The ISU incubator has been initiated at the Central Campus of ISU to accommodate start-ups. The creation was based upon a survey with ISU alumni. This study revealed that 80% of the recent alumni were in favor of such an ISU incubator. It was therefore decided to create a local ecosystem in the first place to allow to provide an incubation service to alumni at the ISU campus.
The strong advantage of this localization are the resident staff but, at least equally important the many visiting lecturers. This provides not only an interesting source for advice, but also, in the case of Agency and industry related persons, a potential relationship with clients. ISU hosts today (status June 2022) 5 start-ups employing more than 40 international staff. In addition, one incubator requiring larger production facilities is supported remotely.
An overview of the present ISU incubatees and their status is given in the table below.