Innovation Cities™ Index 2016-2017: Emerging

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emergingMid-East, Africa and Eurasia city innovation classifications and rankings, 2016-2017.

World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 53 Emerging cities 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 : Emerging

2016-2017 Indexes: Top 100GlobalAmericas | EuropeAsiaEmerging

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Rank City Name State Province Designated Class. Score Sub Region
1 Dubai United Arab Emirates 1 NEXUS 49 MID-EAST
2 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 2 HUB 44 MID-EAST
3 Cape Town Western Cape South Africa 2 HUB 42 AFRICA
4 Doha Qatar 3 NODE 38 MID-EAST
5 Cairo Cairo Egypt 3 NODE 38 MID-EAST
6 Kuwait City Kuwait 3 NODE 36 MID-EAST
7 Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa 3 NODE 36 AFRICA
8 Sharjah United Arab Emirates 3 NODE 35 MID-EAST
9 Jeddah Saudi Arabia 3 NODE 35 MID-EAST
10 Alexandria Alexandria Governorate Egypt 3 NODE 34 MID-EAST
11 Casablanca Morocco 3 NODE 34 AFRICA
12 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 3 NODE 34 MID-EAST
13 Karachi Pakistan 3 NODE 34 EURASIA
14 Beirut Lebanon 3 NODE 33 MID-EAST
15 Almaty Kazakhstan 3 NODE 33 EURASIA
16 Nairobi Kenya 3 NODE 33 AFRICA
17 Amman Jordan 3 NODE 33 MID-EAST
18 Kiev Ukraine 3 NODE 33 EURASIA
19 Tehran Iran 3 NODE 33 MID-EAST
20 Baku Azerbaijan 3 NODE 32 EURASIA
21 Tbilisi Tbilisi Georgia 3 NODE 32 EURASIA
22 Durban KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 3 NODE 32 AFRICA
23 Manama Bahrain 4 UPSTART 31 MID-EAST
24 Muscat Oman 4 UPSTART 31 MID-EAST
25 Pretoria South Africa 4 UPSTART 31 AFRICA
26 Lahore Pakistan 4 UPSTART 31 EURASIA
27 Lviv Lviv Oblast Ukraine 4 UPSTART 30 EURASIA
28 Kharkov Kharkiv Oblast Ukraine 4 UPSTART 30 EURASIA
29 Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 4 UPSTART 29 MID-EAST
30 Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 4 UPSTART 29 EURASIA
31 Minsk Belarus 4 UPSTART 29 EURASIA
32 Odessa Odessa Oblast Ukraine 4 UPSTART 29 EURASIA
33 Rabat Morocco 4 UPSTART 29 AFRICA
34 Ajman United Arab Emirates 4 UPSTART 28 MID-EAST
35 Astana Kazakhstan 4 UPSTART 28 EURASIA
36 Dnepropetrovsk Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukraine 4 UPSTART 28 EURASIA
37 Algiers Algeria 4 UPSTART 28 AFRICA
38 Tunis Tunisia 4 UPSTART 27 AFRICA
39 Lagos Nigeria 4 UPSTART 27 AFRICA
40 Port Louis Mauritius 4 UPSTART 26 AFRICA
41 Donetsk Donetsk Oblast Ukraine 4 UPSTART 26 EURASIA
42 Sevastopol Sevastopol Ukraine 24 EURASIA
43 Dakar Senegal 24 AFRICA
44 Dar es Salaam Tanzania 24 AFRICA
45 Zaporozhye Zaporizhia Oblast Ukraine 23 EURASIA
46 Simferopol Crimea Ukraine 23 EURASIA
47 Dushanbe Tajikistan 22 EURASIA
48 Addis Ababa Addis Ababa Ethiopia 22 AFRICA
49 Port Harcourt Nigeria 21 AFRICA
50 Douala Cameroon 21 AFRICA
51 Luanda Angola 21 AFRICA
52 Khartoum Sudan 18 AFRICA
53 Kinshasa Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo 17 AFRICA

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