Innovation Cities™ Index 2016-2017: Asia

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AsiaAsian city innovation classifications and rankings 2016-2017 for China, Japan, Australia, NZ, India, Korea and Asia.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 108 cities across Asia from 500 benchmark cities classified, and all cities ranked in 2016-2017. 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 2016-2017 : Asia

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Rank City Name State Province Designated Class. Score Sub Region
1 Tokyo Tokyo Japan 1 NEXUS 56 JAPAN
2 Singapore Singapore Singapore 1 NEXUS 54 ASIA PAC
3 Seoul Seoul South Korea 1 NEXUS 53 ASIA PAC
4 Sydney NSW Australia 1 NEXUS 53 ANZ
5 Melbourne VIC Australia 1 NEXUS 50 ANZ
6 Beijing Beijing China 1 NEXUS 49 CHINA
7 Shanghai Shanghai China 1 NEXUS 49 CHINA
8 Hong Kong Hong Kong China 1 NEXUS 48 CHINA
9 Osaka Osaka (excludes Kobe) Japan 1 NEXUS 46 JAPAN
10 Brisbane QLD Australia 2 HUB 45 ANZ
11 Shenzhen Guangdong China 2 HUB 44 CHINA
12 Kyoto Kyoto Japan 2 HUB 44 JAPAN
13 Taipei Taiwan Taiwan 2 HUB 44 CHINA
14 Busan South Korea 2 HUB 44 ASIA PAC
15 Perth WA Australia 2 HUB 44 ANZ
16 Auckland Greater Auckland New Zealand 2 HUB 43 ANZ
17 Mumbai Maharashtra India 2 HUB 43 INDIA
18 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2 HUB 43 ASIA PAC
19 Guangzhou Guangdong China 2 HUB 43 CHINA
20 Wellington Wellington New Zealand 2 HUB 42 ANZ
21 Incheon South Korea 2 HUB 42 ASIA PAC
22 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand 2 HUB 42 ASIA PAC
23 Nagoya Aichi Japan 2 HUB 42 JAPAN
24 Yokohama Kanagawa Japan 2 HUB 41 JAPAN
25 Fukuoka Fukuoka Prefecture Japan 2 HUB 41 JAPAN
26 Sapporo Hokkaido Japan 2 HUB 41 JAPAN
27 Canberra ACT Australia 2 HUB 41 ANZ
28 Daegu North Gyeongsang South Korea 2 HUB 41 ASIA PAC
29 Bangalore Karnataka India 2 HUB 41 INDIA
30 Adelaide SA Australia 2 HUB 41 ANZ
31 Delhi Delhi India 3 NODE 40 INDIA
32 Daejeon Chungnam South Korea 3 NODE 40 ASIA PAC
33 Nagasaki Nagasaki Japan 3 NODE 40 JAPAN
34 Ulsan South Korea 3 NODE 40 ASIA PAC
35 Christchurch South island New Zealand 3 NODE 40 ANZ
36 Jakarta Jakarta Indonesia 3 NODE 39 ASIA PAC
37 Gold Coast QLD Australia 3 NODE 39 ANZ
38 Nanjing Jiangsu China 3 NODE 39 CHINA
39 Hiroshima Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan 3 NODE 39 JAPAN
40 Tianjin Tianjin China 3 NODE 39 CHINA
41 Suzhou Jiangsu China 3 NODE 39 CHINA
42 Chengdu Sichuan China 3 NODE 39 CHINA
43 Chennai Tamil Nadu India 3 NODE 38 INDIA
44 Hobart TAS Australia 3 NODE 38 ANZ
45 Suwon Gyeonggi-do South Korea 3 NODE 38 ASIA PAC
46 Chongqing Chongqing China 3 NODE 38 CHINA
47 Dongguan Guangdong China 3 NODE 38 CHINA
48 Dalian Liaoning China 3 NODE 38 CHINA
49 Wollongong NSW Australia 3 NODE 38 ANZ
50 Hangzhou Zhejiang China 3 NODE 38 CHINA
51 Xiamen Fujian China 3 NODE 38 CHINA
52 Ho Chi Minh City South Vietnam Vietnam 3 NODE 37 ASIA PAC
53 Colombo Sri Lanka 3 NODE 37 ASIA PAC
54 Wuhan Hubei China 3 NODE 37 CHINA
55 Kagoshima Japan 3 NODE 37 JAPAN
56 Ningbo Zhejiang China 3 NODE 37 CHINA
57 Manila Manila Philippines 3 NODE 37 ASIA PAC
58 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia 3 NODE 36 ASIA PAC
59 Xi’an Shaanxi China 3 NODE 36 CHINA
60 Geelong VIC Australia 3 NODE 36 ANZ
61 Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh India 3 NODE 36 INDIA
62 Newcastle NSW Australia 3 NODE 36 ANZ
63 Ahmedabad Gujarat India 3 NODE 36 INDIA
64 Qingdao Shandong China 3 NODE 36 CHINA
65 Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan 3 NODE 36 CHINA
66 Kolkata West Bengal India 3 NODE 36 INDIA
67 Wuxi Jiangsu China 3 NODE 36 CHINA
68 Pune Maharashtra India 3 NODE 36 INDIA
69 Hanoi Hanoi Vietnam 3 NODE 35 ASIA PAC
70 Ballarat VIC Australia 3 NODE 35 ANZ
71 Macau Macau China 3 NODE 35 CHINA
72 Bendigo VIC Australia 3 NODE 35 ANZ
73 Harbin Heilongjiang China 3 NODE 35 CHINA
74 Kawasaki Japan 3 NODE 35 JAPAN
75 Changchun, Jilin Jilin China 3 NODE 35 CHINA
76 Queenstown Otago New Zealand 3 NODE 35 ANZ
77 Shenyang Liaoning China 3 NODE 35 CHINA
78 Zhuhai Guangdong China 3 NODE 35 CHINA
79 Zhengzhou Henan China 3 NODE 34 CHINA
80 Quanzhou Fujian China 3 NODE 34 CHINA
81 Fuzhou Fujian China 3 NODE 34 CHINA
82 Tainan Taiwan Taiwan 3 NODE 34 CHINA
83 Nanning Guangxi China 3 NODE 34 CHINA
84 Foshan Guangdong China 3 NODE 34 CHINA
85 Fuji Japan 3 NODE 33 JAPAN
86 Wenzhou Zhejiang China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
87 Jaipur Rajasthan India 3 NODE 33 INDIA
88 Surat Gujarat India 3 NODE 33 INDIA
89 Kunming Yunnan China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
90 Yantai-Weihai Shandong China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
91 Jinan Shandong China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
92 Yangzhou Jiangsu China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
93 Taiyuan Shanxi China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
94 Nantong Jiangsu China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
95 Nanchang Jiangxi China 3 NODE 33 CHINA
96 Hefei Anhui China 3 NODE 32 CHINA
97 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India 3 NODE 32 INDIA
98 Taichung Taiwan Taiwan 3 NODE 32 CHINA
99 Zhongshan Guangdong China 3 NODE 32 CHINA
100 Dhaka Dhaka Division Bangladesh 4 UPSTART 31 ASIA PAC
101 Shantou Guangdong China 4 UPSTART 31 CHINA
102 Kanpur Uttar Pradesh India 4 UPSTART 30 INDIA
103 Bandung West Java Indonesia 4 UPSTART 30 ASIA PAC
104 Yangon Yangon Region Burma 4 UPSTART 30 ASIA PAC
105 Chittagong Chittagong Bangladesh 4 UPSTART 29 ASIA PAC
106 Madurai Tamil Nadu India 4 UPSTART 29 INDIA
107 Phnom Penh, Cam Phnom Penh Cambodia 4 UPSTART 26 ASIA PAC
108 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 4 UPSTART 26 ASIA PAC

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