Innovation Cities™ Europe 25 Index.

Released today in Melbourne, Australia, was the 2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Europe 25 Index – a ranking of Europe’s top 25 innovation cities, from 111 major cities across Europe.

Our ranking methodology is outlined in the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, available for purchase. Basically the Index uses an analysis based on looking at 162 Indicators, across 31 segments, compared with benchmark peer cities to derive an Index Score.

Innovation Cities™ Europe 25 Index.

EUROPE RANK CITY COUNTRY REGION CATEGORY GLOBAL RANK
1 Vienna Austria EUROPE NEXUS 25 2
2 Amsterdam Netherlands EUROPE NEXUS 25 3
3 Paris France EUROPE NEXUS 25 4
4 London United Kingdom EUROPE NEXUS 25 6
5 Hamburg Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 7
6 Lyon France EUROPE NEXUS 25 10
7 Stuttgart Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 11
8 Berlin Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 12
9 Barcelona Spain EUROPE NEXUS 25 13
10 Frankfurt Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 14
11 Geneva Switzerland EUROPE NEXUS 25 16
12 Copenhagen Denmark EUROPE NEXUS 25 17
13 Strasbourg France EUROPE NEXUS 25 18
14 Milan Italy EUROPE NEXUS 25 21
15 Rome Italy EUROPE NEXUS 25 23
16 Brussels Belgium EUROPE NEXUS 25 24
17 Zürich Switzerland EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
18 Stockholm Sweden EUROPE HUB CITIES 27
19 Helsinki Finland EUROPE HUB CITIES 28
20 Düsseldorf Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 29
21 Munich Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 30
22 Manchester United Kingdom EUROPE HUB CITIES 34
23 Leipzig Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 35
24 Budapest Hungary EUROPE HUB CITIES 36
25 Rotterdam Netherlands EUROPE HUB CITIES 39

The Global Index is an official part of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.

Innovation Cities Index is part of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation

Innovation Cities Index is part of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation

The Index is copyright innovation analysts, 2thinknow. It may be reproduced in full as the “2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Europe 25 Index” with a link to this site.

The data is a sub-set of the 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index 2009, a ranking of 256 cities worldwide – including all major developed cities. Global rankings are on the right column of the above table, and Index Scores are listed in the Global Index.

To understand the analysis techniques, order the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, available for purchase from 2thinknow.