Innovation Cities™ Index 2018: Top 100 Cities


< Back to Index Home

top100World's top 100 cities for innovation 2018 from the Innovation Cities™ Index city rankings (11th year of publication), developed by 2thinknow.

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 and in 4 regions and 14 subregions.

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. We want to definitively answer the world's top cities for innovation (based on innovation pre-conditions).

-- From FAQ

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)

-- From FAQ

Data on 1 City

Order all 162 indicators and over 450 slides on one single city online or via Proposal. Or join us for a City Package (silver or above).
Data Comparing Cities

Order the data you need as raw Data Points (info, order) or 162 City Indicators (info, order) for set of 10+ cities, or order a City Scorecard (info, order). Or contact us for anything else.

Index Resources

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

Want to reproduce this list? You Can. First, see 'Reproducing this list' below.

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

RankChangeCity NameCountryStateRegionSubregionClassificationIndex ScoreCityID
12TokyoJapanTokyoASIAJAPAN1 NEXUS561361
2-1LondonUnited KingdomEUROPEUK1 NEXUS56737
31San Francisco - San JoseUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS551557
4-2New YorkUnited StatesNew YorkAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS55901
51Los AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS55740
61SingaporeSingaporeSingaporeASIAASIA PAC1 NEXUS541240
7-2BostonUnited StatesMassachusettsAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS53167
80TorontoCanadaOntarioAMERICASCANADA1 NEXUS531370
90ParisFranceIle-de-FranceEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS531002
104SydneyAustraliaNSWASIAANZ1 NEXUS531300
119ChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS53264
12-1SeoulSouth KoreaSeoulASIAASIA PAC1 NEXUS521218
133Dallas-Fort WorthUnited StatesTexasAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS52325
143BerlinGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS51142
156SeattleUnited StatesWashingtonAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS511215
169MelbourneAustraliaVICASIAANZ1 NEXUS51811
175HoustonUnited StatesTexasAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS51525
18-6AmsterdamNetherlandsEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS5043
19-9ViennaAustriaViennaEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS491439
20-2AtlantaUnited StatesGeorgiaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS4979
21-6MunichGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS49863
22-3MontrealCanadaQuebecAMERICASCANADA1 NEXUS49853
2313San DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS491160
243Washington DCUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS491471
25-1VancouverCanadaBritish ColumbiaAMERICASCANADA1 NEXUS491426
260MiamiUnited StatesFloridaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS48822
278Hong KongChinaHong KongASIACHINA1 NEXUS48522
283StockholmSwedenEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS481279
2918AustinUnited StatesTexasAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS4887
30-17BarcelonaSpainEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS48105
3111DenverUnited StatesColoradoAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS46334
322PhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS481027
33-5DubaiUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST1 NEXUS47353
3411ManchesterUnited KingdomEUROPEUK1 NEXUS47782
35-3ShanghaiChinaShanghaiASIACHINA1 NEXUS471227
363OsloNorwayEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS47978
37-7BeijingChinaBeijingASIACHINA1 NEXUS47125
38-15MadridSpainEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS47766
39-6CopenhagenDenmarkEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS46302
40-11MilanItalyEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS46825
417PortlandUnited StatesOregonAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS461053
42-2HamburgGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS46483
4312OaklandUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS46944
44-7Tel AvivIsraelEUROPEMID-EAST1 NEXUS451337
455OsakaJapanOsaka (excludes Kobe)ASIAJAPAN1 NEXUS452112
460HelsinkiFinlandEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS45497
474RomeItalyEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS451117
48-5MoscowRussiaMoscowEUROPERUSSIA1 NEXUS45858
490DublinIrelandEUROPEEURO CONT1 NEXUS45354
5011OrlandoUnited StatesFloridaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS45972
5115Las VegasUnited StatesNevadaAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS45713
5213BaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandAMERICASUSA1 NEXUS4597
5328IstanbulTurkeyEUROPEMID-EAST2 HUB44564
545BrisbaneAustraliaQLDASIAANZ2 HUB44186
5514ShenzhenChinaGuangdongASIACHINA2 HUB441230
56-15FrankfurtGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB44409
57-19StuttgartGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB441285
58-1QuebecCanadaQuebecAMERICASCANADA2 HUB441079
5921SacramentoUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA2 HUB441133
6012TaipeiTaiwanTaiwanASIACHINA2 HUB441313
616Minneapolis-St PaulUnited StatesMinnesotaAMERICASUSA2 HUB441544
6212AthensGreeceEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB4478
63-10PragueCzech RepublicCentral Bohemian RegionEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB441061
646KyotoJapanKyotoASIAJAPAN2 HUB44700
65-3DusseldorfGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB44363
66-22LyonFranceRhone-AlpesEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB44757
6737Santa Ana-AnaheimUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA2 HUB441173
6810BusanSouth KoreaASIAASIA PAC2 HUB431553
69-1Abu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesEMERGINGMID-EAST2 HUB438
70-16LeipzigGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB43718
7128TampaUnited StatesFloridaAMERICASUSA2 HUB431327
72-16CologneGermanyEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB43290
7311Mexico CityMexicoMexico CityAMERICASLATIN AMERICA2 HUB43821
74-3BudapestHungaryEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB43194
7525PittsburghUnited StatesPennsylvaniaAMERICASUSA2 HUB431035
76-12BrusselsBelgiumBrusselsEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB43190
77-19Raleigh-DurhamUnited StatesNorth CarolinaAMERICASUSA2 HUB431085
788Kansas CityUnited StatesKS/MOAMERICASUSA2 HUB43614
79-3Sao PauloBrazilSao PauloAMERICASLATIN AMERICA2 HUB431204
80-3DetroitUnited StatesMichiganAMERICASUSA2 HUB43337
81-18PhoenixUnited StatesArizonaAMERICASUSA2 HUB431030
82-22Buenos AiresArgentinaBuenos AiresAMERICASLATIN AMERICA2 HUB43196
832Salt Lake CityUnited StatesUtahAMERICASUSA2 HUB431149
8438NashvilleUnited StatesTennesseeAMERICASUSA2 HUB43890
85-33ZurichSwitzerlandEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB431526
86-3CalgaryCanadaAlbertaAMERICASCANADA2 HUB43210
8720NewarkUnited StatesNew JerseyAMERICASUSA2 HUB43902
8810RiversideUnited StatesCaliforniaAMERICASUSA2 HUB431111
89-2EdinburghUnited KingdomEUROPEUK2 HUB42368
90-17LisbonPortugalEUROPEEURO CONT2 HUB42730
915ProvidenceUnited StatesRhode IslandAMERICASUSA2 HUB421067
92-2MumbaiIndiaMaharashtraASIAINDIA2 HUB42862
93-18St PetersburgRussiaSt PetersburgEUROPERUSSIA2 HUB421271
94-3AlbuquerqueUnited StatesNew MexicoAMERICASUSA2 HUB4227
95-2GlasgowUnited KingdomEUROPEUK2 HUB42446
96-7AucklandNew ZealandGreater AucklandASIAANZ2 HUB4281
9729MemphisUnited StatesTennesseeAMERICASUSA2 HUB42813
983RichmondUnited StatesVirginiaAMERICASUSA2 HUB421105
99-7Kuala LumpurMalaysiaKuala LumpurASIAASIA PAC2 HUB42689
1008WellingtonNew ZealandWellingtonASIAANZ2 HUB421473

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

Want to reproduce this list? You Can. First, see 'Reproducing this list' below.

Reproducing this list.

The indexes and supporting materials are copyright and used under license by 2thinknow. You may reproduce the statistics and indexes in any reasonable form, graphics, or data mash-up as long as you attribute it to 2thinknow and do not modify the numbers or otherwise mislead. The easy correct way to do this is as follows:

Source: 2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Index 2018: www.innovation-cities.com/indexes/ [or just link to the page you are referencing]

2thinknow do reserve all rights, including the right to ask content to be removed.