Innovation Cities™ Index 2015: Asia

< Back to Index Home

AsiaAsian city innovation classifications and rankings 2015 for China, Japan, Australia, NZ, India, Korea and Asia.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with top Asian cities from 500 benchmark cities classified, and top cities ranked in 2015. 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.

Index Resources: Annual Overview | FAQ | Media Release


Innovation Cities™ Index 2015 : Asia

2015 Indexes: Global | Top 100Americas | EuropeAsiaEmerging | Newcomers

Want to reproduce this list? You Can. First, see ‘Reproducing this list’ below.

Rank Name State Country Class Score Region Sub Region
5 Seoul South Korea 1 NEXUS 55 ASIA ASIA
8 Singapore Singapore 1 NEXUS 54 ASIA ASIA
10 Tokyo Tokyo Japan 1 NEXUS 54 ASIA JAPAN
18 Sydney NSW Australia 1 NEXUS 53 ASIA ANZ
20 Shanghai Shanghai China 1 NEXUS 53 ASIA CHINA
22 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 NEXUS 53 ASIA CHINA
32 Osaka Osaka Japan 1 NEXUS 51 ASIA JAPAN
33 Melbourne VIC Australia 1 NEXUS 51 ASIA ANZ
36 Kyoto Kyoto Japan 1 NEXUS 51 ASIA JAPAN
40 Beijing Beijing China 1 NEXUS 50 ASIA CHINA
52 Taipei Taiwan 2 HUB 49 ASIA CHINA
57 Brisbane QLD Australia 2 HUB 48 ASIA ANZ
66 Kobe Hyogo Japan 2 HUB 48 ASIA JAPAN
74 Mumbai Maharashtra India 2 HUB 47 ASIA INDIA
75 Shenzhen Guangdong China 2 HUB 47 ASIA CHINA
88 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2 HUB 47 ASIA ASIA
90 Busan South Korea 2 HUB 47 ASIA ASIA
96 Incheon South Korea 2 HUB 47 ASIA ASIA
98 Auckland New Zealand 2 HUB 46 ASIA ANZ
106 Fukuoka Fukoaka Japan 2 HUB 46 ASIA JAPAN
114 Wellington New Zealand 2 HUB 45 ASIA ANZ
121 Nanjing Jiangsu China 2 HUB 45 ASIA CHINA
133 Bangkok Thailand 2 HUB 45 ASIA ASIA
156 Perth WA Australia 3 NODE 44 ASIA ANZ
164 Yokohama Kanagawa Japan 3 NODE 44 ASIA JAPAN
168 Daegu South Korea 3 NODE 44 ASIA ASIA
169 Nagoya Aichi Japan 3 NODE 44 ASIA JAPAN
184 Suzhou Jiangsu China 3 NODE 43 ASIA CHINA
185 Bangalore Karnataka India 3 NODE 43 ASIA INDIA
186 Adelaide SA Australia 3 NODE 43 ASIA ANZ
187 Gold Coast QLD Australia 3 NODE 43 ASIA ANZ
190 Canberra ACT Australia 3 NODE 43 ASIA ANZ
192 Chengdu Sichuan China 3 NODE 43 ASIA CHINA
193 Guangzhou Guangdong China 3 NODE 43 ASIA CHINA
198 Sapporo Hokkaido Japan 3 NODE 43 ASIA JAPAN
209 Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan 3 NODE 43 ASIA CHINA
211 Changchun, Jilin Jilin China 3 NODE 43 ASIA CHINA
214 Ulsan South Korea 3 NODE 43 ASIA ASIA
216 Hangzhou Zhejiang China 3 NODE 43 ASIA CHINA
222 Chennai Chennai India 3 NODE 42 ASIA INDIA
238 Tianjin Tianjin China 3 NODE 42 ASIA CHINA
239 Hiroshima Japan 3 NODE 42 ASIA JAPAN
240 Dalian Liaoning China 3 NODE 42 ASIA CHINA
243 Nagasaki Nagasaki Japan 3 NODE 42 ASIA JAPAN
249 Daejeon Chungnam South Korea 3 NODE 42 ASIA ASIA
251 Macau Macau China 3 NODE 42 ASIA CHINA
256 Delhi Delhi India 3 NODE 41 ASIA INDIA
258 Colombo Western Province Sri Lanka 3 NODE 41 ASIA ASIA
265 Dongguan Guangdong China 3 NODE 41 ASIA CHINA
270 Xi’an Shanxi China 3 NODE 41 ASIA CHINA
281 Suwon Gyeonggi-do South Korea 3 NODE 41 ASIA ASIA
283 Pune Maharashtra India 3 NODE 40 ASIA INDIA
284 Wollongong NSW Australia 3 NODE 40 ASIA ANZ
286 Chongqing Chongqing China 3 NODE 40 ASIA CHINA
288 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 3 NODE 40 ASIA ASIA
290 Xiamen Fujian China 3 NODE 40 ASIA CHINA
292 Hobart TAS Australia 3 NODE 40 ASIA ANZ
293 Wuhan Hubei China 3 NODE 40 ASIA CHINA
299 Jakarta Indonesia 3 NODE 40 ASIA ASIA
306 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia 3 NODE 40 ASIA ASIA
315 Hyderabad Hyderabad India 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA INDIA
317 Ballarat VIC Australia 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA ANZ
319 Manila Philippines 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA ASIA
326 Christchurch New Zealand 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA ANZ
328 Geelong VIC Australia 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA ANZ
330 Bendigo VIC Australia 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA ANZ
333 Hanoi Hanoi Vietnam 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA ASIA
338 Zhuhai Guangdong China 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA CHINA
342 Ahmedabad India 4 INFLUENCER 39 ASIA INDIA
346 Newcastle NSW Australia 4 INFLUENCER 38 ASIA ANZ
354 Qingdao Shandong China 4 INFLUENCER 38 ASIA CHINA
357 Harbin Heilongjiang China 4 INFLUENCER 38 ASIA CHINA
358 Queenstown New Zealand 4 INFLUENCER 38 ASIA ANZ
359 Shenyang Liaoning China 4 INFLUENCER 38 ASIA CHINA
373 Zhengzhou Henan China 4 INFLUENCER 37 ASIA CHINA
380 Surat Gujarat India 4 INFLUENCER 36 ASIA INDIA
391 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India 4 INFLUENCER 35 ASIA INDIA
401 Kolkata West Bengal India 5 UPSTART 34 ASIA INDIA
405 Dhaka Bangladesh 5 UPSTART 34 ASIA ASIA
408 Yantai-Weihai Shandong China 5 UPSTART 34 ASIA CHINA
414 Jaipur Rajasthan India 5 UPSTART 33 ASIA INDIA
415 Kanpur Uttar Pradesh India 5 UPSTART 33 ASIA INDIA
420 Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh 5 UPSTART 32 ASIA ASIA
422 Phnom Penh, Cam Phnom Penh Cambodia 5 UPSTART 32 ASIA ASIA
428 Madurai Tamil Nadu India 5 UPSTART 31 ASIA INDIA
429 Bandung West Java Indonesia 5 UPSTART 31 ASIA ASIA
436 Yangon Yangon Region Burma 0 28 ASIA ASIA

Index Resources: Annual Overview | FAQ | Media Release

For more information about the regions and sub-regions, click here.

Reproducing this list.

The indexes and supporting materials are copyright and used under license by 2thinknow. You may reproduce the statistics and indexes in any reasonable form, graphics, or data mash-up as long as you attribute it to 2thinknow and do not modify the numbers or otherwise mislead. The easy correct way to do this is as follows:

Source: 2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Index 2015: www.innovation-cities.com
[or just link to the page you are referencing]

2thinknow do reserve all rights, including the right to ask content to be removed.