GIST Innovation Hubs

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Innovation Hubs, or IHubs, are designed to build strong and vibrant networks of young science and technology entrepreneurs around the world.

The U.S. Department of State has recognized 37 IHubs globally. The hubs are created in partnership with local startup incubators. For the participating incubators, IHub offers another avenue to support their entrepreneurs. 

Through community-led groups, the IHubs aim to bolster networking and entrepreneurial skills to build durable, long-term, supportive networks. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to stimulate local entrepreneurial activity and ensure participants can grow their skills and scale their businesses together – both in their home country and through the GIST Network’s global connections.

The IHub initiative is implemented by GIST partner VentureWell.

Each Innovation Hub will receive financial support as well as mentorship on how to organize meetups, maximize networking opportunities and engage members.

If you have questions about GIST programming please send us an email at [email protected].

To learn more about the innovation hubs, click on the links on the right-hand side of this page.

To Apply to be an IHub, click this link:

Apply to be a GIST Innovation Hub

Photo Credit: Kobis

GIST Innovation Hubs by region:

SE Asia   Central Asia   North Africa Middle East   Sub Saharan Africa   Americas   Eastern Europe
GIST IHub: Indonesia - Skala/Innovation Factory   GIST IHub: Azerbaijan - SUP Accelerator   GIST IHub: Egypt - Icealex   GIST IHub: Liberia - YONER-LIBERIA   GIST IHub: Argentina - EmpreAR   GIST IHub: Albania: Protik Innovation Center
GIST IHub: Sarawak, Malaysia - Kobis   GIST IHub: Kazakhstan - MOST Business Incubator   GIST IHub: Ethiopia - IceAddis   GIST IHub: Uganda - The Innovation Village   GIST IHub: Colombia- Ruta N  

GIST IHub: Armenia - EPIC AUA

GIST IHub: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - SIZZLESCIENCE   GIST IHub: Kazakhstan - NURIS  

GIST IHub: Morocco - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)

      GIST IHub: Jamaica - JEDTrust  

GIST IHub: Belarus - Imaguru

GIST IHub: Papua New Guinea - PNG Digital ICT Cluster   GIST IHub: Kyrgyzstan ololohaus  

GIST IHub: Pakistan - PlanX

      GIST IHub: Mexico - EPIC Lab  

GIST IHub: Bosnia and Herzegovina - BH Futures

GIST IHub: Philippines - FAB LAB Mindanao  

GIST IHub: Tajikistan - 55 Group

  GIST IHub: Tunisia - El Space Social Innovation Hub       GIST IHub: Peru - UTEC Ventures  

GIST IHub: Georgia - Impact Hub Tbilisi

GIST IHub: Philippines - QBO  

GIST IHub: Turkmenistan - Union of Economists of Turkmenistan


GIST IHub: Kosovo - ICKosovo

GIST IHub: Thailand - CMU STeP

  GIST IHub: Uzbekistan - C.A.T. Science Accelerator              

GIST IHub: Montenegro - Super Hub Pljevlja

GIST IHub: Vietnam - HATCH! Ventures


GIST IHub: North Macedonia - Startup Macedonia


GIST IHub: Serbia - Startit


GIST IHub: Ukraine - iHub

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