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Customized Studies/Research

As a recognized expert on business incubation and incubation best practices, NBIA is uniquely positioned to provide national, regional or state government agencies with customized research about their business incubation and entrepreneur support industries. These research projects could include:

  • Economic impact studies of existing national or state incubation programs 
  • Gap analyses to determine where additional entrepreneur support programs might be warranted
  • Reviews of incubator operating practices and programming
  • Peer-to-peer benchmarking of incubation programs in a country or state
  • Resource mapping exercises
  • Other targeted examinations based on the particular needs of a nation or state

NBIA conducts all research activities in consultation with local industry leaders, using our years of research experience and in-depth knowledge of the business incubation industry.

Over the last quarter-century, NBIA has evolved its research capabilities and now offers deep domain knowledge and advisory services in business incubation to:

  • Bilateral and multilateral donor organizations (including the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program)
  • National and regional governments/authorities (including the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bulgarian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy)
  • State government agencies
  • Universities
  • Private corporations

If you would like more information on NBIA customized studies/research, please e-mail

Contact NBIA

Phone: (740) 593-4331
Fax: (740) 593-1996
PO Box 959
Athens, OH 45701-1565

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