Who We Are
UKBI is the membership association of organisations and professionals actively involved in enterprise, innovation and sustainable economic growth.
UKBI is the independent voice of business incubation and accelerated growth, influencing policy at local, national, European and international levels
UKBI works with its members across a wide range of public and private sectors, supporting practitioners and stakeholders in the development of quality business growth environments in which their client businesses can succeed.
UKBI provides tangible benefits to its members, enhancing their ability to provide value added services to their clients.
UKBI plays a key role in promoting the development of sustainable growth of UK and international businesses and consequently benefitting society as a whole.
Our History and Role
UK Business Incubation (UKBI) has been the UK’s and increasingly international principal and successful authority on business incubation, business incubation development and best practice since 1998.
It has helped governments and development agencies to build a thriving business incubation infrastructure that will make increasingly significant contributions to local, regional, national and international economic growth, as thousands of incubated clients grow and move out of their business incubation environments and achieve sustainable commercial success in their own right.
UKBI’s focus on high quality, professional business incubation has helped a wide range of organisations to create the right environment for nurtured and supported growth, including universities, science and technology parks, research and development laboratories, commercial clusters and social regeneration projects.
As business incubation environments mature, UKBI has a key role in creating and maintaining the national network hub for the exchange and development of learning amongst its many communities of interest, including those responsible for developing business incubation overseas.
Operating across a wide range of industry sectors, and reflecting the rich and varied innovative and entrepreneurial skills base to be found throughout the world, UKBI will continue to keep its members’ needs and interests and the quality and impact of business incubation at the centre of everything it does, so that the enterprises of tomorrow will have a fertile, experienced knowledge base upon which to call when their own time comes.
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