If an incubation program seems interesting to you, be prepared to submit an elaborate business plan. The plan will be reviewed by a screening committee to determine whether or not you meet the admission criteria. Incubators carefully examine potential businesses, as their space, equipment and finances are limited and they want to be sure to choose to promote companies with the best possible chance of success. Incubation was not limited to industrialized countries; Incubation environments are now being implemented in developing countries and are attracting interest in financially supporting organizations such as UNIDO and the World Bank. More than half of the business incubation programs are mixed-use projects, which means they collaborate with clients from a large number of sectors. Technology incubators account for 39% of incubation programs.  Unlike many business assistance programs, incubators do not serve all businesses. Entrepreneurs wishing to participate in a business incubation program must apply for admission. Acceptance criteria vary from program to program, but as a general rule, only those with feasible business ideas and a viable business plan are admitted.
 It is this factor that makes it difficult to compare the success rates of incubation firms with general survival statistics.  Many for-profit or „private” incubation programs were launched in the late 1990s by investors and other for-profit operators, who attempted to quickly incunize companies and make significant profits. At that time, the NBIA estimated that nearly 30% of incubation programs were for-profit businesses. However, following the bankruptcy of dotcom, many of these programs were closed. In the 2002 State of the Business Incubation survey, only 16% of the responding incubators were for-profit programs. Until SOI 2006, only 6% of respondents were profit-oriented.  Business innovation has been identified as a means of responding to a large number of economic and socio-economic imperatives, namely job creation, promotion of a community`s entrepreneurial climate, commercialisation of technologies, diversification of the local economy, creation or acceleration of the growth of local industrial clusters, creation and linking of enterprises, the promotion of minority entrepreneurship, which may include the identification of potential opportunities for spin-offs or spillovers. or the revitalization of the Community.
 The US-based International Business Innovation Association estimates that there are about 7,000 incubators worldwide. . . .