The inaugural IAN annual survey aims to give a snapshot of the state of incubation across the UK, providing valuable public insight on the scale and impact of business incubators. 

The survey complements the recommendations of the latest Nesta report – that incubators should work with researchers to assess their own impact. At the launch event, panelists Megan Powell Vreeswijk (Nottingham Trent University) and Chris Haley (Nesta) were among several attendees calling for a common evaluative framework for incubators. This survey will help the Centre in the development of such a framework.

The deadline for completion is Friday, 20th December at 5pm.

If you have any questions about this survey, feel free to contact Friederike Andres (lead researcher) at

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