Indexes All Years

The city rankings of the annual global Innovation Cities™ Index  have been published by 2THINKNOW since 2007. This ranking measures innovation. The city rankings  have been published also for regions since 2009.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2021 : Global 500

Innovation Cities Global Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 500 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 10th year.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2019 : Global

Innovation Cities Global Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 500 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 10th year.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2018 : Global

Innovation Cities Global Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 500 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 10th year.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2016-2017 : Global

Innovation Cities Global Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 500 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 10th year.



Innovation Cities™ Index 2015 : Global

Innovation Cities Global Index 2015 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 500 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 9th annual year.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2014 : Global

Innovation Cities Global Index 2014 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 445 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 8th annual year.


Innovation Cities™ Global Index 2012-2013

Innovation Cities Global Index 2012 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 450 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 6th year of publication.


Innovation Cities™ Global Index 2011

Innovation Cities Global Index 2011 by 2thinknow. The only full global city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for 331 benchmark cities, based on 162 city indicators, in its 5th year of publication.



Innovation Cities™ Global Index 2010

Ranking and scoring cities by their innovation economy potential, the Innovation Cities™ Global Index 2010. The comprehensive ranking of cities comparative performance in the innovation economy since 2007. Publisher 2thinknow. This covers 31 sectors of the economy and community. The top 100 cities are ranked, others are awarded performance categories.


2thinknow Innovation Cities Global 256 Index-2009

Released July 28th 2009 in Melbourne Australia: The largest ranking of cities globally ever under-taken, the final analysis is based on 162 Innovation Indicators weighted against 21 current global trends and summed into 3 factors.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2008

In 2008, 2thinknow released independent rankings of 95 cities on innovation, then the most comprehensive truly global rankings of a cities innovation potential. This was later rebranded* as the Innovation Cities Index 2008.


Innovation Cities™ Rankings 2007

Forward-thinking inaugural Innovation Cities Ranking 2007, presciently weighted towards arts & culture cities as a counter-balance to the excesses of 2007.