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“I3P – the Business Incubator of Politecnico di Torino” Responds After Recognition by UBI Global as the World #1 Top Public Business Incubator

8 November 2019

I3P - the Business Incubator of Politecnico di Torino was recognized at the World Incubation Summit in Doha, Qatar on November 6 for achieving the status of World #1 Public Business Incubator. UBI Global, the Stockholm-based intelligence company and community, known for high-quality intelligence, assessment, and mapping of business incubation, released the top lists of business incubators and accelerators as assessed in the World Benchmark Study 2019 -2020. The recognitions and announcements took place at the World Incubation Summit 2019 in Doha, Qatar on November 6. This year’s event was hosted by Qatar Development Bank.

Achievement of the number one status among peer programs, as assessed by UBI Global, means that I3P demonstrates exceptional value for client startups, value for the local ecosystem, and overall attractiveness as a program.

“Following a rigorous data-driven approach, we assessed and benchmarked incubation programs across the world,” says Holger Meyer, Director of Research at UBI Global. ”Our World Benchmark Study 2019 - 2020 is in tune with the multiple facets of the international incubation ecosystem and illustrates key challenges and opportunities faced by the participating programs.”

“This recognition is very important to us and it arrives during the year of our 20th anniversary” said Giuseppe Scellato, President of I3P. “It shows the great job and the strong efforts made by our partners, mentors and all the people who work for the Incubator. Everyone’s main goal is to create a positive environment for all the innovative startups out there and also to offer more visibility and opportunities to interact with all the actors inside the ecosystem, from the business world to the financial one” he continued.

This year, 364 programs located in 78 countries were selected after assessing and validating the data received from programs seeking knowledge about themselves through the study. One of the outcomes of the benchmark study is identifying top incubator and accelerator programs, which include the following categories:

  • World Top University Business Incubators
  • World Top Public Business Incubators
  • World Top Private Business Incubators
  • World Top University Business Accelerators
  • World Top Public Business Accelerators
  • World Top Private Business Accelerators

The UBI Awards & Recognition Gala took place at the Museum of Islamic Art, an amazing facility with art on display from three continents spanning 1,400 years worth of history. The top lists of programs were each recognized for outstanding performance in nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation.