Better Incubation

This project started on Jan 01, 2021 to end on Dec 31, 2022.
Powered by the LIAISE project, the Better Incubation initiative is kickstarting an “eco-systemic” change by bringing incubation and business support services closer to society as a whole and to promote entrepreneurship and self-employment as means to create jobs, develop skills, and give the unemployed and vulnerable an opportunity to fully participate in the economy and improve the inclusivity of our societies.

Better Incubation mobilises and empowers Business Support Organisations (BSOs, including EUBICs, IHUBs, investors for impact) to grow their capacities and expand their outreach to inclusive and social entrepreneurship, helping social entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs from Under-Represented Groups (URG) to access available financial tools and increase their businesses’ chances of survival and growth.

Better Incubation programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage and achieve the transformational impact of the business support ecosystem, with three partner networks, EBN, IHUB and EVPA, working together towards a sustainable “better incubation ecosystem”, open to all kind of entrepreneurs.


Capacity building for BSOs

Better Incubation provides BSOs with the knowledge and tools to run incubation programmes for social and inclusive entrepreneurs through experiential learning approaches and by stimulating new partnerships.

Cultural paradigm shift

Better Incubation aims to enhance the inclusiveness of BSOs by stimulating a wider cultural change in the incubation ecosystem, therefore involving regional and EU stakeholders (investors, policymakers, social actors, BSOs) that can contribute to this paradigm shift.

Monitoring, Assessment, Learning

Better Incubation is developing and testing a shared assessment framework to measure and assess the impact and inclusiveness of incubation programmes.

New Alliances

Better Incubation is establishing long-term collaborations among the main actors involved in the different aspects of social and inclusive entrepreneurship support to ensure continuous improvements of the practices and support provided by mainstream incubators and other BSOs.