About Business Incubators
Since established in 1963, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) has always played an active part in the national development program to improve the farmersí income, develop cooperative and middle and small scale enterprises through a number of institutional units under the coordination of Research and Community Services Institution (LPPM) of IPB. IPB programs for community service include trainings, technology transfer, management consultation, and community services in cooperation with a number of government institutions; namely: Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Cooperative and SME, Ministry of Industry, Logistic Affair Offices (BULOG), BKKBN, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Department of Health, as well as private sectors and international institutions.

On August 3, 1994, IPB established an Incubator to indicate the beginning of a new era in serving small and middle scale enterprises (SMSE) through a wide range of integrated programs for the period of 3 years for each SMSE. This IPB Incubator is known as the Incubator Centre for Agribusiness and Agroindustry (PIAA-IPB) and provides services particularly for small and middle scale enterprises in agriculture.

In order to approach the National Middle-Term Development Plan (NMDP) focusing on developing SMSE, PIAA-IPB expanded into the Entrepreneurship Research and Development Center of IPB (ERDC IPB) based on the Decree of Rector No. 061/K13/OT/2005 dated June, 2nd 2005. Services have improved since Garuda 21- IPB Program, which has been conducting trainings in business and entrepreneurship development for SMSE and retired people, joined this centre. Moreover, the Agribusiness and Agroindustry Incubator (AAI) of IPB is under ERDC-LPPM IPB.

In addition, since 2008, IPB has cooperated with Bogor Regional Government in developing the Agribusiness and Agro industry Incubator into Bogor Technology and Business Incubator. The development plan was proposed to the inWent program (Germany) to obtain support for staff management training.