2thinknow Innovation Cities Global 256 Index

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Released today in Melbourne Australia, below is the full 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global 256 Index. The largest ranking of cities globally ever under-taken, the final analysis is based on 162 Innovation Indicators measured against current trends.

Please purchase the accompanying Innovation Cities Analysis Report for methodology, and an explanation and examples of each of the 162 indicators.

2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Global 256 Index.

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GLOBAL RANK CITY STATE1 COUNTRY REGION CATEGORY INDEX SCORE
1 Boston United States AMERICAS NEXUS 25 28
2 Vienna Austria EUROPE NEXUS 25 28
3 Amsterdam Netherlands EUROPE NEXUS 25 27
4 Paris France EUROPE NEXUS 25 27
5 San Francisco United States AMERICAS NEXUS 25 27
6 London United Kingdom EUROPE NEXUS 25 27
7 Hamburg Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 27
8 New York United States AMERICAS NEXUS 25 27
9 Tokyo Japan ASIA NEXUS 25 26
10 Lyon France EUROPE NEXUS 25 26
11 Stuttgart Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 26
12 Berlin Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
13 Barcelona Spain EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
14 Frankfurt Germany EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
15 Washington DC United States AMERICAS NEXUS 25 25
16 Geneva Switzerland EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
17 Copenhagen Denmark EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
18 Strasbourg France EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
19 Toronto Canada AMERICAS NEXUS 25 25
20 Melbourne Australia ASIA NEXUS 25 25
21 Milan Italy EUROPE NEXUS 25 25
22 Sydney Australia ASIA NEXUS 25 24
23 Rome Italy EUROPE NEXUS 25 24
24 Brussels Belgium EUROPE NEXUS 25 24
25 Zürich Switzerland EUROPE NEXUS 25 24
25 NEXUS 25 Count
26 Kyoto Japan ASIA HUB CITIES 24
27 Stockholm Sweden EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
28 Helsinki Finland EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
29 Düsseldorf Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
30 Munich Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
31 Singapore Singapore ASIA HUB CITIES 24
32 Philadelphia United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 24
33 Minneapolis-St Paul United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 24
34 Manchester United Kingdom EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
35 Leipzig Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
36 Budapest Hungary EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
37 Kobe Japan ASIA HUB CITIES 24
38 Hong Kong Hong Kong ASIA HUB CITIES 24
39 Rotterdam Netherlands EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
40 The Hague Netherlands EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
41 Oslo Norway EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
42 Aachen Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
43 Basel Switzerland EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
44 Marseille France EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
45 Karlsruhe Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
46 Dresden Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
47 Cologne Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 24
48 Vancouver Canada AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
49 Montréal Canada AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
50 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates EMERGING HUB CITIES 23
51 Edinburgh United Kingdom EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
52 Shanghai China ASIA HUB CITIES 23
53 Dallas-Fort Worth United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
54 Seattle United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
55 Portland United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
56 Ann Arbor United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
57 Linz Austria EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
58 Glasgow United Kingdom EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
59 Nuremberg Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
60 Los Angeles United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
61 Chicago United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
62 Pittsburgh United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
63 Osaka Japan ASIA HUB CITIES 23
64 Austin United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
65 Hannover Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
66 Toulouse France EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
67 Baltimore United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
68 Bonn Germany EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
69 Houston United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
70 Bordeaux France EUROPE HUB CITIES 23
71 Québec Canada AMERICAS HUB CITIES 23
72 Buenos Aires Argentina AMERICAS HUB CITIES 22
73 Tel Aviv Israel EUROPE HUB CITIES 22
74 Prague Czech Republic EUROPE HUB CITIES 22
75 Detroit United States AMERICAS HUB CITIES 22
50 HUB CITIES Count
THE BELOW 181 CITIES ARE SCORED & SORTED A-Z WITHIN THE SCORE.
THEY ARE NOT RANKED.
Antwerp Belgium EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Bath & NE Somerset United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Belfast United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Belgrade Serbia EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Berkeley United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Bern Switzerland EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Bilbao Spain EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Boise United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Bristol United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Buffalo United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Cleveland United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Curitiba Brazil AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Dortmund Germany EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Dubai United Arab Emirates EMERGING NODE CITIES 22
Gothenburg Sweden EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Hartford United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Jerusalem Israel EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Kiel Germany EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia ASIA NODE CITIES 22
Leeds United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Liverpool United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Lucerne Switzerland EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Madrid Spain EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Nagoya Japan ASIA NODE CITIES 22
Nantes France EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Newark United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Nice France EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Providence United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Raleigh-Durham United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Richmond United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Rochester United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Sacramento United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Seoul Korea, South ASIA NODE CITIES 22
Sheffield United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Springfield United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
St Louis United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 22
Torino Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 22
Wellington New Zealand ASIA NODE CITIES 22
Atlanta United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Auckland New Zealand ASIA NODE CITIES 21
Bangalore India ASIA NODE CITIES 21
Beijing China ASIA NODE CITIES 21
Bologna Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Bozeman United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Bridgeport United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Canberra Australia ASIA NODE CITIES 21
Cannes France EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Charleston United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Charlotte United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Charlottesville United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Cincinnati United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Coventry United Kingdom EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Denver United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Des Moines United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Dublin Ireland EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Essen Germany EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Florence Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Fresno United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Gent Belgium EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Graz Austria EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Lisbon Portugal EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Madison United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Milwaukee United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Modena Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Montpellier France EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Moscow Russia EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Nagasaki Japan ASIA NODE CITIES 21
Nashville United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Oakland United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Oporto Portugal EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Padova Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Phoenix United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Reims France EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Rochester United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Salzburg Austria EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
San Diego United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
São Paulo Brazil AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Savannah United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Solingen Germany EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Springfield United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Syracuse United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 21
Tallinn Estonia EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Utrecht Netherlands EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Valencia Spain EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Venice Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Verona Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 21
Adelaide Australia ASIA NODE CITIES 20
Athens Greece EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Augusta United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Birmingham United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Brisbane Australia ASIA NODE CITIES 20
Burbank United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Cape Town South Africa EMERGING NODE CITIES 20
Cedar Rapids United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Colorado Springs United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Edmonton Canada AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Fort Lauderdale United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Gdansk Poland EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Grand Rapids United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Indianapolis United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Jeddah Saudi Arabia EMERGING NODE CITIES 20
Kansas City United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Liège Belgium EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Ljubljana Slovenia EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Málaga Spain EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Memphis United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Mexico City Mexico AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Miami United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Mumbai India ASIA NODE CITIES 20
Oklahoma City United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Omaha United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Ottawa Canada AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Pamplona Spain EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Reno United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Rio De Janeiro Brazil AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Riverside United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Salt Lake City United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Seville Spain EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Springfield United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
St Petersburg Russia EUROPE NODE CITIES 20
Taipei Taiwan, Province of China ASIA NODE CITIES 20
Tallahassee United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Tampa United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Tucson United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Tulsa United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Winnipeg Canada AMERICAS NODE CITIES 20
Ballarat Australia ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Boulder United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 19
Bratislava Slovakia EUROPE NODE CITIES 19
Christchurch New Zealand ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Doha Qatar EMERGING NODE CITIES 19
Dongguan China ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Gold Coast Australia ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Green Bay United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 19
Guangzhou China ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Honolulu United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 19
Hyderabad India ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Istanbul Turkey EUROPE NODE CITIES 19
Kuwait City Kuwait EMERGING NODE CITIES 19
Lexington United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 19
Nanjing China ASIA NODE CITIES 19
New Orleans United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 19
Orlando United States AMERICAS NODE CITIES 19
Parma Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 19
Perth Australia ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Riyadh Saudi Arabia EMERGING NODE CITIES 19
Suzhou China ASIA NODE CITIES 19
Trieste Italy EUROPE NODE CITIES 19
Warsaw Poland EUROPE NODE CITIES 19
Zagreb Croatia EUROPE NODE CITIES 19
150 NODE CITIES Count
Bangkok Thailand ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Bendigo Australia ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Bucharest Romania EUROPE INFLUENCERS 18
Chennai India ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Delhi India ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Geelong Australia ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Granada Spain EUROPE INFLUENCERS 18
Halifax Canada AMERICAS INFLUENCERS 18
Kolkata India ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Kraków Poland EUROPE INFLUENCERS 18
Little Rock United States AMERICAS INFLUENCERS 18
Macau China ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Queenstown New Zealand ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Shenzhen China ASIA INFLUENCERS 18
Sofia Bulgaria EUROPE INFLUENCERS 18
Vilnius Lithuania EUROPE INFLUENCERS 18
Casablanca Morocco EMERGING INFLUENCERS 17
Hobart Australia ASIA INFLUENCERS 17
Katowice Poland EUROPE INFLUENCERS 17
Kiev Ukraine EMERGING INFLUENCERS 17
Kosice Slovakia EUROPE INFLUENCERS 17
Reykjavik Iceland EUROPE INFLUENCERS 17
RIGA Latvia EUROPE INFLUENCERS 17
23 INFLUENCERS Count
Dubrovnik Croatia EUROPE UNRANKED 16
Johannesburg South Africa EMERGING UNRANKED 16
Madurai India ASIA UNRANKED 16
Manila Philippines ASIA UNRANKED 16
Timisoara Romania EUROPE UNRANKED 16
Skopje Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of EUROPE UNRANKED 13
Tirana Albania EUROPE UNRANKED 12
Dakar Senegal EMERGING UNRANKED 11
8 UNRANKED Count

Source: 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global 256 Index, published: July 28 2009