HISTORY, MISSION, ACTIVITIES
First polish incubators of innovation and enterprise arose in 1990/1991. That were local initiatives supported by academies, scientific institutes, cities and provinces. The concept of calling into being a society, as a platform to data collection and exchange, was maturing gradually. On the third annual conference ‘The role of center of innovation and enterprises In regional development and promotion of small and medium companies’ in 24th October 1992 32 incubators’ representatives called into being the Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association in Poland.
Mission and activities
The Association is in permanent working contact with over 600 innovation and entrepreneurship centers, including the strong majority of parks and technology incubators, technology transfer centers, business incubators, loan funds, training and consultancy centers. The content-related work is executed in sections:
- Technology Transfer Centers;
- Parks and Technology Incubators;
- Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Institutions based;
- Academic Business Incubators;
- European Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.
PBICA is a non-governmental institution having a strong expertise background actively participating in social consultations in the field of preparation of strategic and programming documents at regional, national and European Union level in the scope of innovation, entrepreneurship and regional development.
The activity of PBICA reaches far behind the borders of our country. The Association and its members participate in the works of International Group of Science Parks and Innovation Center Experts (SPICE), Work Group Innovation Centers in Central and Eastern Europe (ICECE WG), German Association of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Centers (ADT), National Business Incubation Association in the USA (NBIA), European Business & Innovation Center Network (EBN), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Central Asian Business Incubators Network (CABIN), European Network Gate2Growth, International Association of Science Parks (IASP), Global Network of Business Incubators (GNBI), United Kingdom Business Incubation Association (UKBI), Ukrainian Business Incubators & Innovation Centers Association (UBICA), National Business Incubation Association in Russia (NBIA), Kazakhstan Association of Business Incubators and Innovation (KABIC), Belarus Association of Business Incubators, Science Parks and Innovation Centers (BISBI), Business Incubators and Innovation Centers Association of the Kyrgyz Republic, Association of Business Incubators and Technoparks of Uzbekistan (ABIT).