Innovation Cities™ Index 2015: Emerging

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emergingMid-East, Africa and Eurasia city innovation classifications and rankings, 2015.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 33 Emerging 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.

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Innovation Cities™ Index 2015 : Emerging

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

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Rank Name State Country Class Score Region Sub Region
Rank Name State Country Class Score Region Sub Region
23 Dubai United Arab Emirates 1 NEXUS 52 EMERGING MID-EAST
42 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 1 NEXUS 50 EMERGING MID-EAST
95 Istanbul Turkey 2 HUB 47 EMERGING MID-EAST
125 Cape Town South Africa 2 HUB 45 EMERGING AFRICA
217 Doha Qatar 3 NODE 43 EMERGING MID-EAST
272 Beirut Lebanon 3 NODE 41 EMERGING MID-EAST
316 Kuwait City Kuwait 4 INFLUENCER 39 EMERGING MID-EAST
321 Jeddah Saudi Arabia 4 INFLUENCER 39 EMERGING MID-EAST
324 Adana Adana Turkey 4 INFLUENCER 39 EMERGING MID-EAST
327 Ankara Turkey 4 INFLUENCER 39 EMERGING MID-EAST
347 Johannesburg South Africa 4 INFLUENCER 38 EMERGING AFRICA
360 Izmir Turkey 4 INFLUENCER 38 EMERGING MID-EAST
363 Cairo Egypt 4 INFLUENCER 38 EMERGING MID-EAST
364 Baku Azerbaijan 4 INFLUENCER 37 EMERGING EURASIA
369 Amman Jordan 4 INFLUENCER 37 EMERGING MID-EAST
371 Lviv Lviv Oblast Ukraine 4 INFLUENCER 37 EMERGING EURASIA
372 Kiev Ukraine 4 INFLUENCER 37 EMERGING EURASIA
379 Casablanca Morocco 4 INFLUENCER 36 EMERGING AFRICA
385 Durban South Africa 4 INFLUENCER 36 EMERGING AFRICA
387 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 4 INFLUENCER 35 EMERGING MID-EAST
389 Bursa, Turkey Bursa Turkey 4 INFLUENCER 35 EMERGING MID-EAST
392 Manama Bahrain 4 INFLUENCER 35 EMERGING MID-EAST
393 Rabat Morocco 4 INFLUENCER 35 EMERGING AFRICA
395 Muscat Oman 4 INFLUENCER 35 EMERGING MID-EAST
409 Odessa Odessa Oblast Ukraine 5 UPSTART 34 EMERGING EURASIA
410 Kharkov Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine 5 UPSTART 34 EMERGING EURASIA
411 Alexandria Egypt 5 UPSTART 34 EMERGING MID-EAST
412 Dnepropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukraine 5 UPSTART 34 EMERGING EURASIA
416 Tbilisi Georgia 5 UPSTART 33 EMERGING EURASIA
417 Donetsk Donetsk Oblast Ukraine 5 UPSTART 33 EMERGING EURASIA
418 Addis Ababa Ethiopia 5 UPSTART 32 EMERGING AFRICA
419 Sevastopol Sevastopol Ukraine 5 UPSTART 32 EMERGING EURASIA
421 Zaporozhye Zaporizhia Oblast Ukraine 5 UPSTART 32 EMERGING EURASIA
423 Simferopol Crimea Ukraine 5 UPSTART 32 EMERGING EURASIA
424 Almaty Kazakhstan 5 UPSTART 31 EMERGING EURASIA
425 Nairobi Kenya 5 UPSTART 31 EMERGING AFRICA
426 Karachi Pakistan 5 UPSTART 31 EMERGING EURASIA
427 Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 5 UPSTART 31 EMERGING EURASIA
431 Dar es Salaam Tanzania 5 UPSTART 30 EMERGING AFRICA
432 Algiers Algeria 5 UPSTART 30 EMERGING AFRICA
435 Minsk Belarus 0 28 EMERGING EURASIA
437 Dakar Senegal 0 28 EMERGING AFRICA
438 Port Louis Mauritius 0 27 EMERGING AFRICA
439 Lahore Pakistan 0 26 EMERGING EURASIA
440 Luanda Angola 0 26 EMERGING AFRICA
441 Lagos Nigeria 0 24 EMERGING AFRICA
442 Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 20 EMERGING AFRICA

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