Innovation Cities Index 2014 : Global


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City innovation economy classifications and rankings, 2014.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 445 benchmark cities classified, and all cities analyst ranked this year. Measuring each cities potential as an innovation economy at the current time, since 2007.

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

Index Resources: 2014 Overview | FAQ | Media Release


Innovation Cities Index 2014 : Global

2014 Indexes: Global | Top 100
By Region: AmericasEuropeAsiaEmerging | Subregions

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Global Rank Classification City State Country Index Score
1 1 NEXUS San Francisco – San Jose California United States 57
2 1 NEXUS New York New York United States 56
3 1 NEXUS London United Kingdom 56
4 1 NEXUS Boston Massachusetts United States 56
5 1 NEXUS Paris France 56
6 1 NEXUS Vienna Austria 56
7 1 NEXUS Munich Germany 56
8 1 NEXUS Amsterdam Netherlands 55
9 1 NEXUS Copenhagen Denmark 55
10 1 NEXUS Seattle Washington United States 54
11 1 NEXUS Toronto Canada 54
12 1 NEXUS Seoul South Korea 54
13 1 NEXUS Berlin Germany 54
14 1 NEXUS Los Angeles California United States 54
15 1 NEXUS Tokyo Tokyo Japan 53
16 1 NEXUS Stockholm Sweden 53
17 1 NEXUS Sydney NSW Australia 53
18 1 NEXUS Hamburg Germany 53
19 1 NEXUS Lyon France 53
20 1 NEXUS Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong 53
21 1 NEXUS Chicago Illinois United States 52
22 1 NEXUS Stuttgart Germany 52
23 1 NEXUS Melbourne VIC Australia 52
24 1 NEXUS Tel Aviv Israel 52
25 1 NEXUS Helsinki Finland 52
26 1 NEXUS Washington DC District of Columbia United States 52
27 1 NEXUS Singapore Singapore 52
28 1 NEXUS Dubai United Arab Emirates 52
29 1 NEXUS Manchester United Kingdom 52
30 1 NEXUS Frankfurt Germany 52
31 1 NEXUS Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States 52
32 1 NEXUS Oslo Norway 51
33 1 NEXUS Leipzig Germany 51
34 1 NEXUS Kyoto Kyoto Japan 50
35 1 NEXUS Shanghai Shanghai China 50
36 1 NEXUS Montréal Canada 50
37 1 NEXUS Osaka Osaka Japan 50
38 1 NEXUS Brussels Belgium 50
39 1 NEXUS Vancouver Canada 50
40 1 NEXUS Raleigh-Durham North Carolina United States 50
41 2 HUB Marseille France 49
42 2 HUB Houston Texas United States 49
43 2 HUB Düsseldorf Germany 49
44 2 HUB Austin Texas United States 49
45 2 HUB Strasbourg France 49
46 2 HUB Dallas-Fort Worth Texas United States 49
47 2 HUB Orlando Florida United States 49
48 2 HUB Miami Florida United States 48
49 2 HUB Atlanta Georgia United States 48
50 2 HUB Beijing Beijing China 48
51 2 HUB The Hague Netherlands 48
52 2 HUB San Diego California United States 48
53 2 HUB Cologne Germany 48
54 2 HUB Bordeaux France 48
55 2 HUB Portland Oregon United States 48
56 2 HUB Barcelona Spain 48
57 2 HUB Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota United States 48
58 2 HUB Milan Italy 48
59 2 HUB Zürich Switzerland 48
60 2 HUB Brisbane QLD Australia 48
61 2 HUB Kobe Hyogo Japan 48
62 2 HUB Prague Czech Republic 48
63 2 HUB Moscow Russia 48
64 2 HUB Budapest Hungary 48
65 2 HUB Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 47
66 2 HUB Edinburgh United Kingdom 47
67 2 HUB Newark New Jersey United States 47
68 2 HUB Toulouse France 47
69 2 HUB Québec Canada 47
70 2 HUB Denver Colorado United States 47
71 2 HUB Rotterdam Netherlands 47
72 2 HUB Dresden Germany 47
73 2 HUB Geneva Switzerland 47
74 2 HUB Shenzhen Guangdong China 47
75 2 HUB Karlsruhe Germany 47
76 2 HUB Rome Italy 47
77 2 HUB Bilbao Spain 47
78 2 HUB Kansas City KO/MO United States 47
79 2 HUB Hannover Germany 47
80 2 HUB Nantes France 47
81 2 HUB St Petersburg Russia 47
82 2 HUB Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States 47
83 2 HUB Tampa Florida United States 47
84 2 HUB Richmond Virginia United States 47
85 2 HUB Baltimore Maryland United States 47
86 2 HUB Santa Ana-Anaheim California United States 47
87 2 HUB Taipei Taiwan 46
88 2 HUB Fukuoka Fukoaka Japan 46
89 2 HUB Montpellier France 46
90 2 HUB Busan South Korea 46
91 2 HUB Mumbai Maharashtra India 46
92 2 HUB Calgary Alberta Canada 46
93 2 HUB Madrid Spain 46
94 2 HUB Torino Italy 46
95 2 HUB Ann Arbor Michigan United States 46
96 2 HUB Glasgow United Kingdom 46
97 2 HUB Providence Rhode Island United States 46
98 2 HUB Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 46
99 2 HUB Istanbul Turkey 46
100 2 HUB Tallahassee Florida United States 46
101 2 HUB Las Vegas Nevada United States 46
102 2 HUB Manchester New Hampshire United States 46
103 2 HUB Nice France 46
104 2 HUB Belgrade Serbia 46
105 2 HUB Incheon South Korea 45
106 2 HUB Auckland New Zealand 45
107 2 HUB Mannheim-Heidelberg Germany 45
108 2 HUB Dublin Ireland 45
109 2 HUB Warsaw Poland 45
110 2 HUB Nuremberg Germany 45
111 2 HUB Antwerp Belgium 45
112 2 HUB Essen Germany 45
113 2 HUB Eindhoven North Brabant Netherlands 45
114 2 HUB Bristol United Kingdom 45
115 2 HUB Bonn Germany 45
116 2 HUB Dortmund Germany 45
117 2 HUB Salt Lake City Utah United States 45
118 2 HUB Boulder Colorado United States 45
119 2 HUB Rochester New York United States 45
120 2 HUB Buffalo New York United States 45
121 2 HUB Wellington New Zealand 45
122 2 HUB Edmonton Canada 45
123 2 HUB São Paulo Brazil 45
124 2 HUB Lille France 45
125 2 HUB Boise Idaho United States 45
126 2 HUB Luxembourg Luxembourg 45
127 2 HUB Nanjing Jiangsu China 45
128 2 HUB Cape Town South Africa 45
129 2 HUB Bangkok Thailand 45
130 2 HUB Jerusalem Israel 45
131 2 HUB Charlotte North Carolina United States 45
132 2 HUB Berkeley California United States 45
133 2 HUB Des Moines Iowa United States 45
134 2 HUB San Antonio Texas United States 45
135 2 HUB Aachen Germany 45
136 2 HUB Liverpool United Kingdom 45
137 2 HUB Kiel Germany 45
138 3 NODE Rio De Janeiro Brazil 44
139 3 NODE Colorado Springs Colorado United States 44
140 3 NODE Ventura-Oxnard California United States 44
141 3 NODE Albany New York United States 44
142 3 NODE Spokane Washington United States 44
143 3 NODE Reims France 44
144 3 NODE Memphis Tennessee United States 44
145 3 NODE Jacksonville Florida United States 44
146 3 NODE Charlottesville Virginia United States 44
147 3 NODE Graz Austria 44
148 3 NODE Lisbon Portugal 44
149 3 NODE Bremen Germany 44
150 3 NODE Linz Austria 44
151 3 NODE Utrecht Netherlands 44
152 3 NODE Norfolk-Virginia Beach Virginia United States 44
153 3 NODE Sacramento California United States 44
154 3 NODE Oporto Portugal 44
155 3 NODE Basel Switzerland 44
156 3 NODE Odense Southern Denmark Denmark 44
157 3 NODE Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 44
158 3 NODE Yokohama Kanagawa Japan 44
159 3 NODE Milwaukee Wisconsin United States 44
160 3 NODE Adelaide SA Australia 44
161 3 NODE Cleveland Ohio United States 44
162 3 NODE Savannah Georgia United States 44
163 3 NODE Bochum North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 44
164 3 NODE Riverside California United States 44
165 3 NODE Duisburg North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 44
166 3 NODE Birmingham Alabama United States 44
167 3 NODE St Louis Missouri United States 44
168 3 NODE Oakland California United States 44
169 3 NODE Fort Lauderdale Florida United States 44
170 3 NODE Honolulu Hawaii United States 44
171 3 NODE Rennes France 44
172 3 NODE Hartford Connecticut United States 43
173 3 NODE Saint-Étienne Rhône-Alpes France 43
174 3 NODE Leuven Flemish Brabant Belgium 43
175 3 NODE Rouen Haute-Normandie France 43
176 3 NODE Nashville Tennessee United States 43
177 3 NODE Phoenix Arizona United States 43
178 3 NODE Syracuse New York United States 43
179 3 NODE Lucerne Switzerland 43
180 3 NODE Malmö Scania Sweden 43
181 3 NODE Tucson Arizona United States 43
182 3 NODE Suzhou Jiangsu China 43
183 3 NODE Perth WA Australia 43
184 3 NODE Bangalore Karnataka India 43
185 3 NODE Gold Coast QLD Australia 43
186 3 NODE Daegu South Korea 43
187 3 NODE Mexico City Mexico 43
188 3 NODE Canberra ACT Australia 43
189 3 NODE Chengdu Sichuan China 43
190 3 NODE Guangzhou Guangdong China 43
191 3 NODE Nagoya Aichi Japan 43
192 3 NODE Grand Rapids Michigan United States 43
193 3 NODE Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan 43
194 3 NODE Bakersfield California United States 43
195 3 NODE Sapporo Hokkaido Japan 43
196 3 NODE Springfield Massachusetts United States 43
197 3 NODE Stockton California United States 43
198 3 NODE Charleston South Carolina United States 43
199 3 NODE Ljubljana Slovenia 43
200 3 NODE Fresno California United States 43
201 3 NODE Rochester Minnesota United States 43
202 3 NODE Green Bay Wisconsin United States 43
203 3 NODE Bern Switzerland 43
204 3 NODE Birmingham United Kingdom 43
205 3 NODE Madison Wisconsin United States 43
206 3 NODE Corpus Christi Texas United States 43
207 3 NODE Belfast United Kingdom 43
208 3 NODE Hangzhou Zhejiang China 43
209 3 NODE Cannes France 43
210 3 NODE Salzburg Austria 43
211 3 NODE Kingston-Upon-Hull United Kingdom 43
212 3 NODE Dijon Bourgogne France 43
213 3 NODE Yekaterinburg Sverdlovsk Oblast Russia 43
214 3 NODE Florence Italy 43
215 3 NODE Cardiff United Kingdom 43
216 3 NODE Leeds United Kingdom 43
217 3 NODE Greensboro North Carolina United States 43
218 3 NODE Allentown Pennsylvania United States 43
219 3 NODE Wichita Kansas United States 43
220 3 NODE Roanoke Virginia United States 43
221 3 NODE Cincinnati Ohio United States 42
222 3 NODE Kazan Tatarstan Russia 42
223 3 NODE New Orleans Louisiana United States 42
224 3 NODE Bridgeport Connecticut United States 42
225 3 NODE Ulsan South Korea 42
226 3 NODE New Haven Connecticut United States 42
227 3 NODE Gothenburg Sweden 42
228 3 NODE Detroit Michigan United States 42
229 3 NODE Montgomery Alabama United States 42
230 3 NODE Le Havre Upper Normandy France 42
231 3 NODE Lancaster Pennsylvania United States 42
232 3 NODE Changchun, Jilin Jilin China 42
233 3 NODE Zagreb Croatia 42
234 3 NODE Tianjin Tianjin China 42
235 3 NODE Bratislava Slovakia 42
236 3 NODE Dalian Liaoning China 42
237 3 NODE Gdansk Poland 42
238 3 NODE Hiroshima Japan 42
239 3 NODE Venice Italy 42
240 3 NODE Nagasaki Nagasaki Japan 42
241 3 NODE Grenoble Rhône-Alpes France 42
242 3 NODE Buenos Aires Argentina 42
243 3 NODE Gent Belgium 42
244 3 NODE Coventry United Kingdom 42
245 3 NODE Modesto California United States 42
246 3 NODE Liège Belgium 42
247 3 NODE Bath & NE Somerset United Kingdom 42
248 3 NODE Indianapolis Indiana United States 42
249 3 NODE Macau Macau China 42
250 3 NODE Athens Greece 41
251 3 NODE Doha Qatar 41
252 3 NODE Sheffield Yorkshire United Kingdom 41
253 3 NODE Novosibirsk Novosibirsk Oblast Russia 41
254 3 NODE Ottawa Canada 41
255 3 NODE Columbus Ohio United States 41
256 3 NODE Delhi Delhi India 41
257 3 NODE Tallinn Estonia 41
258 3 NODE Springfield Illinois United States 41
259 3 NODE Metz Lorraine France 41
260 3 NODE El Paso Texas United States 41
261 3 NODE Winnipeg Canada 41
262 3 NODE Chennai Chennai India 41
263 3 NODE Daejeon Chungnam South Korea 41
264 3 NODE Limoges Limousin France 41
265 3 NODE Medellin Colombia 41
266 3 NODE Samara Samara Oblast Russia 41
267 3 NODE Pune Maharashtra India 41
268 3 NODE Dongguan Guangdong China 41
269 3 NODE Bologna Italy 41
270 3 NODE Parma Italy 41
271 3 NODE Louisville Kentucky United States 41
272 3 NODE Xi’an Shanxi China 40
273 3 NODE Adana Adana Turkey 40
274 3 NODE Albuquerque New Mexico United States 40
275 3 NODE Cedar Rapids Iowa United States 40
276 3 NODE Lexington Kentucky United States 40
277 3 NODE Xiamen Fujian China 40
278 3 NODE Hobart TAS Australia 40
279 3 NODE Baton Rouge Louisiana United States 40
280 3 NODE Wuhan Hubei China 40
281 3 NODE Toledo Ohio United States 40
282 3 NODE Nizhny Novgorod Russia 40
283 3 NODE Augusta Georgia United States 40
284 3 NODE Riga Latvia 40
285 3 NODE Málaga Spain 40
286 3 NODE Omaha Nebraska United States 40
287 3 NODE Verona Italy 40
288 3 NODE Halifax Canada 40
289 3 NODE Newcastle-upon-Tyne United Kingdom 40
290 3 NODE Greenville South Carolina United States 40
291 3 NODE Sofia Bulgaria 40
292 3 NODE Pamplona Spain 40
293 3 NODE Curitiba Brazil 40
294 3 NODE Tulsa Oklahoma United States 40
295 3 NODE Columbia South Carolina United States 40
296 3 NODE Seville Spain 40
297 3 NODE Bozeman Montana United States 40
298 3 NODE Hamilton Canada 40
299 3 NODE Valencia Spain 40
300 3 NODE Monterrey Mexico 40
301 3 NODE Brasilia Brazil 40
302 3 NODE Little Rock Arkansas United States 40
303 3 NODE Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 40
304 4 INFLUENCER Suwon Gyeonggi-do South Korea 39
305 4 INFLUENCER Jeddah Saudi Arabia 39
306 4 INFLUENCER Wollongong NSW Australia 39
307 4 INFLUENCER Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 39
308 4 INFLUENCER Geelong VIC Australia 39
309 4 INFLUENCER Trieste Italy 39
310 4 INFLUENCER Ankara Turkey 39
311 4 INFLUENCER Kuwait City Kuwait 39
312 4 INFLUENCER Bucharest Romania 39
313 4 INFLUENCER Beirut Lebanon 39
314 4 INFLUENCER Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Oblast Russia 39
315 4 INFLUENCER Bogotá Colombia 39
316 4 INFLUENCER Jackson Mississippi United States 39
317 4 INFLUENCER Rostov-na-Donu Russia 39
318 4 INFLUENCER Bendigo VIC Australia 39
319 4 INFLUENCER Zhuhai Guangdong China 39
320 4 INFLUENCER Winston-Salem North Carolina United States 39
321 4 INFLUENCER Knoxville Tennessee United States 39
322 4 INFLUENCER Kitchener Canada 39
323 4 INFLUENCER Springfield Missouri United States 39
324 4 INFLUENCER Reno Nevada United States 39
325 4 INFLUENCER London Canada 39
326 4 INFLUENCER Chattanooga Tennessee United States 39
327 4 INFLUENCER Ballarat VIC Australia 39
328 4 INFLUENCER Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia 39
329 4 INFLUENCER Padova Italy 39
330 4 INFLUENCER Modena Italy 39
331 4 INFLUENCER Vilnius Lithuania 39
332 4 INFLUENCER Katowice Poland 39
333 4 INFLUENCER Reykjavik Iceland 39
334 4 INFLUENCER Kraków Poland 39
335 4 INFLUENCER Anchorage Alaska United States 38
336 4 INFLUENCER Fredericton – St John New Brunswick Canada 38
337 4 INFLUENCER Hanoi Hanoi Vietnam 38
338 4 INFLUENCER Akron Ohio United States 38
339 4 INFLUENCER Moncton New Brunswick Canada 38
340 4 INFLUENCER Hyderabad Hyderabad India 38
341 4 INFLUENCER Christchurch New Zealand 38
342 4 INFLUENCER Panama City Panama 38
343 4 INFLUENCER Tomsk Tomsk Oblast Russia 38
344 4 INFLUENCER Colombo Western Province Sri Lanka 38
345 4 INFLUENCER Baku Azerbaijan 38
346 4 INFLUENCER Kosice Slovakia 38
347 4 INFLUENCER Newcastle NSW Australia 38
348 4 INFLUENCER Jakarta Indonesia 38
349 4 INFLUENCER Gijón Asturias Spain 38
350 4 INFLUENCER Lviv Lviv Oblast Ukraine 38
351 4 INFLUENCER Izmir Turkey 38
352 4 INFLUENCER Qingdao Shandong China 38
353 4 INFLUENCER Manila Philippines 38
354 4 INFLUENCER Perm Perm Krai Russia 38
355 4 INFLUENCER Saratov Saratov Oblast Russia 38
356 4 INFLUENCER Queenstown New Zealand 38
357 4 INFLUENCER Salvador Bahia Brazil 38
358 4 INFLUENCER Brno South Moravian Region Czech Republic 38
359 4 INFLUENCER Dubrovnik Croatia 38
360 4 INFLUENCER Cairo Egypt 38
361 4 INFLUENCER Kiev Ukraine 38
362 4 INFLUENCER Shenyang Liaoning China 38
363 4 INFLUENCER Ahmedabad India 37
364 4 INFLUENCER Dayton Ohio United States 37
365 4 INFLUENCER Chongqing Chongqing China 37
366 4 INFLUENCER Belo Horizonte Brazil 37
367 4 INFLUENCER Harbin Heilongjiang China 37
368 4 INFLUENCER Thessaloniki Greece 37
369 4 INFLUENCER Casablanca Morocco 37
370 4 INFLUENCER Zhengzhou Henan China 37
371 4 INFLUENCER Omsk Omsk Oblast Russia 37
372 4 INFLUENCER Lincoln Nebraska United States 37
373 4 INFLUENCER Puebla Puebla Mexico 37
374 4 INFLUENCER Recife Pernambuco Brazil 37
375 4 INFLUENCER Surat Gujarat India 36
376 4 INFLUENCER Chrisinau Moldova 36
377 4 INFLUENCER Amman Jordan 36
378 4 INFLUENCER Volgograd Volgograd Oblast Russia 36
379 4 INFLUENCER Cordoba Argentina 36
380 4 INFLUENCER Durban South Africa 36
381 4 INFLUENCER Vladivostok Primorsky Krai Russia 36
382 4 INFLUENCER San Salvador El Salvador 36
383 4 INFLUENCER Porto Alegre Brazil 36
384 4 INFLUENCER San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica 36
385 4 INFLUENCER Tirana Albania 35
386 4 INFLUENCER Manama Bahrain 35
387 4 INFLUENCER Guadalajara Mexico 35
388 4 INFLUENCER Valparaíso Valparaíso Chile 35
389 4 INFLUENCER Caracas Venezuela 35
390 4 INFLUENCER Rabat Morocco 35
391 4 INFLUENCER Muscat Oman 35
392 4 INFLUENCER Timisoara Romania 35
393 4 INFLUENCER Santo Domingo, DR Dominican Republic 35
394 4 INFLUENCER Izhevsk Udmurt Republic Russia 35
395 5 UPSTART Montevideo Uruguay 34
396 5 UPSTART Santiago Chile 34
397 5 UPSTART Odessa Odessa Oblast Ukraine 34
398 5 UPSTART Riyadh Saudi Arabia 34
399 5 UPSTART Johannesburg South Africa 34
400 5 UPSTART Kharkov Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine 34
401 5 UPSTART Alexandria Egypt 34
402 5 UPSTART Dnepropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukraine 34
403 5 UPSTART Lima Peru 34
404 5 UPSTART Granada Spain 34
405 5 UPSTART Barnaul Altai Krai Russia 34
406 5 UPSTART Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India 34
407 5 UPSTART Orenburg Orenburg Oblast Russia 34
408 5 UPSTART Tolyatti Samara Oblast Russia 34
409 5 UPSTART Yantai-Weihai Shandong China 34
410 5 UPSTART Quito Ecuador 34
411 5 UPSTART Pachuca Hidalgo Mexico 34
412 5 UPSTART Dhaka Bangladesh 34
413 5 UPSTART Bursa, Turkey Bursa Turkey 33
414 5 UPSTART Jaipur Rajasthan India 33
415 5 UPSTART Kanpur Uttar Pradesh India 33
416 5 UPSTART Simferopol Crimea Ukraine 33
417 5 UPSTART Donetsk Donetsk Oblast Ukraine 33
418 5 UPSTART Sevastopol Sevastopol Ukraine 32
419 5 UPSTART Tbilisi Georgia 32
420 5 UPSTART Zaporozhye Zaporizhia Oblast Ukraine 32
421 5 UPSTART Havana Havana Cuba 32
422 5 UPSTART Kolkata West Bengal India 31
423 5 UPSTART Phnom Penh, Cam Phnom Penh Cambodia 31
424 5 UPSTART Madurai Tamil Nadu India 31
425 5 UPSTART Bandung West Java Indonesia 31
426 5 UPSTART Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh 31
427 5 UPSTART Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 30
428 5 UPSTART Addis Ababa Ethiopia 30
429 5 UPSTART Dar es Salaam Tanzania 30
430 5 UPSTART Algiers Algeria 30
431 Skopje Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 29
432 Almaty Kazakhstan 29
433 Tegucigalpa Honduras 29
434 Nairobi Kenya 29
435 Minsk Belarus 28
436 San Juan Puerto Rico 28
437 Yangon Yangon Region Burma 28
438 Karachi Pakistan 27
439 Dakar Senegal 27
440 Port Louis Mauritius 27
441 Lahore Pakistan 26
442 Luanda Angola 26
443 Lagos Nigeria 24
444 Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo 20
445 Kabul Kabul Afghanistan 18

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