Top 20 Cities for Innovation

In 2008 the world hit a turning point with over 50% of the world’s population now living in cities. That means that the human population is predominantly urbanised mainly due to an increasingly global economy. Most of us have also sensed that our world is becoming increasingly smaller and interconnected. Where once human capital was the engine that kept the urban wheels turning it is now our cities that are keeping the global wheels turning requiring ever more resources, creativity and innovation to oil the global machine of economic growth. The pressure is now mounting on cities to attract and retain an edge in order to remain economically competitive in a shrinking world. Our cities are constantly being ranked for liveability, happiness, cultural capital and creativity . However it is constant innovation that stands out as the key stimulus for longevity in economic compe...

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