Youngstown, Ohio — August 14, 2013. NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), is proud to congratulate its partner and member, the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), on its prestigious honor of being named one of the top 25 incubators in the world by UBI Index. YBI was ranked 11th.
The Global Benchmark 2013 report from UBI Index is the world’s first global index to benchmark performance and best practices of University Business Incubators. YBI works closely with NAMII member Youngstown State University (YSU) in its mission to accelerate the formation, cultivation, and success of technology-based business innovators throughout 21 counties in northeast Ohio.
“NAMII’s founding in Youngstown was due in large part to our key collaborators at YBI,” said Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President and Executive Director and NAMII Founding Director. “NAMII speaks to the success of what YBI does: Leverage its entrepreneurial expertise and resource network to meaningfully impact technology-based economic development and community wealth. I am thrilled that YBI was named to the list of the best 25 university affiliated incubators in the world. On behalf of all of us at NCDMM and NAMII, I want to extend my congratulations to Jim, Barb, and the entire staff at YBI for this prestigious and well-deserved honor.”
NCDMM Vice President and NAMII Director Ed Morris, concurs. “There’s no question that YBI played a pivotal role in bringing NAMII to Youngstown,” added Mr. Morris. “Today, YBI remains a valued partner and NAMII member. YBI continues to support NAMII’s mission to promote entrepreneurialism within additive manufacturing and accelerate those technologies to the mainstream manufacturing sector. All of us at NAMII share in YBI’s excitement for this great and impressive citation.”
To see the full listing of the top 25 incubators in the world, visit www.ubiindex.com/services/global-top-list-2013/.