Innovation Cities Europe Index 2010

Comprehensive ranking of cities in the global innovation economy across modern Europe.

2010- INDEXES > TOP 100 | AMERICAS | EUROPE | ASIA | EMERGING | GLOBAL + NATION STATS | ALL YEARS

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RANK CITY COUNTRY GLOBAL RANK 2010 GRADE
1 Paris France 2 1 NEXUS
2 Amsterdam Netherlands 3 1 NEXUS
3 Vienna Austria 4 1 NEXUS
4 Frankfurt Germany 6 1 NEXUS
5 Copenhagen Denmark 8 1 NEXUS
6 Lyon France 9 1 NEXUS
7 Hamburg Germany 10 1 NEXUS
8 Berlin Germany 11 1 NEXUS
9 Stuttgart Germany 13 1 NEXUS
10 London United Kingdom 14 1 NEXUS
11 Munich Germany 15 1 NEXUS
12 Milan Italy 16 1 NEXUS
13 Stockholm Sweden 17 1 NEXUS
14 Rome Italy 21 1 NEXUS
15 Düsseldorf Germany 25 1 NEXUS
16 Barcelona Spain 26 1 NEXUS
17 Prague Czech Republic 29 1 NEXUS
18 Brussels Belgium 32 2 HUB
19 Strasbourg France 33 2 HUB
20 Nantes France 36 2 HUB
21 Helsinki Finland 37 2 HUB
22 Marseille France 38 2 HUB
23 Leipzig Germany 39 2 HUB
24 Cologne Germany 40 2 HUB
25 Toulouse France 41 2 HUB
26 Karlsruhe Germany 42 2 HUB
27 Bordeaux France 43 2 HUB
28 Oslo Norway 46 2 HUB
29 Dresden Germany 49 2 HUB
30 Tel Aviv Israel 50 2 HUB
31 Geneva Switzerland 54 2 HUB
32 The Hague Netherlands 55 2 HUB
33 Montpellier France 57 2 HUB
34 Manchester United Kingdom 58 2 HUB
35 Zürich Switzerland 59 2 HUB
36 Madrid Spain 60 2 HUB
37 Budapest Hungary 61 2 HUB
38 Nuremberg Germany 62 2 HUB
39 Edinburgh United Kingdom 64 2 HUB
40 Bonn Germany 65 2 HUB
41 Aachen Germany 66 2 HUB
42 Essen Germany 67 2 HUB
43 Glasgow United Kingdom 68 2 HUB
44 Rotterdam Netherlands 70 2 HUB
45 Dortmund Germany 73 2 HUB
46 Basel Switzerland 76 2 HUB
47 Reims France 77 2 HUB
48 Linz Austria 80 2 HUB
49 Torino Italy 81 2 HUB
50 Antwerp Belgium 83 2 HUB
51 St Petersburg Russia 84 2 HUB
52 Hannover Germany 85 2 HUB
53 Nice France 86 2 HUB
54 Venice Italy 89 2 HUB
55 Kiel Germany 91 2 HUB
56 Belgrade Serbia 96 3 NODE
57 Moscow Russia 97 3 NODE
58 Cannes France 3 NODE
59 Cardiff United Kingdom 3 NODE
60 East Riding of Yorkshire United Kingdom 3 NODE
Florence Italy 3 NODE
Gent Belgium 3 NODE
Graz Austria 3 NODE
Modena Italy 3 NODE
Padova Italy 3 NODE
Solingen Germany 3 NODE
Verona Italy 3 NODE
Belfast United Kingdom 3 NODE
Bern Switzerland 3 NODE
Bilbao Spain 3 NODE
Bologna Italy 3 NODE
Bristol United Kingdom 3 NODE
Coventry United Kingdom 3 NODE
Gdansk Poland 3 NODE
Gothenburg Sweden 3 NODE
Istanbul Turkey 3 NODE
Jerusalem Israel 3 NODE
Leeds United Kingdom 3 NODE
Liège Belgium 3 NODE
Lisbon Portugal 3 NODE
Liverpool United Kingdom 3 NODE
Lucerne Switzerland 3 NODE
Luxembourg Luxembourg 3 NODE
Oporto Portugal 3 NODE
Salzburg Austria 3 NODE
Utrecht Netherlands 3 NODE
Warsaw Poland 3 NODE
Athens Greece 3 NODE
Bath & NE Somerset United Kingdom 3 NODE
Bucharest Romania 3 NODE
Dublin Ireland 3 NODE
Ljubljana Slovenia 3 NODE
Parma Italy 3 NODE
Sheffield United Kingdom 3 NODE
Tallinn Estonia 3 NODE
Trieste Italy 3 NODE
Zagreb Croatia 3 NODE
Birmingham United Kingdom 3 NODE
Bratislava Slovakia 3 NODE
Katowice Poland 3 NODE
Kraków Poland 3 NODE
Málaga Spain 3 NODE
Pamplona Spain 3 NODE
Seville Spain 3 NODE
Sofia Bulgaria 3 NODE
Valencia Spain 3 NODE
Dubrovnik Croatia 4 INFLUENCER
Granada Spain 4 INFLUENCER
Kosice Slovakia 4 INFLUENCER
RIGA Latvia 4 INFLUENCER
Vilnius Lithuania 4 INFLUENCER
Reykjavik Iceland 4 INFLUENCER
Timisoara Romania 4 INFLUENCER
Tirana Albania 5 UPSTART
Skopje Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Key to index.

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

NEXUS: Critical nexus for innovation across economic and social segments

HUB: Dominance or influence on key economic and social segments given current trends

NODE: Broad performance across many segments, some imbalances

INFLUENCER: Competitive in some segments, imbalanced

UPSTART: Potential steps towards future performance in a few segments (new in 2010)

Regions are defined as follows:

AMERICAS: North and South America

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

ASIA: Asia and Oceania (Australia/NZ)

EMERGING: Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus states

In regional indexes, the top cities scored are ranked. In Europe, this is the top 60. The others are not ranked.

Full details

Order current detailed City Benchmarking Data for each city to measure and compare.

Read the analyst city report to understand how to build urban innovation economies.

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. The selected 289 cities had data extracted the city benchmarking data program on 162 indicators.  Each of the benchmarking data were scored by analysts using a vast variety of web and print sources. Where data was unavailable, national or state estimates were used.

Data was then trend weighted against 21 global trends (from a summary of key trend thinkers from Oxford, Harvard and elsewhere.)  And the final index had a zeitgeist (market confidence) factor added, and was competitively graded into 5 bands with the top 100 cities ranked.

The 4 regional indexes for Americas, Europe, Asia and Emerging are derived from the global index.

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