Innovation Cities™ Index 2019: Top 100 Cities


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top100World's top 100 cities for innovation 2019 from the Innovation Cities™ Index city rankings (12th 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).

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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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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 2019 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.

GLOBAL RANKCHANGECITYGEOGRAPHYSTATE/PROVINCEGROUPINGSCORECLASSCITY IDREGION
13New YorkUnited StatesNew YorkUSA59NEXUS901AMERICAS
2-1TokyoJapanTokyoJAPAN58NEXUS1361ASIA
3-1LondonUnited KingdomUK57NEXUS737EUROPE
41Los AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA56NEXUS740AMERICAS
51SingaporeSingaporeSingaporeASIA55NEXUS1240ASIA
63ParisFranceÎle-de-FranceEUROPE55NEXUS1002EUROPE
74ChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisUSA55NEXUS264AMERICAS
8-1BostonUnited StatesMassachusettsUSA55NEXUS167AMERICAS
9-6San Francisco - San JoseUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA55NEXUS1557AMERICAS
10-2TorontoCanadaOntarioCANADA54NEXUS1370AMERICAS
115MelbourneAustraliaVICANZ54NEXUS811ASIA
122BerlinGermanyEUROPE53NEXUS142EUROPE
130Dallas-Fort WorthUnited StatesTexasUSA53NEXUS325AMERICAS
14-2SeoulSouth KoreaSeoulASIA53NEXUS1218ASIA
15-5SydneyAustraliaNSWANZ53NEXUS1300ASIA
16-1SeattleUnited StatesWashingtonUSA53NEXUS1215AMERICAS
170HoustonUnited StatesTexasUSA52NEXUS525AMERICAS
182AtlantaUnited StatesGeorgiaUSA52NEXUS79AMERICAS
195Washington DCUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaUSA52NEXUS1471AMERICAS
206MiamiUnited StatesFloridaUSA51NEXUS822AMERICAS
219BarcelonaSpainEUROPE50NEXUS105EUROPE
220MontréalCanadaQuebecCANADA50NEXUS853AMERICAS
230San DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA50NEXUS1160AMERICAS
248PhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaUSA50NEXUS1027AMERICAS
25-6ViennaAustriaViennaEUROPE50NEXUS1439EUROPE
2611BeijingChinaBeijingCHINA50NEXUS125ASIA
27-6MunichGermanyEUROPE49NEXUS863EUROPE
2810MadridSpainEUROPE49NEXUS766EUROPE
2911MilanItalyEUROPE49NEXUS825EUROPE
30-12AmsterdamNetherlandsEUROPE49NEXUS43EUROPE
312DubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMID-EAST49NEXUS353EMERGING
32-4StockholmSwedenEUROPE49NEXUS1279EUROPE
332ShanghaiChinaShanghaiCHINA49NEXUS1227ASIA
34-5AustinUnited StatesTexasUSA49NEXUS87AMERICAS
35-4DenverUnited StatesColoradoUSA49NEXUS334AMERICAS
36-11VancouverCanadaBritish ColumbiaCANADA48NEXUS1426AMERICAS
378OsakaJapanOsakaJAPAN48NEXUS2112ASIA
3810MoscowRussiaMoscowRUSSIA48NEXUS858EUROPE
392PortlandUnited StatesOregonUSA48NEXUS1053AMERICAS
4011Las VegasUnited StatesNevadaUSA48NEXUS713AMERICAS
413Tel AvivIsraelMID-EAST47NEXUS1337EMERGING
42-6OsloNorwayEUROPE47NEXUS978EUROPE
4310IstanbulTurkeyMID-EAST47NEXUS564EUROPE
4416TaipeiTaiwanTaiwanCHINA47NEXUS1313ASIA
452RomeItalyEUROPE47NEXUS1117EUROPE
46-4HamburgGermanyEUROPE46NEXUS483EUROPE
47-8CopenhagenDenmarkEUROPE46NEXUS302EUROPE
486BrisbaneAustraliaQLDANZ46NEXUS186ASIA
49-6OaklandUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA46NEXUS944AMERICAS
500OrlandoUnited StatesFloridaUSA46NEXUS972AMERICAS
511BaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandUSA46NEXUS97AMERICAS
52-3DublinIrelandEUROPE46NEXUS354EUROPE
532ShenzhenChinaGuangdongCHINA46NEXUS1230ASIA
544QuébecCanadaQuebecCANADA46NEXUS1079AMERICAS
5525DetroitUnited StatesMichiganUSA46NEXUS337AMERICAS
56-29Hong KongChinaHong KongCHINA46NEXUS522ASIA
57-23ManchesterUnited KingdomUK46NEXUS782EUROPE
58-12HelsinkiFinlandEUROPE46NEXUS497EUROPE
592Minneapolis-St PaulUnited StatesMinnesotaUSA46NEXUS1544AMERICAS
6021PhoenixUnited StatesArizonaUSA46NEXUS1030AMERICAS
612PragueCzech RepublicCentral Bohemian RegionEUROPE45HUB1061EUROPE
6223ZürichSwitzerlandEUROPE45HUB1526EUROPE
63-7FrankfurtGermanyEUROPE45HUB409EUROPE
64-5SacramentoUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA45HUB1133AMERICAS
6511BrusselsBelgiumBrusselsEUROPE45HUB190EUROPE
6618NashvilleUnited StatesTennesseeUSA45HUB890AMERICAS
6712São PauloBrazilSão PauloLATIN AMERICA45HUB1204AMERICAS
6819NewarkUnited StatesNew JerseyUSA45HUB902AMERICAS
6913Buenos AiresArgentinaBuenos AiresLATIN AMERICA45HUB196AMERICAS
7038San AntonioUnited StatesTexasUSA45HUB1155AMERICAS
7135BangkokThailandBangkokASIA45HUB101ASIA
72-5Santa Ana-AnaheimUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA45HUB1173AMERICAS
73-2TampaUnited StatesFloridaUSA45HUB1327AMERICAS
7439GuangzhouChinaGuangdongCHINA45HUB468ASIA
75-6Abu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMID-EAST44HUB8EMERGING
76-10LyonFranceRhône-AlpesEUROPE44HUB757EUROPE
77-12DüsseldorfGermanyEUROPE44HUB363EUROPE
78-16AthensGreeceEUROPE44HUB78EUROPE
79-5BudapestHungaryEUROPE44HUB194EUROPE
80-16KyotoJapanKyotoJAPAN44HUB700ASIA
8118Kuala LumpurMalaysiaKuala LumpurASIA44HUB689ASIA
82-25StuttgartGermanyEUROPE44HUB1285EUROPE
8328RotterdamNetherlandsEUROPE44HUB1123EUROPE
8419Fort LauderdaleUnited StatesFloridaUSA44HUB403AMERICAS
857MumbaiIndiaMaharashtraINDIA44HUB862ASIA
8623CharlotteUnited StatesNorth CarolinaUSA44HUB247AMERICAS
87-14Mexico CityMexicoMexico CityLATIN AMERICA44HUB821AMERICAS
880RiversideUnited StatesCaliforniaUSA44HUB1111AMERICAS
89-3CalgaryCanadaAlbertaCANADA44HUB210AMERICAS
90-15PittsburghUnited StatesPennsylvaniaUSA44HUB1035AMERICAS
91-23BusanSouth KoreaASIA43HUB1553ASIA
92-20CologneGermanyEUROPE43HUB290EUROPE
93-16Raleigh-DurhamUnited StatesNorth CarolinaUSA43HUB1085AMERICAS
94-16Kansas CityUnited StatesKS/MOUSA43HUB614AMERICAS
95-5LisbonPortugalEUROPE43HUB730EUROPE
96-5ProvidenceUnited StatesRhode IslandUSA43HUB1067AMERICAS
9713The HagueNetherlandsEUROPE43HUB1537EUROPE
98-9EdinburghUnited KingdomUK43HUB368EUROPE
9938St LouisUnited StatesMissouriUSA43HUB1272AMERICAS
10012HonoluluUnited StatesHawaiiUSA43HUB523AMERICAS

All 2019 Indexes: Top 100GlobalAmericas | EuropeAsiaEmerging > Download Excel + Newsletter

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