Innovation Cities™ Index 2018: Europe

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europeEurope cities ranking 2018 & city classification from 11th annual Innovation Cities™ Index by 2thinknow city ranking for Europe, UK, Russia, Turkey & Israel.

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 168 cities classified in Europe region (122 Continental Europe, 17 UK, 20 Russia and 9 in Israel & Turkey*) this year.


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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*Cities in Israel & Turkey are classified in Europe region for development reasons, but classified in Mid-East at sub region geographic level.

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RankGlobal RankCity NameCountryStateSubregionClassificationIndex ScoreCityID
12LondonUnited KingdomUK1 NEXUS56737
29ParisFranceÎle-de-FranceEURO CONT1 NEXUS531002
314BerlinGermanyEURO CONT1 NEXUS51142
418AmsterdamNetherlandsEURO CONT1 NEXUS5043
519ViennaAustriaViennaEURO CONT1 NEXUS491439
621MunichGermanyEURO CONT1 NEXUS49863
728StockholmSwedenEURO CONT1 NEXUS481279
830BarcelonaSpainEURO CONT1 NEXUS48105
934ManchesterUnited KingdomUK1 NEXUS47782
1036OsloNorwayEURO CONT1 NEXUS47978
1138MadridSpainEURO CONT1 NEXUS47766
1239CopenhagenDenmarkEURO CONT1 NEXUS46302
1340MilanItalyEURO CONT1 NEXUS46825
1442HamburgGermanyEURO CONT1 NEXUS46483
1544Tel AvivIsraelMID-EAST1 NEXUS451337
1646HelsinkiFinlandEURO CONT1 NEXUS45497
1747RomeItalyEURO CONT1 NEXUS451117
1848MoscowRussiaMoscowRUSSIA1 NEXUS45858
1949DublinIrelandEURO CONT1 NEXUS45354
2053IstanbulTurkeyMID-EAST2 HUB44564
2156FrankfurtGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB44409
2257StuttgartGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB441285
2362AthensGreeceEURO CONT2 HUB4478
2463PragueCzech RepublicCentral Bohemian RegionEURO CONT2 HUB441061
2565DüsseldorfGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB44363
2666LyonFranceRhône-AlpesEURO CONT2 HUB44757
2770LeipzigGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB43718
2872CologneGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB43290
2974BudapestHungaryEURO CONT2 HUB43194
3076BrusselsBelgiumBrusselsEURO CONT2 HUB43190
3185ZürichSwitzerlandEURO CONT2 HUB431526
3289EdinburghUnited KingdomUK2 HUB42368
3390LisbonPortugalEURO CONT2 HUB42730
3493St PetersburgRussiaSt PetersburgRUSSIA2 HUB421271
3595GlasgowUnited KingdomUK2 HUB42446
36102WarsawPolandEURO CONT2 HUB421470
37104OportoPortugalEURO CONT2 HUB42966
38110The HagueNetherlandsEURO CONT2 HUB421537
39111RotterdamNetherlandsEURO CONT2 HUB421123
40117GenevaSwitzerlandEURO CONT2 HUB41437
41122KarlsruheGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB41619
42123BristolUnited KingdomUK2 HUB41187
43128AachenGermanyNorth Rhine-WestphaliaEURO CONT2 HUB411
44129LiverpoolUnited KingdomUK2 HUB41732
45130MarseilleFranceProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurEURO CONT2 HUB41794
46131DresdenGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB41352
47132NiceFranceProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurEURO CONT2 HUB41907
48133BaselSwitzerlandEURO CONT2 HUB411538
49134Mannheim-HeidelbergGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB411558
50135MalmöSwedenEURO CONT2 HUB41777
51136Napoli (Naples)ItalyEURO CONT2 HUB41886
52138DortmundGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB41349
53140EindhovenNetherlandsEURO CONT2 HUB40370
54146BirminghamUnited KingdomWest MidlandsUK2 HUB40152
55147BilbaoSpainEURO CONT2 HUB40149
56148EssenGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB40386
57150LeedsUnited KingdomUK2 HUB40715
58151GothenburgSwedenEURO CONT2 HUB40453
59153DuisburgGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB40357
60154HannoverGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB40489
61155ToulouseFranceMidi-PyrénéesEURO CONT2 HUB401376
62157BucharestRomaniaEURO CONT2 HUB40193
63158BochumGermanyEURO CONT2 HUB40159
64164TorinoItalyEURO CONT2 HUB401369
65167BelfastUnited KingdomUK2 HUB40129
66171BernSwitzerlandEURO CONT2 HUB401539
67172Newcastle-upon-TyneUnited KingdomUK2 HUB40903
68174SalzburgAustriaSalzburgEURO CONT3 NODE391153
69175LucerneSwitzerlandEURO CONT3 NODE391540
70179UtrechtNetherlandsEURO CONT3 NODE391416
71180NurembergGermanyEURO CONT3 NODE39943
72188AntwerpBelgiumFlandersEURO CONT3 NODE3954
73190NantesFrancePays de la LoireEURO CONT3 NODE39884
74194BremenGermanyEURO CONT3 NODE39181
75195ValenciaSpainEURO CONT3 NODE391421
76201NottinghamUnited KingdomUK3 NODE39933
77204CardiffUnited KingdomUK3 NODE39226
78207BonnGermanyEURO CONT3 NODE39164
79209OdenseDenmarkEURO CONT3 NODE39948
80211FlorenceItalyEURO CONT3 NODE39396
81212BordeauxFranceAquitaineEURO CONT3 NODE39165
82213StrasbourgFranceAlsaceEURO CONT3 NODE391284
83216SheffieldUnited KingdomUK3 NODE391229
84217GrazAustriaStyriaEURO CONT3 NODE39459
85218CoventryUnited KingdomUK3 NODE39310
86219JerusalemIsraelMID-EAST3 NODE39588
87221SouthamptonUnited KingdomUK3 NODE391260
88222LuxembourgLuxembourgEURO CONT3 NODE391548
89231BolognaItalyEURO CONT3 NODE38162
90232KielGermanyEURO CONT3 NODE38643
91235ReykjavikIcelandEURO CONT3 NODE381099
92237TallinnEstoniaEURO CONT3 NODE381323
93239MontpellierFranceLanguedoc-RoussillonEURO CONT3 NODE38852
94242GdanskPolandEURO CONT3 NODE38434
95243RennesFranceBrittanyEURO CONT3 NODE381096
96244ThessalonikiGreeceEURO CONT3 NODE381549
97245AnkaraTurkeyAnkaraMID-EAST3 NODE3850
98251WuppertalGermanyEURO CONT3 NODE381489
99253LiègeBelgiumLiègeEURO CONT3 NODE38723
100254LilleFranceNord-Pas-de-CalaisEURO CONT3 NODE38724
101257GrenobleFranceRhône-AlpesEURO CONT3 NODE37463
102258SofiaBulgariaEURO CONT3 NODE371247
103261LinzAustriaUpper AustriaEURO CONT3 NODE37728
104269GentBelgiumEast FlandersEURO CONT3 NODE37439
105277VeniceItalyEURO CONT3 NODE371433
106280SevilleSpainEURO CONT3 NODE371224
107283Kingston-Upon-HullUnited KingdomUK3 NODE37649
108284IzmirTurkeyIzmirMID-EAST3 NODE37574
109290MálagaSpainEURO CONT3 NODE37776
110292VilniusLithuaniaEURO CONT3 NODE361445
111295ParmaItalyEURO CONT3 NODE361003
112296LeuvenBelgiumFlemish BrabantEURO CONT3 NODE361620
113298DijonFranceBourgogne EURO CONT3 NODE361581
114300RigaLatviaEURO CONT3 NODE361106
115301LjubljanaSloveniaEURO CONT3 NODE36734
116305ReimsFranceChampagne-ArdenneEURO CONT3 NODE361094
117306KrakówPolandEURO CONT3 NODE36682
118307KatowicePolandEURO CONT3 NODE36626
119311WrocławPolandLower SilesianEURO CONT3 NODE361908
120317HaifaIsraelMID-EAST3 NODE36479
121318PadovaItalyEURO CONT3 NODE36991
122319VeronaItalyEURO CONT3 NODE361435
123320Saint-ÉtienneFranceRhône-AlpesEURO CONT3 NODE361137
124322Bath & NE SomersetUnited KingdomUK3 NODE36118
125323BelgradeSerbiaEURO CONT3 NODE35132
126329ZagrebCroatiaEURO CONT3 NODE351515
127333ModenaItalyEURO CONT3 NODE35839
128335BrnoCzech RepublicSouth Moravian RegionEURO CONT3 NODE35188
129338RouenFranceHaute-Normandie EURO CONT3 NODE351596
130339TriesteItalyEURO CONT3 NODE351383
131341Le HavreFranceHaute-NormandieEURO CONT3 NODE35714
132343PamplonaSpainEURO CONT3 NODE35997
133350LimogesFranceLimousinEURO CONT3 NODE351584
134353BratislavaSlovakiaEURO CONT3 NODE34176
135357GijónSpainEURO CONT3 NODE34443
136358CannesFranceProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurEURO CONT3 NODE341535
137359MetzFranceLorraineEURO CONT3 NODE341585
138367AntalyaTurkeyMID-EAST3 NODE341993
139369AdanaTurkeyMersin AdanaMID-EAST3 NODE341619
140375KazanRussiaTatarstanRUSSIA3 NODE33633
141376DubrovnikCroatiaEURO CONT3 NODE33355
142385GranadaSpainEURO CONT3 NODE33455
143397Bursa, TurkeyTurkeyBursaMID-EAST3 NODE331618
144401KosiceSlovakiaEURO CONT3 NODE32678
145402YekaterinburgRussiaSverdlovsk OblastRUSSIA3 NODE321506
146416NovosibirskRussiaNovosibirsk OblastRUSSIA3 NODE32940
147421Nizhny NovgorodRussiaNizhny NovgorodRUSSIA3 NODE31920
148425Rostov-na-DonuRussiaRostov-na-DonuRUSSIA3 NODE311121
149426KaliningradRussiaKaliningrad OblastRUSSIA3 NODE31603
150427SamaraRussiaSamara OblastRUSSIA3 NODE311154
151430TimisoaraRomaniaEURO CONT4 UPSTART301352
152434SkopjeMacedoniaEURO CONT4 UPSTART301243
153435Santa Cruz de TenerifeSpainEURO CONT4 UPSTART301178
154436VolgogradRussiaVolgograd OblastRUSSIA4 UPSTART301459
155439VladivostokRussiaPrimorsky KraiRUSSIA4 UPSTART301457
156440PermRussiaPerm KraiRUSSIA4 UPSTART301019
157441OmskRussiaOmsk OblastRUSSIA4 UPSTART30963
158443KrasnoyarskRussiaKrasnoyarsk KraiRUSSIA4 UPSTART30685
159446TiranaAlbaniaEURO CONT4 UPSTART291353
160454GuimaraesPortugalNorteEURO CONT4 UPSTART292081
161455ChisinauMoldovaEURO CONT4 UPSTART291621
162456SaratovRussiaSaratov OblastRUSSIA4 UPSTART291208
163462TomskRussiaTomsk OblastRUSSIA4 UPSTART281366
164464SarajevoBosnia and HerzegovinaEURO CONT4 UPSTART281206
165466IzhevskRussiaUdmurt RepublicRUSSIA4 UPSTART28573
166467BarnaulRussiaAltai KraiRUSSIA4 UPSTART28109
167473OrenburgRussiaOrenburg OblastRUSSIA4 UPSTART27971
168474TolyattiRussiaSamara OblastRUSSIA4 UPSTART271365

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