Today published the first report on incubators and accelerators in Spain

Social Innovation Monitor (SIM), an international research team based at the Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with the Spanish Startups Association, has published the first report on the impact of incubators / accelerators in Spain. The research team encouraged the successful publication of similar reports in Italy over three years and the support of Instilla, Ex-perientia and the Social Innovation Teams (SIT).

The public report presents the geographical distribution of incubators / accelerators in Spain, analyzes the legal nature and different types of incubators / accelerators, and provides an overview of the services provided and the differences between different incubation / acceleration programs. Moreover, they highlight the characteristics and challenges faced by incubators / accelerators that support entrepreneurial teams and organizations with significant social and / or environmental impact.

According to the research, there are 215 incubators and accelerators in Spain, with an estimated number of employees of 1376. These incubators receive an average of 121.1 applications per year, and their main source of income is “Renting office space”.

For Spanish incubators and accelerators, managerial support and managerial training services, the provision of physical space and access to finance are most important. Startups with significant social and environmental impact that are most supported by Spanish incubators and accelerators are those from Social Tourism and Responsible Consumption.

Spain is not the only country surveyed by the Social Innovation Research Team (SIM). In the coming weeks, SIM will publish for the first time a report summarizing data on incubators / accelerators in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

As Professor Paolo Landoni of the Politecnico di Torino, Scientific Research Director, pointed out, “We are pleased to have been able to carry out this research in five European countries at such a difficult time. We are grateful to the incubators and accelerators who participated and our international partners. that incubators and accelerators play a fundamental role in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem and that it is important to create and compare their activities in Europe. “

Carlos Mateo, president of the Spanish Association of Startups, notes that “it is very important that the Association knows the current state of different acceleration and incubation models and has the first complete picture of this reality in Spain. We believe we need to improve ecosystem information and knowledge to improved it among all agents.We are also very pleased to have teamed up with a prestigious and specialized team such as the Politecnico di Torino Research Group ”.


A report on European incubators / accelerators and full reports from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom will be available soon. All reports will be available in English. A webinar to present European data will be announced in the coming weeks.

The report is available at this link:

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