Innovation Indicators FAQ

  1. Innovation Cities - Changing the World 1 City at a time.How can we get a list of Innovation Indicators
  2. Is it possible to customise Indicators to our needs?
  3. Where can I find out how a specific city scores on these indicators?
  4. We have a suggestion for a better indicator! How do we make it?

How can we get a list of Innovation Indicators?

For 2009 these are listed in the Innovation Cities Analysis Report 2009. Along with a discussion of the basis of the indicators, there are bibliographic and other sources for further research & reading on each indicator.

Purchase the Innovation Cities Analysis (ICA) Report 2009 here.

Is it possible to customise Indicators to our needs?

Not all cities & regions are the same. Also, at a city, nation or trade-bloc level, in the provision of advisory services; specific targeted Innovation Indicators can be added or subtracted in real-time to create an entirely custom measure of innovation.

An example of this may be relative comparison in viticultural or fishing innovation in Innovation Regions, where these industries are a dominant aspect of local GDP.

To enquire about Advisory or custom Innovation Indicators. > Contact 2thinknow

Where can I find out how a specific city scores on these indicators?

For each city Single City Data [SCD] Sets are available in Microsoft Excel from 2thinknow. These score the 162 indicators for an individual city – as currently held by 2thinknow. Also included are some graphs & analysis information for use internally in your presentations.

Although purchased on a by-city basis to fund the research, there are discounts for purchasing national (all listed major cities) or any bulk city purchase (3 cities or more) data.

Single Cities Data can allow a city to transparently & independently see where it stands compared to peers.

Order easily from 2thinknow > Single Cities Data Sets

We have a suggestion for a better indicator! How do we make it?

First of all purchase the ICA Report. Review it. Then, feel free to email us your thoughts.

Any contributions are subject to a review process, and we will be in touch. Even if we don’t accept a Innovation Indicator immediately at the global level, we may test apply it to cities at a national level, before ultimate adoption. If successful, these will be acknowledged in the next report.