Evolution of Incubation Models

Industry and Higher Education, February, 2004

Posted: 24 Aug 2006

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Alessandro Grandi

University of Bologna

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Abstract

This paper addresses the role of incubators in new venture creation. A mapping of four different types of incubators is proposed. Corporate Private Incubators (CPIs), Independent Private Incubators (IPIs), Business Innovation Centers (BICs) and University Business Incubators (UBIs). We argue that one interpretative key to explain the dynamics of the incubation industry is the evolution of company requirements and consequently of the services offered by the incubators.In this context two different incubating models are proposed, which provide incubators with useful indications as to how they should position themselves strategically.

Keywords: incubators, new ventures

Suggested Citation

Grandi, Alessandro and Grimaldi, Rosa, Evolution of Incubation Models. Industry and Higher Education, February, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=926329

Alessandro Grandi

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Rosa Grimaldi (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

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Bologna, Bologna 40126
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