The 2thinknow Innovation Cities Program has 3 components:
1) Scoring – clear, comparative & recognizes each cities strengths
2) Weighted Index – ranking of top Innovation Cities, based on current trends
3) Data – Comparative data set of 256 cities on 162+ criteria in 2009.
These 3 components mean it’s not just a ranking but when interpreted with our book, innovation models and advisory services a toolkit for improving cities innovation performance.
On the other hand, as a City Ranking, 2thinknow’s Innovation Cities Index scores on the broadest-range of Criteria (in excess of 120) with the largest number of cities (200+ in 2009).