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Very systematic approach to incubator development. Workshop provides enough information to be able to leave and start applying immediately. The materials were comprehensive and valuable, along with a knowledgeable instructor that kept us all engaged.

NBIA advances entrepreneurial success and global economic growth by strengthening communities worldwide. To accomplish this mission, NBIA provides global thought leadership, education, certificate programs, accreditation and connections for sharing best practices in developing high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystems. NBIA’s certification programs are globally recognized as “best in class” for training professionals in business incubation and entrepreneurial ecosystem development.

Customized training, certification and research services are available, and can be deployed in any continent across the globe. Recent project work samples include:

Russia 2013: Certification Training for Russian Business Incubator Managers:
FIBI and NBIA conducted a two-day training program on incubator facilities and program management for 40 incubation professionals in Altai, Russian Federation.

Singapore 2012: Study and Training Program for Singapore Incubators & Accelerators:
Sponsored by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, NBIA created a comprehensive state of the industry survey and interviewed several incubators in preparation for a report on Singapore incubators, published in 2013. NBIA also held a 5-day training program on business incubation management for 22 managers across Singapore.

Russia 2011 – 2013: Russian-American Forum on Business Incubation:
Sponsored by the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations and FIBI, NBIA developed and programmed a conference for 150 Russian and former Soviet incubation managers and support program staff in university-based incubation programs and Technoparks.

Mexico 2012: Certification Training for Mexican Business Incubator Managers:
Hosted by UNAM (Mexico City), NBIA produced and presented training in Spanish  for the business incubation managers at UNAM. The training included all four course modules required to earn the NBIA Incubator Management Certificate.

Mexico 2012: Second Latin American Conference on Business Incubation:
Developed by NBIA, InfoDev and the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, the event brought together 250 incubator managers, stakeholders, and policymakers for a four-day conference and networking event. NBIA produced two days of Spanish-language management training for 120 professionals across Latin America.

New Zealand 2011: Soft Landings/International Incubation Training:
Sponsored by the World Incubation Network and hosted by the eCentre at Massey University,NBIA produced and presented a certification workshop on international incubation/soft landings as part of the World Incubation Network’s annual conference in Auckland.

NBIA training programs and research studies can be tailored to the specific needs of a city, region or nation, and includes best practices and case studies from the NBIA global network. For more information about customized training opportunities, or to submit an RFP, send an e-mail to


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