Joining the Incubator and Accelerator Network

The Incubator and Accelerator Network (IAN) connects and represents Britain's leading business startup programmes. Our membership consists of over 100 university, corporate, commercial and non-profit incubators across the UK.

Member benefits

Membership is on an institutional basis. This means an unlimited number of staff across all incubators and accelerators owned and run by one legal entity can engage with the network. Institutional membership is £750+VAT per year.

Member calls

Regular member-led workshops, expert briefings, and peer support.

Weekly bulletins

Weekly email bulletins highlighting news, research, opportunities, and more.

Annual conference

Discounted tickets to our two-day annual conference.

Member database

GDPR-compliant contact database to connect directly with other members.

Jobs database

Ever-growing repository of incubation jobs for inspiration and benchmarking.

Resource library

Tenancy agreements, evaluation frameworks, and other key documents.

Policy and advocacy

Shaping entrepreneurship policy and representing the sector to government.

Open Door scheme

Access to other member incubators when travelling for business.


Member-only delegations to leading UK and international incubators.

Member experience

“It’s a really friendly, collaborative network and conference; there’s no pretence, everyone is happy to share ideas and connect.”

Louise Kenworthy
Manchester Metropolitan University

“Everyone is so welcoming and generous with their knowledge; there’s a really good community feel. There’s a real transparency culture – you feel safe asking frank questions and having honest conversations about the good and the bad times.”

Kallum Russell

“It’s great to be part of a diverse community of incubator managers and learn from the range of incubation models that they represent. It helps me to find out what works best for the businesses we’re incubating.”

Gaurav Singh
University of Hertfordshire