Produce the EU|BIC Impact and Activity Report and the EU|BIC Individual Benchmark Reports, designed to
help certified business support organisations in evaluating and improving their own impact and performance.
Pursue projects, studies, and activities to advance the field of innovative entrepreneurship and business
support services, ultimately providing EBN members with: analytical reports and data-driven recommendations,
performance benchmarking reports, industry-specific best practices and trends.
Why should a business support organisation participate in the study?
Since 1984, EBN is an open community for any business support organisation whose mission is to help entrepreneurs,
start-ups or innovative SMEs. Taking part in the EU|BIC Impact and Activity study means:
Accessing the leading existing international database on the incubation and acceleration industry,
including access to sectorial data and to innovative business support methodologies.,
Comparatively benchmarking your centre’s performance against your peer organisations across a broad
range of performance metrics and categories.
Identifying your economic impact on the community you serve. The Individual Benchmark Report is the
perfect tool to enhance visibility, credibility and transparency of your organisation.
Going through an evaluation process based on quality and rigorousness complemented with peer-to-peer
reviews, leaving room for mutual learning and exchange of best practices.
Accessing to bespoke sectoral insights and industry-specific trends.
Joining a global network of diverse but like-minded innovative organisations built around trust and
What are the eligibility criteria to participate in the study?
In order to be eligible for participation in the EU|BIC Impact and Activity Report and receive your
Individual Benchmark Report, your business support organisation must be a certified EU|BIC.
to discover the EU|BIC Certification Process.
How do we make sure your data is protected and private?
All the data collected via the self-assessment questionnaire remain confidential: no uniquely identifiable information about
survey respondents will be shared with any external parties at any time without your prior consent. EBN will, in keeping with the
rules and regulations established by the EU|BIC Criteria
and EU|BIC Quality Mark Committee, endeavour to ensure that any
results posted on websites or publications will be provided in a manner that preserves and protects user confidentiality and
EBN does not publish individual impact and activity benchmark data. On the other hand, such data is released in anonymized or