Current Hub Cities – Innovation Cities™ Index


Challenger cities, innovating in key industries and areas with less breadth.

Preceded by Nexus (Top), followed by Node, Upstart and unranked.

Global Rank City Name State Province Country Class. Score Sub Region
54 Leipzig   Germany 2 HUB 45 EURO CONT
55 Oakland California United States 2 HUB 45 USA
56 Cologne   Germany 2 HUB 45 EURO CONT
57 Québec Quebec Canada 2 HUB 45 CANADA
58 Raleigh-Durham North Carolina United States 2 HUB 45 USA
59 Brisbane QLD Australia 2 HUB 45 ANZ
60 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina 2 HUB 45 LATIN AMERICA
61 Orlando Florida United States 2 HUB 45 USA
62 Düsseldorf   Germany 2 HUB 45 EURO CONT
63 Phoenix Arizona United States 2 HUB 45 USA
64 Brussels Brussels Belgium 2 HUB 45 EURO CONT
65 Baltimore Maryland United States 2 HUB 45 USA
66 Las Vegas Nevada United States 2 HUB 45 USA
67 Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota United States 2 HUB 44 USA
68 Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates 2 HUB 44 MID-EAST
69 Shenzhen Guangdong China 2 HUB 44 CHINA
70 Kyoto Kyoto Japan 2 HUB 44 JAPAN
71 Budapest   Hungary 2 HUB 44 EURO CONT
72 Taipei Taiwan Taiwan 2 HUB 44 CHINA
73 Lisbon   Portugal 2 HUB 44 EURO CONT
74 Athens   Greece 2 HUB 44 EURO CONT
75 St Petersburg St Petersburg Russia 2 HUB 44 RUSSIA
76 São Paulo São Paulo Brazil 2 HUB 44 LATIN AMERICA
77 Detroit Michigan United States 2 HUB 44 USA
78 Busan   South Korea 2 HUB 44 ASIA PAC
79 The Hague   Netherlands 2 HUB 44 EURO CONT
80 Sacramento California United States 2 HUB 44 USA
81 Istanbul   Turkey 2 HUB 44 MID-EAST
82 Perth WA Australia 2 HUB 44 ANZ
83 Calgary Alberta Canada 2 HUB 43 CANADA
84 Mexico City Mexico City Mexico 2 HUB 43 LATIN AMERICA
85 Salt Lake City Utah United States 2 HUB 43 USA
86 Kansas City KS/MO United States 2 HUB 43 USA
87 Edinburgh   United Kingdom 2 HUB 43 EURO CONT
88 Warsaw   Poland 2 HUB 43 EURO CONT
89 Auckland Greater Auckland New Zealand 2 HUB 43 ANZ
90 Mumbai Maharashtra India 2 HUB 43 INDIA
91 Albuquerque New Mexico United States 2 HUB 43 USA
92 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2 HUB 43 ASIA PAC
93 Glasgow   United Kingdom 2 HUB 43 EURO CONT
94 Boulder Colorado United States 2 HUB 43 USA
95 San Antonio Texas United States 2 HUB 43 USA
96 Providence Rhode Island United States 2 HUB 43 USA
97 Guangzhou Guangdong China 2 HUB 43 CHINA
98 Riverside California United States 2 HUB 43 USA
99 Tampa Florida United States 2 HUB 43 USA
100 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States 2 HUB 43 USA
101 Richmond Virginia United States 2 HUB 43 USA
102 Indianapolis Indiana United States 2 HUB 43 USA
103 Karlsruhe   Germany 2 HUB 43 EURO CONT
104 Santa Ana-Anaheim California United States 2 HUB 43 USA
105 Rotterdam   Netherlands 2 HUB 43 EURO CONT
106 Bilbao   Spain 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
107 Newark New Jersey United States 2 HUB 42 USA
108 Wellington Wellington New Zealand 2 HUB 42 ANZ
109 Geneva   Switzerland 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
110 Hannover   Germany 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
111 Mannheim-Heidelberg   Germany 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
112 Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées France 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
113 Bristol   United Kingdom 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
114 Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
115 Dresden   Germany 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
116 Tallahassee Florida United States 2 HUB 42 USA
117 Incheon   South Korea 2 HUB 42 ASIA PAC
118 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand 2 HUB 42 ASIA PAC
119 Nagoya Aichi Japan 2 HUB 42 JAPAN
120 Cape Town Western Cape South Africa 2 HUB 42 AFRICA
121 Louisville Kentucky United States 2 HUB 42 USA
122 Nashville Tennessee United States 2 HUB 42 USA
123 Eindhoven   Netherlands 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
124 Cincinnati Ohio United States 2 HUB 42 USA
125 Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
126 Memphis Tennessee United States 2 HUB 42 USA
127 Edmonton Alberta Canada 2 HUB 42 CANADA
128 Milwaukee Wisconsin United States 2 HUB 42 USA
129 St Louis Missouri United States 2 HUB 42 USA
130 Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Brazil 2 HUB 42 LATIN AMERICA
131 Ottawa Ontario Canada 2 HUB 42 CANADA
132 Essen   Germany 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
133 Cleveland Ohio United States 2 HUB 42 USA
134 Dortmund   Germany 2 HUB 42 EURO CONT
135 Charlotte North Carolina United States 2 HUB 42 USA
136 Fort Lauderdale Florida United States 2 HUB 42 USA
137 Bordeaux Aquitaine France 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
138 Oporto   Portugal 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
139 Buffalo New York United States 2 HUB 41 USA
140 Honolulu Hawaii United States 2 HUB 41 USA
141 Hartford Connecticut United States 2 HUB 41 USA
142 Medellin Antioquia Colombia 2 HUB 41 LATIN AMERICA
143 Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 2 HUB 41 USA
144 Torino   Italy 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
145 Aachen North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
146 Basel   Switzerland 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
147 Luxembourg   Luxembourg 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
148 Nantes Pays de la Loire France 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
149 Strasbourg Alsace France 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
150 New Orleans Louisiana United States 2 HUB 41 USA
151 Liverpool   United Kingdom 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
152 Birmingham West Midlands United Kingdom 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
153 Graz Styria Austria 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
154 Yokohama Kanagawa Japan 2 HUB 41 JAPAN
155 Rochester New York United States 2 HUB 41 USA
156 Fukuoka Fukuoka Prefecture Japan 2 HUB 41 JAPAN
157 Bonn   Germany 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
158 Belfast   United Kingdom 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
159 Nuremberg   Germany 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
160 Sapporo Hokkaido Japan 2 HUB 41 JAPAN
161 Boise Idaho United States 2 HUB 41 USA
162 Bochum   Germany 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
163 Leeds   United Kingdom 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
164 Duisburg   Germany 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
165 Ann Arbor Michigan United States 2 HUB 41 USA
166 Florence   Italy 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
167 Utrecht   Netherlands 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
168 Des Moines Iowa United States 2 HUB 41 USA
169 Canberra ACT Australia 2 HUB 41 ANZ
170 Norfolk-Virginia Beach Virginia United States 2 HUB 41 USA
171 Newcastle-upon-Tyne   United Kingdom 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
172 Santiago   Chile 2 HUB 41 LATIN AMERICA
173 Lucerne   Switzerland 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
174 Daegu North Gyeongsang South Korea 2 HUB 41 ASIA PAC
175 Salzburg Salzburg Austria 2 HUB 41 EURO CONT
176 Bangalore Karnataka India 2 HUB 41 INDIA
177 Adelaide SA Australia 2 HUB 41 ANZ
178 Jacksonville Florida United States 2 HUB 41 USA

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