Innovation Cities™ Index 2015: Europe

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europeCity innovation classifications and rankings 2015 for Europe & Russia.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with all major European cities from 500 global benchmark cities classified, and top European 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 : Europe

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
1 London United Kingdom 1 NEXUS 57 EUROPE EUROPE
3 Vienna Austria 1 NEXUS 56 EUROPE EUROPE
7 Amsterdam Netherlands 1 NEXUS 55 EUROPE EUROPE
9 Paris France 1 NEXUS 54 EUROPE EUROPE
12 Munich Germany 1 NEXUS 54 EUROPE EUROPE
14 Berlin Germany 1 NEXUS 54 EUROPE EUROPE
15 Copenhagen Denmark 1 NEXUS 54 EUROPE EUROPE
17 Stockholm Sweden 1 NEXUS 53 EUROPE EUROPE
19 Tel Aviv Israel 1 NEXUS 53 EUROPE EUROPE
24 Stuttgart Germany 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
25 Helsinki Finland 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
26 Manchester United Kingdom 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
27 Barcelona Spain 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
28 Oslo Norway 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
30 Lyon France 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
31 Hamburg Germany 1 NEXUS 52 EUROPE EUROPE
34 Leipzig Germany 1 NEXUS 51 EUROPE EUROPE
37 Frankfurt Germany 1 NEXUS 51 EUROPE EUROPE
45 Moscow Russia 1 NEXUS 50 EUROPE RUSSIA
46 Brussels Belgium 1 NEXUS 50 EUROPE EUROPE
48 St Petersburg Russia 2 HUB 49 EUROPE RUSSIA
49 Milan Italy 2 HUB 49 EUROPE EUROPE
54 Marseille France 2 HUB 49 EUROPE EUROPE
55 Düsseldorf Germany 2 HUB 49 EUROPE EUROPE
56 Madrid Spain 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
58 Rome Italy 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
59 Cologne Germany 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
61 Dublin Ireland 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
63 Prague Czech Republic 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
64 Bilbao Spain 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
68 Edinburgh United Kingdom 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
70 Bordeaux France 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
71 Strasbourg France 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
72 Zürich Switzerland 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
73 Budapest Hungary 2 HUB 48 EUROPE EUROPE
76 Rotterdam Netherlands 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
78 Nice France 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
80 Karlsruhe Germany 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
82 Geneva Switzerland 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
84 The Hague Netherlands 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
85 Toulouse France 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
86 Warsaw Poland 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
89 Dresden Germany 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
91 Nantes France 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
92 Hannover Germany 2 HUB 47 EUROPE EUROPE
99 Oporto Portugal 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
100 Glasgow United Kingdom 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
101 Belgrade Serbia 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
103 Bristol United Kingdom 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
104 Torino Italy 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
105 Montpellier France 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
111 Eindhoven North Brabant Netherlands 2 HUB 46 EUROPE EUROPE
115 Lisbon Portugal 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
116 Mannheim-Heidelberg Germany 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
117 Nuremberg Germany 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
119 Antwerp Belgium 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
120 Aachen Germany 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
123 Essen Germany 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
126 Bonn Germany 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
127 Dortmund Germany 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
130 Lille France 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
131 Liverpool United Kingdom 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
132 Luxembourg Luxembourg 2 HUB 45 EUROPE EUROPE
148 Utrecht Netherlands 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
149 Birmingham United Kingdom 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
150 Graz Austria 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
151 Linz Austria 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
152 Reims France 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
154 Ljubljana Slovenia 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
155 Rennes France 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
157 Bremen Germany 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
160 Basel Switzerland 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
161 Odense Southern Denmark Denmark 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
162 Kiel Germany 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
165 Bochum North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
166 Duisburg North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
171 Jerusalem Israel 3 NODE 44 EUROPE EUROPE
173 Saint-Étienne Rhône-Alpes France 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
174 Salzburg Austria 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
175 Belfast United Kingdom 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
176 Leuven Flemish Brabant Belgium 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
177 Rouen Haute-Normandie France 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
182 Lucerne Switzerland 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
183 Malmö Scania Sweden 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
206 Cannes France 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
207 Cardiff United Kingdom 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
208 Leeds United Kingdom 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
210 Bern Switzerland 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
218 Kingston-Upon-Hull United Kingdom 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
219 Dijon Bourgogne France 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
220 Yekaterinburg Sverdlovsk Oblast Russia 3 NODE 43 EUROPE RUSSIA
221 Florence Italy 3 NODE 43 EUROPE EUROPE
223 Kazan Tatarstan Russia 3 NODE 42 EUROPE RUSSIA
232 Gothenburg Sweden 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
234 Le Havre Upper Normandy France 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
236 Bratislava Slovakia 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
237 Zagreb Croatia 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
241 Coventry United Kingdom 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
242 Gdansk Poland 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
244 Novosibirsk Novosibirsk Oblast Russia 3 NODE 42 EUROPE RUSSIA
245 Grenoble Rhône-Alpes France 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
246 Gent Belgium 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
247 Venice Italy 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
250 Liège Belgium 3 NODE 42 EUROPE EUROPE
252 Tallinn Estonia 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
253 Bucharest Romania 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
254 Sofia Bulgaria 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
257 Sheffield Yorkshire United Kingdom 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
268 Metz Lorraine France 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
273 Nizhny Novgorod Russia 3 NODE 41 EUROPE RUSSIA
276 Limoges Limousin France 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
277 Bath & NE Somerset United Kingdom 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
278 Bologna Italy 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
279 Parma Italy 3 NODE 41 EUROPE EUROPE
280 Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia 3 NODE 41 EUROPE RUSSIA
282 Samara Samara Oblast Russia 3 NODE 41 EUROPE RUSSIA
289 Rostov-na-Donu Russia 3 NODE 40 EUROPE RUSSIA
291 Verona Italy 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
295 Riga Latvia 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
296 Newcastle-upon-Tyne United Kingdom 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
297 Athens Greece 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
300 Málaga Spain 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
303 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Oblast Russia 3 NODE 40 EUROPE RUSSIA
307 Pamplona Spain 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
309 Valencia Spain 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
311 Seville Spain 3 NODE 40 EUROPE EUROPE
318 Trieste Italy 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
323 Padova Italy 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
325 Vilnius Lithuania 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
331 Modena Italy 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
332 Kraków Poland 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
336 Katowice Poland 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
337 Reykjavik Iceland 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE EUROPE
339 Tomsk Tomsk Oblast Russia 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE RUSSIA
340 Perm Perm Krai Russia 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE RUSSIA
341 Saratov Saratov Oblast Russia 4 INFLUENCER 39 EUROPE RUSSIA
344 Brno South Moravian Region Czech Republic 4 INFLUENCER 38 EUROPE EUROPE
345 Kosice Slovakia 4 INFLUENCER 38 EUROPE EUROPE
353 Gijón Asturias Spain 4 INFLUENCER 38 EUROPE EUROPE
361 Dubrovnik Croatia 4 INFLUENCER 38 EUROPE EUROPE
362 Omsk Omsk Oblast Russia 4 INFLUENCER 38 EUROPE RUSSIA
365 Volgograd Volgograd Oblast Russia 4 INFLUENCER 37 EUROPE RUSSIA
367 Vladivostok Primorsky Krai Russia 4 INFLUENCER 37 EUROPE RUSSIA
368 Thessaloniki Greece 4 INFLUENCER 37 EUROPE EUROPE
376 Tirana Albania 4 INFLUENCER 36 EUROPE EUROPE
381 Chisinau Moldova 4 INFLUENCER 36 EUROPE EUROPE
396 Timisoara Romania 4 INFLUENCER 35 EUROPE EUROPE
400 Izhevsk Udmurt Republic Russia 4 INFLUENCER 35 EUROPE RUSSIA
403 Granada Spain 5 UPSTART 34 EUROPE EUROPE
404 Barnaul Altai Krai Russia 5 UPSTART 34 EUROPE RUSSIA
406 Orenburg Orenburg Oblast Russia 5 UPSTART 34 EUROPE RUSSIA
407 Tolyatti Samara Oblast Russia 5 UPSTART 34 EUROPE RUSSIA
430 Skopje Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 5 UPSTART 30 EUROPE EUROPE

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