC, France

Marat Ressin

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI), Canada

Yves Plourde

Entrepreneuriat Laval Inc., Canada

15:00
WORKSHOP

Challenges & Opportunities – How to Avoid Pittfalls and Capitalize on Trends in the Incubation Industry

Karen Brooks

SETsquared, UK

Abdullah Snobar

DMZ at Ryerson University, Canada

Victor Ladeira

CIEDS, Brazil

Deniz Tunçalp

ITU ARI Teknokent, Turkey

Valerie Fox

The Pivotal Point, Canada

Flávio Wagner

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

16:00

Coffee Break

16:20
PANEL DISCUSSION

New Frontiers in Business Incubation

Richard Lachman

Ryerson University, Canada

Blair Stevenson

Oamk LABs, Finland

Edward Mungai

Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), Kenya

17:10

Networking

19:15

Gala Dinner

22:30

After Party

09:00
PRESENTATION

GUEST CORPORATE SPEAKER

10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

From Contact to Contract – How to Establish Successful Partnerships Between Corporations and Incubation Programs

Zane Smilga

Verhaert, Belgium

Sven De Cleyn

imec, Belgium

Diego De Biasio

Technoport SA, Luxembourg

Warrick Cramer

Tomorrow Street, Vodafone, Luxembourg

10:50

Coffee Break

11:10
PANEL DISCUSSION

Finding and Engaging Corporate Partners – Insights From Top-Performing University-linked Incubation Programs

12:10

Networking

13:00

Lunch

14:00
WORKSHOP

Challenges and Opportunities – How to Develop Customized Partnership Strategies

15:00
TALK

Fireside Chat with Corporate Innovation Director

15:30
PRESENTATION

UBI Access – A Corporate Matchmaking Platform

Ali Amin

UBI Global, Sweden

16:00

Coffee Break

16:20
OPEN DISCUSSION

Future Trends and Technologies

Mikus Losāns

University of Latvia Student Business Incubator, Latvia

17:00

Closing Remarks

17:15

Networking & Friday Cocktail

FAQ

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

Who can attend the event?

This is an invite-only event for pre-selected: incubators who have participated in the World Benchmark Study 2017 – 2018 and part of the UBI Global’s network; corporate actors; and global innovation agencies. In order to guarantee a diverse and high-level audience, all the programs represented at the conference are previously assessed and qualified to participate.

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