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NVI is the Top Challenger: Asia-Pacific!

In 2018, NVI was ranked #1 in the ‘Top Challenger in the Asia-Pacific’ award in the latest UBI World Benchmark Study. Chosen from 1,370 university linked incubation programs around the world to be benchmarked, NVI has risen above a shortlist of 259 programs from 53 countries to achieve the #1 ranking for the Asia-Pacific region.

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What is UBI Global?

The UBI World Benchmark Study is the world’s most extensive ranking exercise for university-linked business incubators and accelerators and separates the wheat from the chaff in terms of entrepreneurial nous and long-term business success.

New Venture Institute was the only Australian recognised in any of the Global Top Rankings and Top Challenger categories.

A Top Challenger is a university-linked incubation program that stands out from its peers due to its impressive overall impact and performance achievements relative to its respective regional peers.

What makes us such a success?

It’s our NVI family that sets us apart from the pack – the strength, impact and success of our community sees us punching well above our weight against top ranking incubation programs across the globe. The combination of our startup and innovation programs, Venture Dorm , SME innovation and the Professional Certificate in Innovation for Transformation, as well as our international study tours and eNVIsion itself, provide an innovation ecosystem, centred at Flinders’ NVI with global reach.

While NVI has created the space where this all happens, it’s the community of passionate and forward-thinking Venture Dormer alumni, eNVIsion members, mentors, and academic that make this the best place to be for innovation in Australia and beyond.

About UBI Global

UBI Global is a Swedish-based data and advisory firm that specialises in mapping and connecting the world of business incubation.

It has developed a research methodology to rank and benchmark university-linked business incubators and accelerators globally. It evaluates each incubation program’s absolute impact and relative performance across several dimensions and a comprehensive set of key performance indicators (KPIs).

The UBI World Benchmark Study is designed to identify distinguishing features of university-linked business incubators and accelerators and benchmark each program against industry averages.

Our Scores

Rankings are calculated by evaluating performance in a range of categories and sub-categories.

The green numbers below reflect NVI’s performance compared to the global average (grey) and the average of top global ranks (gold).

Despite it being the first year of NVI included in the rankings, our scores see us consistently ranked above the global average – even outscoring the global top average in talent retention.