This page is dedicated to all the Hitech Incubators and Entrepreneurship centers, programs or grants worldwide. It should give a good overview on actual activities in various countries and on the strategies the different regions follow, to foster the innovation, the creation of new startups and products, as well as how to guide investments to new ideas and markets. You are strongly requested to give me some feedback with comments, mail etc. in order to fill this page with interesting worldwide information.
- International Incubator Hagenberg (IIH) [Location, Offers], was initiated by Bruno Buchberger who is internationally known as a Professor for Symbolic Computation. The IIH is embedded into the Softwarepark Hagenberg, which is a private-public funded research campus for Software related topics. The IIH welcomes innovative IT entrepreneurs from all over the world in the expanding research and business network of the Softwarepark campus. Upper Austria is one of Central Europe’s leading industrial regions with the greater area of Linz being the location of a number of headquarters of big international groups covering sectors such as mechatronics, plastics, automotive, pharmacy etc. The strategic development programme of Upper Austria guarantees a strong focus on fostering innovative technology networks of business, education and research, with a particular emphasis on IT.
- Malaysian ICT-Park Cyberjaya: Established in October 1996, Cyberview Sdn Bhd, a Government owned company and landowner of Cyberjaya, has been mandated to spearhead the development in Cyberjaya. To this end, Cyberview put its utmost effort towards ensuring Cyberjaya continues to progress in line with the Government’s aspirations. Within this ICT campus lies the SME Technoentrepreneur Center, which supports the grow and development of innovative Startups.
The Savannah Fund is an African seed investment fund that bridges the early stage phase and venture capital investment gap in the African region. Through the fund’s startup accelerator five startups are selected and the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya will invest $25.000 in each in exchange for a 15 percent equity stake. Most of the applications come from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Egypt.