Innovation Cities™ Index 2018: Emerging


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Emerging cities ranking 2018 & city classification from 11th annual Innovation Cities™ Index by 2thinknow city ranking for Mid-East, Eurasia and Africa.

2thinknow city ranking for innovation since 2007.

Part of the world’s largest global city ranking, the Innovation Cities™ Index, with 500 benchmark cities classified and ranked globally, featuring 53 cities in Emerging region (16 Mid-East, 18 Eurasia, 19 Africa) this year.

FAQ

This city rankings includes tech, smart, startups and other aspects of a good city to live,  work and play based on economic opportunity for innovators. The Innovation Cities™ Indexes measure each cities potential as an innovation economy at the current time, since 2007.

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162 City Indicators

Based on 162 standard indicators with underlying Data Points from 2thinknow's awesome City Benchmarking Data set - all available to order for single cities or sets of cities. If you want more background information, order the Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report (info, order)

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Data on 1 City

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Data Comparing Cities

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Index Resources

All 2018 Indexes: Top 100GlobalAmericas | EuropeAsiaEmerging > Download Excel + Newsletter

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While the Innovation Cities™ Index is free, detailed data is always available for purchase.

RankGlobal RankCity NameCountryStateRegionSubregionClassificationIndex ScoreCityID
133DubaiUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST1 NEXUS47353
269Abu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST2 HUB438
3265Cape TownSouth AfricaWestern CapeEMERGINGAFRICA3 NODE37223
4268Kuwait CityKuwaitEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE37698
5294DohaQatarEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE36344
6324CairoEgyptCairoEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE35208
7336JeddahSaudi ArabiaEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE35584
8352SharjahUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE341228
9368BeirutLebanonEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE34126
10371RiyadhSaudi ArabiaEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE341112
11379KarachiPakistanEMERGINGEURASIA3 NODE33616
12380JohannesburgSouth AfricaGautengEMERGINGAFRICA3 NODE33591
13399KievUkraineEMERGINGEURASIA3 NODE33645
14400AlmatyKazakhstanEMERGINGEURASIA3 NODE3235
15404AmmanJordanEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE3241
16405DurbanSouth AfricaKwaZulu-NatalEMERGINGAFRICA3 NODE32361
17408AlexandriaEgyptAlexandria GovernorateEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE3229
18410BakuAzerbaijanEMERGINGEURASIA3 NODE321616
19413TehranIranEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE321335
20418TbilisiGeorgiaTbilisiEMERGINGEURASIA3 NODE321617
21419MuscatOmanEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE31868
22420CasablancaMoroccoEMERGINGAFRICA3 NODE31235
23422ManamaBahrainEMERGINGMID-EAST3 NODE31779
24432LahorePakistanEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART30707
25444Al-AinUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST4 UPSTART2924
26445PretoriaSouth AfricaEMERGINGAFRICA4 UPSTART291065
27453NairobiKenyaEMERGINGAFRICA4 UPSTART29880
28457MinskBelarusEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART291527
29458OdessaUkraineOdessa OblastEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART29949
30459KharkovUkraineKharkiv OblastEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART29639
31460AstanaKazakhstanEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART2874
32461AjmanUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST4 UPSTART2819
33465AlgiersAlgeriaEMERGINGAFRICA4 UPSTART2831
34468LvivUkraineLviv OblastEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART28756
35471RabatMoroccoEMERGINGAFRICA4 UPSTART271082
36475BishkekKyrgyzstanEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART27153
37476LagosNigeriaEMERGINGAFRICA4 UPSTART26706
38479DnepropetrovskUkraineDnipropetrovsk OblastEMERGINGEURASIA4 UPSTART26343
39483TunisTunisiaEMERGINGAFRICA241395
40485Port LouisMauritiusEMERGINGAFRICA241547
41486DonetskUkraineDonetsk OblastEMERGINGEURASIA24346
42489SevastopolUkraineSevastopolEMERGINGEURASIA231222
43490ZaporozhyeUkraineZaporizhia OblastEMERGINGEURASIA231518
44491SimferopolUkraineCrimeaEMERGINGEURASIA231237
45492LuandaAngolaEMERGINGAFRICA21744
46493Dar es SalaamTanzaniaEMERGINGAFRICA21329
47494Addis AbabaEthiopiaAddis AbabaEMERGINGAFRICA2112
48495DakarSenegalEMERGINGAFRICA20323
49496Port HarcourtNigeriaEMERGINGAFRICA201050
50497DoualaCameroonEMERGINGAFRICA20350
51498DushanbeTajikistanEMERGINGEURASIA20362
52499KhartoumSudanEMERGINGAFRICA18640
53500KinshasaDemocratic Republic of the CongoKinshasaEMERGINGAFRICA16650

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