Goals & objectives
The Dutch Incubator Association (DIA) has been established to provide the Dutch incubators with a common platform on behalf of professionalization and positioning on a national, European, and international level. The goals of this association are:
- Professionalization of the incubation profession, and;
- Reinforcement of the incubator infrastructure and relations (synergy) on both national and European level.
- Optimizing the information about incubation towards start-ups.
To meet these goals, it is important to use an accurate definition on the term ‘incubator’.
The working definition of the term ‘incubator’ used in this regard is:
An incubator is an organisation that helps start-ups develop in an accelerated fashion by providing them with a bundle of services, such as physical space, capital, culture, coaching, common services, and networking connections. [Hansen et al. 2000]
DIA is connected to the international incubation community through EBN, NBIA, GNBI and SPICE-group and does what is in her power to contribute to the development of a professional industry.