3rd International Summit
Cleveland, Ohio, United States (19 May 2000)
Summit participants reached consensus on the following items:
- A "big picture" goal: "By the year 2005, business incubators around the globe will have incubated one million companies worldwide."
- International incubation associations will document reaching this goal by conducting a global study of business incubators providing data on the industry.
- The international incubation associations are committed to on-going training and professional development of incubator developers and managers.
- Association executives will arrange an International Summit on an annual basis, at minimum—including a Summit at the NBIA 20001 conference in San Jose, and at additional venues based on invitations from the Association chiefs.