Changes to the Innovation Cities™ Index 2015

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The following changes were made to the Innovation Cities™ Index 2015.

  1. Added 55 new cities from all 4 regions.
  2. More emerging cities included.
  3. Delay of publication to allow for these changes.

The index methodology remains largely unchanged from 2015 with the exception of changes to above.

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

 

Innovation Cities™ Index 2015 : Newcomers

 

Node Cities 2015 Newcomers.

 

Billings Montana United States AMERICAS USA
Burlington Vermont United States AMERICAS USA
Charleston West Virginia United States AMERICAS USA
Fargo North Dakota United States AMERICAS USA
Foshan Guangdong China ASIA CHINA
Fuji Japan ASIA JAPAN
Fuzhou Fujian China ASIA CHINA
Guimaraes Norte Portugal EUROPE EUROPE
Haifa Israel EUROPE MID-EAST
Kagoshima Japan ASIA JAPAN
Kawasaki Japan ASIA JAPAN
Napoli (Naples) Italy EUROPE EUROPE
Nottingham United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE
Portland Maine United States AMERICAS USA
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain EUROPE EUROPE
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina EUROPE EUROPE
Sharjah United Arab Emirates EMERGING MID-EAST
Southampton United Kingdom EUROPE EUROPE
Tehran Iran EMERGING MID-EAST
Wilmington Delaware United States AMERICAS USA
Wrocław Lower Silesian Poland EUROPE EUROPE
Wuppertal Germany EUROPE EUROPE
Yangzhou Jiangsu China ASIA CHINA

Influencer Cities 2015 Newcomers.

 

Ajman United Arab Emirates EMERGING MID-EAST
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates EMERGING MID-EAST
Antalya Turkey EUROPE MID-EAST
Cali Valle del Cauca Colombia AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Cartagena Colombia AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Cheyenne Wyoming United States AMERICAS USA
Guayaquil Guayas Ecuador AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Hefei Anhui China ASIA CHINA
Jinan Shandong China ASIA CHINA
Kingston Jamaica AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Kunming Yunnan China ASIA CHINA
La Paz La Paz Department Bolivia AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Nanchang Jiangxi China ASIA CHINA
Nanning Guangxi China ASIA CHINA
Nantong Jiangsu China ASIA CHINA
Nassau Bahamas AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Ningbo Zhejiang China ASIA CHINA
Quanzhou Fujian China ASIA CHINA
Shantou Guangdong China ASIA CHINA
Taichung Taiwan Taiwan ASIA CHINA
Tainan Taiwan Taiwan ASIA CHINA
Taiyuan Shanxi China ASIA CHINA
Wenzhou Zhejiang China ASIA CHINA
Wuxi Jiangsu China ASIA CHINA
Zhongshan Guangdong China ASIA CHINA

Upstart Cities 2015 Newcomers.

 

Astana Kazakhstan EMERGING EURASIA
Asuncion Paraguay AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Dushanbe Tajikistan EMERGING EURASIA
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Khartoum Sudan EMERGING AFRICA
Port Harcourt Nigeria EMERGING AFRICA
Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago AMERICAS LATIN AMERICA
Pretoria South Africa EMERGING AFRICA
Tunis Tunisia EMERGING AFRICA
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia ASIA ASIA

Note this year is a beta year for the above cities as we redevelop the methodology for greater participation and 20 new indicators in 2016. The above 57 cities will be fully benchmarked and included in the Index in 2016. The above are provisional classifications and may be upgraded in 2016.

Stay tuned for even more changes to the world’s first and leading ranking of cities as innovation economies, since 2007.