Turin, Italy

Monday, 26 October 2015 at 14:30 Tuesday, 27 October 2015 at 14:00 (CET)

ubiglobal_logo_200UBI Global benchmarks business incubators and accelerators worldwide with reliable top rankings and helps them become more efficient and competitive. The company also provide corporates and governments with global incubation knowledge. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, UBI Global has an international research team and a benchmark network of more than 400 university managed or associated business incubators and accelerators in over 70 countries.

About the event

UBI Global and Incubatore di Imprese Innovative del Politecnico di Torino (I3P) are hosting the recognition event of top performing university business incubators in Europe 2015. All participants from the UBI Global Benchmark of 2015 based in Europe are eligible to get recognized and highlighted as a top incubator. The event will highlight best practices, hands-on-tools, analyses, success stories and inspiring presentations that will allow the incubation community to network, learn from each other and improve their performance in order to enhance the economic transformation and the local, regional and national development.

Partner

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Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico of Torino (I3P), is the main university based incubator in Italy and one of the best at European level.
I3P’s mission is to promote the creation of new science-based businesses with validated growth potential, either founded by university researchers or entrepreneurs from outside the university sphere. I3P provides open spaces and professional consulting services to start your own business as well as a network of entrepreneurs, managers and investors.

Sponsor

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Intesa Sanpaolo is the banking group which was formed by the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI. The merger brought together two major Italian banks with shared values so as to increase their opportunities for growth, enhance service for retail customers, significantly support the development of businesses and make an important contribution to the country’s growth.

Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone, with a market capitalisation of 52.7 billion euro(1).

Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management). The Group offers its services to 11.1 million customers through a network of approximately 4,300 branches well distributed throughout the country with market shares no lower than 13% in most Italian regions.

Intesa Sanpaolo has a selected presence in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas with approximately 1,300 branches and 8.3 million customers belonging to the Group’s subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries.

Moreover, an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers spreads across 29 countries, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa and in those areas where Italian companies are most active, such as the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.

(1) As at 30 September 2015

Network Sponsor

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PNICube is the italian association of University Incubators and local business plan competitions, namely Start Cup. PNICube was born in 2004 in order to promote the development of new innovative hi-tech companies coming from the academic field.

 

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Celebrating Incubation of Tomorrow: UBI Global and I3P Co-host UBI Awards in Europe

Stockholm, Sweden – September 18, 2015 – On October 26th and 27th, UBI Global and Incubatore di Imprese Innovative del Politecnico di Torino (I3P) will co-host the recognition event of top performing university business incubators of 2015 in Europe. All participants from the UBI Global Benchmark of 2015 based in Europe are eligible to get recognized and highlighted as a top incubator.

“We are very excited to meet all of you at the UBI Awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight and recognise all the amazing work that incubators around the world have accomplished” said UBI Global, CEO, Ali Amin. “I would like to thank our partners I3P and PNICube for helping to organize the European leg of the UBI Awards and making it possible to shape the international ecosystem of incubation and innovation”.

The two-day event will highlight best practices, hands-on-tools, analyses, success stories and inspiring presentations that will allow the incubation community to network, learn from each other and improve their performance in order to enhance the economic transformation and the local, regional and national development.

“We believe that it is absolutely critical for incubators to network and join forces. The first obvious reason is to learn from each other and innovate current practices” said Marco Cantamessa, President and CEO of I3P and PNICube. “The other reason is to find ways to pool their startup and corporate networks, in order to achieve critical mass, and to improve the value being offered to their ecosystems. This European event will be a unique opportunity to make a step change in this direction for university incubators in the region”.

For event information and a full agenda, please visit: http://awards.ubi-global.com/europe2015/

Speakers at the 2015 Europe UBI Awards:

• Ali Amin, CEO, Co-founder, UBI Global
• Marco Cantamessa, Chairman of the board and CEO, I3P, Italy
• Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared Partnership, United Kingdom
• Sven De Cleyn, Incubation Programs Manager, iMinds, Belgium

Reserve your tickets here: http://awards.ubi-global.com/europe2015/

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UBI Global – Incubation Impact & Network
UBI Global benchmarks university business incubators and accelerators worldwide with reliable top rankings and helps them become more efficient and competitive. The company also provide corporates and governments with global incubation knowledge.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, UBI Global has an international research team and a benchmark network of more than 500 university-managed or associated business incubators and accelerators in over 70 countries in six geographic regions. Read more about the rankings and services at http://ubi-global.com

About I3P
I3P, the Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino, is a non-profit joint-stock consortium (S.c.p.a.) constituted by the Politecnico di Torino, the Città metropolitana di Torino, the Chamber of Commerce of Torino, Finpiemonte, Torino Wireless Foundation, and the City of Torino.
I3P was established to promote and support the creation of hi-tech enterprises, building on the innovative potential developed in research institutions across the territory. More specifically, I3P:

• Selects business ideas with a high potential for growth, offers assistance free of charge to aspiring entrepreneurs with a knowledge-based business ideas, and supports start-up enterprises in the their first delicate years of life.
• Offers investors on the lookout for innovative businesses with a rich, exclusive portfolio of opportunities, assisting them in their investment decisions while guaranteeing the confidentiality of negotiations.
• Offers managers and professionals the opportunity to build contacts and work with businesses with attractive prospects for growth.

I3P’s activities fall within the greater global framework of strategies for the Piedmont region, aimed at promoting research, technological innovation and new entrepreneurship. Learn more at http://www.i3p.it/en

 

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