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.
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.
Regular member-led workshops, expert briefings, and peer support.
Weekly email bulletins highlighting news, research, opportunities, and more.
Discounted tickets to our two-day annual conference.
GDPR-compliant contact database to connect directly with other members.
Ever-growing repository of incubation jobs for inspiration and benchmarking.
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.
“It’s a really friendly, collaborative network and conference; there’s no pretence, everyone is happy to share ideas and connect.”
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.”
“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.”