Innovation Cities Asia Index 2012-2013

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 Asian city innovation classifications and rankings 2012-2013 for China, Japan, Australia, NZ, Korea and Asia.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 66 Asian cities from 450 benchmark cities classified, and top cities ranked in 2012. Based on 2thinknow analysis of cities on 162 city indicators, in what our analysts term the ‘global innovation economy’. Annual city scores and ranking since 2007. City indicators data from 2thinknow City Benchmarking Data program.

2012-13 INDEXES > TOP 100 | AMERICAS | EUROPE ASIA | EMERGING | GLOBAL | ALL YEARS

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Global Rank City State Country Region Sub Region Classification Index Score
14 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong ASIA CHINA 1 NEXUS 54
18 Melbourne VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 1 NEXUS 52
20 Sydney NSW Australia ASIA ANZ 1 NEXUS 52
21 Seoul Korea, South ASIA ASIA 1 NEXUS 52
25 Tokyo Tokyo Japan ASIA JAPAN 1 NEXUS 52
29 Shanghai Shanghai China ASIA CHINA 1 NEXUS 51
30 Singapore Singapore ASIA ASIA 1 NEXUS 51
32 Kyoto Kyoto Japan ASIA JAPAN 1 NEXUS 50
47 Osaka Osaka Japan ASIA JAPAN 2 HUB 49
53 Beijing Beijing China ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 48
66 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia ASIA ASIA 2 HUB 47
71 Shenzhen Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 47
80 Kobe Hyogo Japan ASIA JAPAN 2 HUB 47
85 Brisbane QLD Australia ASIA ANZ 2 HUB 47
91 Auckland New Zealand ASIA ANZ 2 HUB 46
95 Taipei Taiwan ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 46
97 Bangkok Thailand ASIA ASIA 2 HUB 46
108 Mumbai Maharashtra India ASIA INDIA 2 HUB 46
112 Fukuoka Fukoaka Japan ASIA JAPAN 2 HUB 46
117 Wellington New Zealand ASIA ANZ 2 HUB 45
Hangzhou Zhejiang China ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 45
Perth WA Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 44
Incheon South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 44
Busan South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 44
Nanjing Jiangsu China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 44
Bangalore Karnataka India ASIA INDIA 3 NODE 43
Nagoya Aichi Japan ASIA JAPAN 3 NODE 43
Yokohama Kanagawa Japan ASIA JAPAN 3 NODE 43
Changchun, Jilin Jilin China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 43
Chengdu Sichuan China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 43
Canberra ACT Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 43
Adelaide SA Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 43
Dalian Liaoning China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 43
Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 43
Gold Coast QLD Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 42
Daegu South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 42
Ulsan South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 42
Wuhan Hubei China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 42
Suzhou Jiangsu China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 42
Tianjin Tianjin China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 42
Hiroshima Japan ASIA JAPAN 3 NODE 42
Sapporo Hokkaido Japan ASIA JAPAN 3 NODE 42
Nagasaki Nagasaki Japan ASIA JAPAN 3 NODE 42
Macau Macau China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 42
Delhi Delhi India ASIA INDIA 3 NODE 42
Dongguan Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 41
Guangzhou Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 41
Daejeon Chungnam South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 41
Pune Maharashtra India ASIA INDIA 3 NODE 41
Chennai Chennai India ASIA INDIA 3 NODE 41
Geelong VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 41
Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 40
Xiamen Fujian China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 40
Ballarat VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 40
Bendigo VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 40
Shenyang Liaoning China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Zhuhai Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Suwon Gyeonggi-do South Korea ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Jakarta Indonesia ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Hobart TAS Australia ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 39
Queenstown New Zealand ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 38
Hyderabad Hyderabad India ASIA INDIA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Manila Philippines ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Qingdao Shandong China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Xi’an Shanxi China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Newcastle NSW Australia ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 37
Christchurch New Zealand ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 37
Chongqing Chongqing China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Zhengzhou Henan China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Ahmedabad India ASIA INDIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Harbin Heilongjiang China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Colombo Western Province Sri Lanka ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Wollongong NSW Australia ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 37
Hanoi Hanoi Vietnam ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Yantai-Weihai Shandong China ASIA CHINA 5 UPSTART 34
Surat Gujarat India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 34
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 34
Dhaka Bangladesh ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 34
Kanpur Uttar Pradesh India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 33
Jaipur Rajasthan India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 33
Madurai Tamil Nadu India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 33
Kolkata West Bengal India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 32
Bandung West Java Indonesia ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 31
Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 31
Phnom Penh, Cam Phnom Penh Cambodia ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 30
Yangon Yangon Region Burma ASIA ASIA 28

Innovation Classifications.

All cities are graded into award categories based on their band score. In descending order of importance to the innovation economy:

NEXUS: Critical nexus for multiple economic and social innovation segments

HUB: Dominance or influence on key economic and social innovation segments , based on global rends

NODE: Broad performance across many innovation segments, with key imbalances

INFLUENCER: Competitive in some segments, potential or imbalanced

UPSTART: Potential steps towards relative future performance in a few innovation segments.

Regional Classifications.

Regions are defined as follows:

AMERICAS: North and South America

EUROPE: The U.N. defined Europe with European union, Western Russia, Israel and some Turkish cities

ASIA: Asia and Oceania (Australia/NZ)

EMERGING: Mid-East, Africa, Turkey and Caucasus states.

There are further sub regions divisions since 2012, and the Index can also be analyzed this way.

Full details.

Purchase City Benchmarking Data: All data for a single city or a mix of indicators to compare cities.

Read the analyst city report to understand the underlying framework and thinking.

Or select a Service Package for a package of analysis on cities.

Methodology in brief.

The Index is the most comprehensive city ranking and scoring. Each city was selected from 1,540 cities based on basic factors of health, wealth, population, geography as well as potential relative to peers. The final 450 cities had data extracted the city benchmarking data program on 162 indicators, and this was reduced to 445 published cities. Each of the benchmarking data was scored by analysts using best available qualitative analysis and quantitative statistics (see City Benchmarking Data to purchase city data).

Underlying data was then balanced against current global trends, by analysts to form a simplified 3 factor score for Cultural Assets, Human Infrastructure and Networked Markets. For city classification, these scores were competitively graded into 5 bands (Nexus, Hub, Node, Influencer, Upstart) based on how broad based (multiple indicators) the city performance was.

The top 30% of cities in the Nexus and Hub were ranked by analysts based on comparison of current innovation potential.

From this global Index 4 regional indexes for Americas, Europe, Asia and Emerging are then also produced.

Please note the full list above is classified (Node, Influencer, Upstart) not ranked except where a rank is noted. Rankings are just for general information. A node ranking is considered globally competitive. More discussion and questions answered in this  FAQ.

For more details on methodology, please see the FAQ or order the Innovation Cities Analysis Report.

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About 2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Program.

Based in Melbourne Australia, 2thinknow are the world’s first innovation agency. Established 2006 we have  designed original  models to measure and deliver innovation to cities, business seeking new markets and growth, and NGO/government clients.

2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Program to provide powerful tools for creating an innovation economy. This includes the City Benchmarking Data™ details on cities by segment globally, recently launched local innovation forum events, analyst reports such as the flagship Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report. In the Innovation Course, we are teaching our clients new innovation methods and practices. 2thinknow work with other clients through innovation consulting, analyst reports, projects  and innovation services, as well as a number of online resources and groups.

2thinknow have published the Innovation Cities™ Indexes city rankings free online since 2007.

This is now 445 cities in the 2012 year, and is the world’s largest and most diverse city ranking.

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