University of Florida’s incubator honored again

July 25, 2013

Another round of congratulations to David Day and his team at UF’s Office of Technology Licensing, who have just received another award:  “World’s Best University Biotechnology Incubator” from the Sweden-based research group UBI.

This comes on the heels of last April’s honor, when the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator was named the 2013 Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association, and gives us another chance to say:

The university’s OTL, Innovation Hub and incubator are vital parts of the hodge-podge of scientists, institutions and funding that make up Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The UBI Index is a European research initiative with an international research team specializing in benchmarking incubators, and claim that this is the first global University Incubator Benchmark.  Among their findings:

The inaugural benchmarking report was based on an extensive analysis of 150 incubators in 22 countries…  (and found) that European incubators perform substantially lower than U.S. programs, despite spending more on operations and client seed funding.

The full “Top University Business Incubators: Global Benchmark Report 2013” can be downloaded at ubiindex.com

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