Innovation Cities Global Index 2012-2013

Cities Rankings, Cities Index, Cities Data USA Canada Europe Asia Africa Mid-East OceaniaCity innovation classifications and rankings, 2012-2013.

Measuring each cities potential as an innovation economy at the current time.  World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 445 benchmark cities classified, and top 133 cities analyst ranked this year.

Based on 2thinknow analyst interpretation of 162 city indicators from 2thinknow City Benchmarking Data set. Since 2007.

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

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Rank City State Country Region Sub Region Classification Index Score
1 Boston Massachusetts United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 57
1 New York New York United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 57
3 Vienna Austria EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 57
4 San Francisco Bay Area California United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 56
5 Paris France EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 56
6 Munich Germany EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 56
7 London United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 56
8 Copenhagen Denmark EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 55
9 Amsterdam Netherlands EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 55
10 Seattle Washington United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 54
11 Toronto Canada AMERICAS CANADA 1 NEXUS 54
12 Los Angeles California United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 54
13 Berlin Germany EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 54
14 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong ASIA CHINA 1 NEXUS 54
15 Frankfurt Germany EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 54
16 Stockholm Sweden EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 53
17 Lyon France EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 53
18 Melbourne VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 1 NEXUS 52
19 Hamburg Germany EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 52
20 Sydney NSW Australia ASIA ANZ 1 NEXUS 52
21 Seoul Korea, South ASIA ASIA 1 NEXUS 52
22 Washington DC District of Columbia United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 52
23 Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 52
24 Manchester United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 52
25 Tokyo Tokyo Japan ASIA JAPAN 1 NEXUS 52
26 Chicago Illinois United States AMERICAS USA 1 NEXUS 52
27 Stuttgart Germany EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 52
28 Tel Aviv Israel EUROPE MID-EAST 1 NEXUS 52
29 Shanghai Shanghai China ASIA CHINA 1 NEXUS 51
30 Singapore Singapore ASIA ASIA 1 NEXUS 51
31 Montreal Canada AMERICAS CANADA 1 NEXUS 50
32 Kyoto Kyoto Japan ASIA JAPAN 1 NEXUS 50
33 Brussels Belgium EUROPE EUROPE 1 NEXUS 50
34 Dubai United Arab Emirates EMERGING MID-EAST 1 NEXUS 50
35 Vancouver Canada AMERICAS CANADA 1 NEXUS 50
36 Helsinki Finland EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
37 Leipzig Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
38 Oslo Norway EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
39 Dallas-Fort Worth Texas United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 49
40 Marseille France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
41 Dusseldorf Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
42 Strasbourg France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
43 Austin Texas United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 49
44 Cologne Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
45 The Hague Netherlands EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
46 Milan Italy EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 49
47 Osaka Osaka Japan ASIA JAPAN 2 HUB 49
48 Raleigh-Durham North Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 49
49 San Diego California United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 49
50 Orlando Florida United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 49
51 Portland Oregon United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 48
52 Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 48
53 Beijing Beijing China ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 48
54 Bordeaux France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 48
55 Prague Czech Republic EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 48
56 Barcelona Spain EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 48
57 Denver Colorado United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 48
58 Budapest Hungary EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 48
59 Edinburgh United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 48
60 Houston Texas United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 48
61 Atlanta Georgia United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 48
62 Miami Florida United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 48
63 Toulouse France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
64 Newark New Jersey United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 47
65 Baltimore Maryland United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 47
66 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia ASIA ASIA 2 HUB 47
67 Quebec Canada AMERICAS CANADA 2 HUB 47
68 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates EMERGING MID-EAST 2 HUB 47
69 Rotterdam Netherlands EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
70 Dresden Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
71 Shenzhen Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 47
72 Zurich Switzerland EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
73 Karlsruhe Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
74 Moscow Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 2 HUB 47
75 Rome Italy EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
76 Hannover Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
77 Santa Ana-Anaheim California United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 47
78 Nantes France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
79 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 47
80 Kobe Hyogo Japan ASIA JAPAN 2 HUB 47
81 Kansas City KO/MO United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 47
82 Geneva Switzerland EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 47
83 Tampa Florida United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 47
84 St Petersburg Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 2 HUB 47
85 Brisbane QLD Australia ASIA ANZ 2 HUB 47
86 Montpellier France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
87 Richmond Virginia United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
88 Torino Italy EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
89 Istanbul Turkey EUROPE MID-EAST 2 HUB 46
90 Ann Arbor Michigan United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
91 Auckland New Zealand ASIA ANZ 2 HUB 46
92 Glasgow United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
93 Mexico City Mexico AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 2 HUB 46
94 Madrid Spain EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
95 Taipei Taiwan ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 46
96 Aachen Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
97 Bangkok Thailand ASIA ASIA 2 HUB 46
98 Providence Rhode Island United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
99 Nice France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
100 Mannheim-Heidelberg Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
101 Nuremberg Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
102 Essen Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
103 Dortmund Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
104 Antwerp Belgium EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
105 Bonn Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
106 Manchester New Hampshire United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
107 Las Vegas Nevada United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
108 Mumbai Maharashtra India ASIA INDIA 2 HUB 46
109 Berkeley California United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
110 Tallahassee Florida United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
111 Bremen Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 46
112 Fukuoka Fukoaka Japan ASIA JAPAN 2 HUB 46
113 Rochester New York United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
114 Jacksonville Florida United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 46
115 Lille France EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
116 Bilbao Spain EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
117 Wellington New Zealand ASIA ANZ 2 HUB 45
118 Sao Paulo Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 2 HUB 45
119 Cape Town South Africa EMERGING AFRICA 2 HUB 45
120 Belgrade Serbia EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
121 Ventura-Oxnard California United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
122 Linz Austria EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
123 Boulder Colorado United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
124 Edmonton Canada AMERICAS CANADA 2 HUB 45
125 Boise Idaho United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
126 Phoenix Arizona United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
127 Malmo Scania Sweden EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
128 Buffalo New York United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
129 Colorado Springs Colorado United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
130 Albany New York United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
131 Spokane Washington United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
132 Roanoke Virginia United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
133 Graz Austria EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
Bochum North Rhine-Westphalia Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
San Antonio Texas United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Des Moines Iowa United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Memphis Tennessee United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Nashville Tennessee United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Calgary Alberta Canada AMERICAS CANADA 2 HUB 45
Charlottesville Virginia United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Charlotte North Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Kiel Germany EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
Jerusalem Israel EUROPE MID-EAST 2 HUB 45
Norfolk-Virginia Beach Virginia United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Sacramento California United States AMERICAS USA 2 HUB 45
Hangzhou Zhejiang China ASIA CHINA 2 HUB 45
Luxembourg Luxembourg EUROPE EUROPE 2 HUB 45
Eindhoven North Brabant Netherlands EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Reims France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Salt Lake City Utah United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Odense Southern Denmark Denmark EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Cleveland Ohio United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Perth WA Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 44
Birmingham Alabama United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Milwaukee Wisconsin United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Riverside California United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Savannah Georgia United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Incheon South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 44
Bristol United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Liverpool United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Duisburg North Rhine-Westphalia Germany EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
St Louis Missouri United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Busan South Korea ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 44
Basel Switzerland EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Nanjing Jiangsu China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 44
Warsaw Poland EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Rio De Janeiro Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 3 NODE 44
Oakland California United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Fort Lauderdale Florida United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Honolulu Hawaii United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 44
Rennes France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Dublin Ireland EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Utrecht Netherlands EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 44
Leuven Flemish Brabant Belgium EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Kingston-Upon-Hull United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Lisbon Portugal EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Oporto Portugal EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Hartford Connecticut United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Springfield Massachusetts United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Bangalore Karnataka India ASIA INDIA 3 NODE 43
Stockton California United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Tucson Arizona United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Bakersfield California United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Fresno California United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Detroit Michigan United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Grand Rapids Michigan United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Rochester Minnesota United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Charleston South Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Green Bay Wisconsin United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Madison Wisconsin United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Corpus Christi Texas United States AMERICAS USA 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
Bern Switzerland EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Lucerne Switzerland EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Birmingham United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 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
Cannes France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Dijon Bourgogne  France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Rouen Haute-Normandie  France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Saint-Etienne Rhone-Alpes France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Yekaterinburg Sverdlovsk Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 43
Florence Italy EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Syracuse New York United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Greensboro North Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Allentown Pennsylvania United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Wichita Kansas United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 43
Leeds United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 43
Cincinnati Ohio United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 42
Bridgeport Connecticut United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 42
Montgomery Alabama United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 42
Lancaster Pennsylvania United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 42
Le Havre Upper Normandy France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
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
Salzburg Austria EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Gent Belgium EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Lisge Belgium EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Gdansk Poland EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Gothenburg Sweden EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Belfast United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Cardiff United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Coventry United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Kazan Tatarstan Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 42
Macau Macau China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 42
Delhi Delhi India ASIA INDIA 3 NODE 42
Kiev Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 3 NODE 42
Zagreb Croatia EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Grenoble Rhone-Alpes France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Bath & NE Somerset United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Lviv Lviv Oblast Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 3 NODE 42
Buenos Aires Argentina AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 3 NODE 42
Venice Italy EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 42
Modesto California United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 42
Indianapolis Indiana United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 42
Dongguan Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 41
Ljubljana Slovenia EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Novosibirsk Novosibirsk Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 41
Samara Samara Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 41
New Haven Connecticut United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
El Paso Texas United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
Augusta Georgia United States AMERICAS USA 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
Metz Lorraine France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Sheffield Yorkshire United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Bologna Italy EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Parma Italy EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Monterrey Mexico AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 3 NODE 41
Limoges Limousin France EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Jeddah Saudi Arabia EMERGING MID-EAST 3 NODE 41
Springfield Illinois United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
Louisville Kentucky United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
New Orleans Louisiana United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
Columbus Ohio United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
Baton Rouge Louisiana United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 41
Doha Qatar EMERGING MID-EAST 3 NODE 41
Geelong VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 41
Bratislava Slovakia EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 41
Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia ASIA ASIA 3 NODE 40
Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 40
Cedar Rapids Iowa United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Omaha Nebraska United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Albuquerque New Mexico United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Toledo Ohio United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Chattanooga Tennessee United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Xiamen Fujian China ASIA CHINA 3 NODE 40
Hamilton Canada AMERICAS CANADA 3 NODE 40
Little Rock Arkansas United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Winnipeg Canada AMERICAS CANADA 3 NODE 40
Halifax Canada AMERICAS CANADA 3 NODE 40
Ottawa Canada AMERICAS CANADA 3 NODE 40
Curitiba Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 3 NODE 40
Ballarat VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 40
Bendigo VIC Australia ASIA ANZ 3 NODE 40
Newcastle-upon-Tyne United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Greenville South Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Odessa Odessa Oblast Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 3 NODE 40
Adana Adana Turkey EMERGING MID-EAST 3 NODE 40
Brasilia Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 3 NODE 40
Ankara Turkey EMERGING MID-EAST 3 NODE 40
Tallinn Estonia EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Bucharest Romania EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Malaga Spain EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Pamplona Spain EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Seville Spain EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Valencia Spain EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 40
Lexington Kentucky United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Tulsa Oklahoma United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Jackson Mississippi United States AMERICAS USA 3 NODE 40
Medellin Colombia AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 3 NODE 40
Verona Italy EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Rostov-na-Donu Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 3 NODE 40
Riga Latvia EUROPE EUROPE 3 NODE 40
Shenyang Liaoning China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Zhuhai Guangdong China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Kitchener Canada AMERICAS CANADA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Springfield Missouri United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Bozeman Montana United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Reno Nevada United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Fredericton – St John New Brunswick Canada AMERICAS CANADA 4 INFLUENCER 39
London Canada AMERICAS CANADA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Winston-Salem North Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Knoxville Tennessee United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Suwon Gyeonggi-do South Korea ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Jakarta Indonesia ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Panama City Panama AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Puebla Puebla Mexico AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Columbia South Carolina United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Kharkov Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Trieste Italy EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Padova Italy EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Modena Italy EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Athens Greece EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Kuwait City Kuwait EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 39
Hobart TAS Australia ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 39
Brno South Moravian Region Czech Republic EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Vilnius Lithuania EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Katowice Poland EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Nizhny Novgorod Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 39
Reykjavik Iceland EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Krakow Poland EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 39
Beirut Lebanon EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 38
Moncton New Brunswick Canada AMERICAS CANADA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Anchorage Alaska United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Akron Ohio United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 38
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
Durban South Africa EMERGING AFRICA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Izmir Turkey EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 38
Perm Perm Krai Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Saratov Saratov Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Xi’an Shanxi China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Gijon Asturias Spain EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 38
Salvador Bahia Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Cairo Egypt EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 38
Dubrovnik Croatia EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 38
Sofia Bulgaria EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 38
Tomsk Tomsk Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 38
Kosice Slovakia EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 38
Newcastle NSW Australia ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 37
Christchurch New Zealand ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 37
Amman Jordan EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 37
Chongqing Chongqing China ASIA CHINA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Dayton Ohio United States AMERICAS USA 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
Belo Horizonte Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Recife Pernambuco Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Vladivostok Primorsky Krai Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Omsk Omsk Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Donetsk Donetsk Oblast Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Sevastopol Sevastopol Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Colombo Western Province Sri Lanka ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Casablanca Morocco EMERGING AFRICA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Chrisinau Moldova EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 37
Dnepropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Lincoln Nebraska United States AMERICAS USA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Bogota Colombia AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 37
Wollongong NSW Australia ASIA ANZ 4 INFLUENCER 37
Volgograd Volgograd Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Pachuca Hidalgo Mexico AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 36
San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Simferopol Crimea Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Alexandria Egypt EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 36
Muscat Oman EMERGING MID-EAST 4 INFLUENCER 36
Izhevsk Udmurt Republic Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Hanoi Hanoi Vietnam ASIA ASIA 4 INFLUENCER 36
San Salvador El Salvador AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Timisoara Romania EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 36
Thessaloniki Greece EUROPE EUROPE 4 INFLUENCER 36
Cordoba Argentina AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Guadalajara Mexico AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Baku Azerbaijan EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 36
Rabat Morocco EMERGING AFRICA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Barnaul Altai Krai Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Orenburg Orenburg Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Tolyatti Samara Oblast Russia EUROPE RUSSIA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Porto Alegre Brazil AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Caracas Venezuela AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Valparaiso Valparaiso Chile AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Santo Domingo, DR Dominican Republic AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Zaporozhye Zaporizhia Oblast Ukraine EMERGING EURASIA 4 INFLUENCER 35
Yantai-Weihai Shandong China ASIA CHINA 5 UPSTART 34
Riyadh Saudi Arabia EMERGING MID-EAST 5 UPSTART 34
Johannesburg South Africa EMERGING AFRICA 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
Quito Ecuador AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 5 UPSTART 34
Granada Spain EUROPE EUROPE 5 UPSTART 34
Santiago Chile AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 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
Bursa, Turkey Bursa Turkey EMERGING MID-EAST 5 UPSTART 33
Lima Peru AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 5 UPSTART 33
Tirana Albania EUROPE EUROPE 5 UPSTART 33
Kolkata West Bengal India ASIA INDIA 5 UPSTART 32
Tbilisi Georgia EMERGING EURASIA 5 UPSTART 32
Montevideo Uruguay AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 5 UPSTART 31
Bandung West Java Indonesia ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 31
Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 31
Havana Havana Cuba AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 5 UPSTART 31
Algiers Algeria EMERGING AFRICA 5 UPSTART 31
Phnom Penh, Cam Phnom Penh Cambodia ASIA ASIA 5 UPSTART 30
Addis Ababa Ethiopia EMERGING AFRICA 5 UPSTART 30
Tegucigalpa Honduras AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA 29
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan EMERGING EURASIA 29
Manama Bahrain EMERGING MID-EAST 29
Skopje Macedonia EUROPE EUROPE 29
San Juan Puerto Rico AMERICAS USA 28
Almaty Kazakhstan EMERGING EURASIA 28
Yangon Yangon Region Burma ASIA ASIA 28
Karachi Pakistan EMERGING EURASIA 28
Nairobi Kenya EMERGING AFRICA 28
Dar es Salaam Tanzania EMERGING AFRICA 28
Port Louis Mauritius EMERGING AFRICA 27
Minsk Belarus EMERGING EURASIA 27
Lahore Pakistan EMERGING EURASIA 26
Luanda Angola EMERGING AFRICA 26
Dakar Senegal EMERGING AFRICA 26
Lagos Nigeria EMERGING AFRICA 25
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo EMERGING AFRICA 20
Kabul Kabul Afghanistan EMERGING EURASIA 18

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.

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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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