ISBA was started a decade ago (2004), by the key players of Science & Technology Entrepreneur Parks and Technology Business Incubators that were established under the umbrella of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. Today, it has grown to a membership base of 100+ organizations that are into entrepreneurship development and incubation. ISBA is registered as a not-for-profit Society. The main objective is: "To promote business incubation activities in the country through the exchange of information, sharing of experience, and other networking assistance among Indian Business Incubators (TBIs), Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Parks (STEPs) and other related organizations engaged in the promotion of start-up enterprises." ISBA is the only pan India network of Business Incubators and has an abundance of expertise and knowledge base in technology business Incubation that has been acquired over a period of 25 years. The main activities of ISBA include: Providing member engagement avenues, learning, capacity development and networking opportunities Advocacy initiatives with Central and State Central government on policy, regulatory frameworks, incubation development etc. Providing facilitation and guidance services to establish more Entrepreneurship Development Centres and Business Incubators in the country. ISBA Awards - an annual awards program for recognizing outstanding achievements of start-ups and ventures from the member fold. Conduct of an Annual Conference that brings together Incubators and other players of the eco-system for networking, experience sharing, and new learnings. Undertake projects in the innovation and entrepreneurship policy, promotion and capacity building spaces.