Emerging City Rankings from Innovation Cities™ Index

Emerging City Rankings have been published by 2THINKNOW since 2009. This ranking is set of the annual global Innovation Cities™ Index.

The region of Emerging covers cities in the Africa, Mid-East, & Eurasia / New Republics – including Pakistan. (Inclusions within this regional classification may vary from year to year. Currently, cities in Israel, Turkey and Russia are included based on development level within Europe Regional Indexes despite geographically being located closer to Emerging).


Innovation Cities™ Index 2019: Emerging

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2018: Emerging

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2016-2017: Emerging

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2016-2017 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.


Innovation Cities™ Index 2015: Emerging

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2015 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.



Innovation Cities™ Index 2014: Emerging

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2014 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.


Innovation Cities™ Emerging Index 2012-2013

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2012-2013 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.


Innovation Cities™ Emerging Index 2011

Innovation Cities Emerging Index 2011 by 2thinknow. The leading city classification and ranking of the Innovation Economy for Mid-East, Africa and Caucasus cities including new emerging cities, and compared equally with developed cities. Based on 162 city indicators.


Innovation Cities™ Emerging Index 2010

Ranking and scoring emerging cities by their innovation economy potential, the Innovation Cities™ Emerging Index 2010. The comprehensive urban innovation index since 2007, with combined mid-East, Africa and Caucasus rankings. Publisher 2thinknow.



Innovation Cities™ Emerging 11 Index 2009

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.