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The impact of business accelerators and incubators in the UK

Bone, Jonathan; Gonzalez-Uribe, Juanita; Haley, Christopher and Lahr, Henry (2019). The impact of business accelerators and incubators in the UK. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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Abstract

This report explores how incubators and accelerators impact the startups they support, and which types of support drive this impact. It also examines how incubators and accelerators affect the wider business ecosystem.

The report:
- examines the objectives of UK accelerators and incubators, and the barriers to reaching these objectives
- determines which types of support offered by incubators and accelerators (for example provision of workspace, mentoring, funding or training) add the most value to participating startups
- presents a “theory of change” explaining how these types of support make their impact
- investigates how Local Enterprise partnerships and Growth Hubs interact with or support accelerators and incubators in their region, and how this interaction helps both parties achieve their objectives

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2019 Crown Copyright
Extra Information: BEIS Research Paper Number 2019/009
Keywords: startup accelerators; incubators; startup; innovation; local enterprise partnership
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 67380
Depositing User: Henry Lahr
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 13:48
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 14:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/67380
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