This study has been carried out by the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) for the European Commission’s Enterprise DG. We would like to thank the Commission, in particular Mr Christer Hammarlund, for the support provided throughout the project. We would also like to thank business incubator managers who were nominated by Member States to provide advice and assistance, and our two special advisers, for their input. A list of the experts and advisers is provided in Section 1 of the report.

The data and analysis presented in this report are the responsibility of CSES under a contract with the European Commission. Although the work has been conducted under the guidance of Commission officials and the Member State experts, the European Commission is not necessarily in agreement with the analysis presented and the views expressed do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Commission.

Benchmarking Incubators Study