ATP Innovations Takes Top Three International Ranking
Sydney-based technology incubator ATP Innovations has made the top three university business incubators in the Asia-Pacific region, in an announcement at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Incubation Forum and UBI Awards. Hosted in Tapei, Taiwan, the awards ceremony identified Asia-Pacific university- business incubators that provide the best value for the ecosystem and their startup clients.
Dhruv Bhatli, Director of Research and Co-founder of UBI Global, praised ATP Innovations for its role as one of the region’s leading startup hubs.
“ATP Innovations is one of the top performing business incubators in the Asia-Pacific region that contributes positively to the economic development of the region,” Bhatli said.
“It provides high quality services to its client startups and focuses on providing excellent financial and network support. Additionally, it contributes greatly to the stimulation of the local workforce development. Based on UBI Global’s assessment of ATP Innovations’ performance, we recommend it to all future entrepreneurs in the region.”
Representatives of ATP Innovations said they were pleased to prove themselves as a major player on the world stage, as Australia’s startup community becomes more established and more supported locally.
“It is great to know that ATP Innovations is viewed as a thought leader amongst incubators in the Asia Pacific region and indeed around the world,” said Petra Andrén, Director of Strategy and Business Development at ATP Innovations.
“The UBI Global benchmark provides us with solid proof that ATP Innovations is a world-class incubator for technology entrepreneurs. This is a place that can provide the long term support and networks to turn technology ideas into successful global businesses – and we are located right here in Sydney, Australia.”
ATP Innovations’ success at the UBI Awards occurred in the same week that Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne announced a cross-portfolio task force aiming at crafting Australia into “the startup and innovation nation”.
“Startups drive employment growth, adding 1.44 million jobs to the economy from 2006- 2011,” Pyne wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Today’s startups, entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses will help fuel investment and jobs into the future.”
Since 2006, ATP Innovations has worked with a range of technology startups and entrepreneurs to raise over $150 million in private investments and exit 8 companies through IPOs or trade sales. Founded through a partnership between the University of Sydney, Australian National University, The University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, ATP Innovations specialises in providing long-term, personalised guidance to startups that operate on a global scale.
About ATP Innovations
ATP Innovations is based out of Australian Technology Park in Redfern. It has worked closely with over 100 tech-based businesses to launch over 100 new products and services every year, and employs over 350 people through its technological businesses located inside its incuabtor. For more information on ATP Innovations, visit the website.