Published in the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, this is the 2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Emerging 11 Index - a ranking of Africa, Middle-East and 'Stan States leading innovation cities, from 11 selected major cities within the area.
Our ranking methodology is outlined in the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, available for purchase.Numerous cities in this region did not meet the selection criteria, related to wealth, health, public safety and other factors.
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™ Emerging 11 Index.
USE: The Index is copyright innovation analysts, 2thinknow. It may be reproduced in full as the "2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Emerging 11 Index" with a link to this site.
|EMERGING RANK||CITY||COUNTRY||INDEX SCORE||CATEGORY||GLOBAL RANK|
|1||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates||23||HUB CITIES||50|
|2||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||22||NODE CITIES|
|3||Cape Town||South Africa||20||NODE CITIES|
|4||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia||20||NODE CITIES|
|6||Riyadh||Saudi Arabia||19||NODE CITIES|
|7||Kuwait City||Kuwait||19||NODE CITIES|
BASIS: The index is a sub-set of the analysis that produced 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.
For an explanation of the Innovation Cities Framework and Index Methodology, order the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, available for purchase from 2thinknow.