3 Factors

How is the index score derived for each city?

Using the Innovation Cities™ Framework. For the index, the 162 city indicators across 31 industry and community segments, weighted and are summed up into 3 factors:

Cultural Assets of a city from arts to sports industries.

Human Infrastructure, from mobility to start-ups, health, finance and more.

Networked Markets, the power of a city in a networked world.

Index Scoring

In 2012-2013 onwards,  the analysts released an index score out of 20 for each factor.

From 2007 to 2011 the analysts released an index score out of 10 for each factor, summing to a score out of 30 for each city.

Detailed Scores

Each factor can be broken down into 31 segments for reporting, and 162 indicators for detailed performance data.