Innovation Economy


MEDIA RELEASE: Innovation Cities Indexes 2012-13 Launch

Boston and New York were announced as twin winners for the world's most innovative city today by Australian innovation agency 2thinknow. In the seven years publishing the index, this is the first time two cities have tied for first place -- due to their strong innovation potential. This year's top 10 cities for innovation economy in 2012-2013 were rounded out by Vienna, San Francisco Bay Area, Paris, Munich, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Seattle.



Innovation Cities Index Asia Coverage

Coverage for the Innovation Cities Index in Asia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea and SE Asia including newspapers, popular and financial news, and cable news services.


Americas Innovation Cities Index Coverage

Coverage for the Innovation Cities Index in USA, Canada, Brazil and Americas from the Huffington Post, Seattle Times, Financial Post, Smart Planet and other North and South American sources.



Innovation Cities Index 2011 Launched

The 5th Annual Innovation Cities Index was released today by 2thinknow, classifying city innovation globally. The release includes 4 regional and 2 global indexes for 331 benchmark cities, across 80+ countries. Click thru for rankings and resources.


China Cities and Innovation, a story from Shanghai

2thinknow's Innovation Cities work was recently featured in Shanghai, in an article from the highly regarded Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The article appeared in a number of Chinese new sources included China.com.cn. Read more in English and Chinese here.


African Cities: Is innovation in their future?

Featured in Afribiz, this is a comment on originally what was a longer-form article on innovation in Africa. What does it take to enable innovation in Africa. Here are some answers on innovation in African regions from the 2thinknow view.


2thinknow Government Innovation Training Vouchers [GITVs]

2thinknow Government Innovation Training Vouchers [GITV] allow public servants to budget, for purchase and then schedule innovation training once strategic priorities are decided. They can be used against the Innovation Course, or other services, and lock in the guaranteed best available price, with budget flexibility.




The Innovation Course

The Innovation Course™ by 2thinknow, the top innovation training workshops for your team either in city or at your office in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.


“New York – Des villes et des idées” in Le ...

How does New York rank for innovation & ideas? Here is a recent piece (in Francais) in Montreal's Le Devoir newspaper, about New York's Museum of Contemporary Art approach to sparking creative ideas. 2thinknow innovation Cities Index is used for comparison.




SMH: Artists tapped to renew cities’ ailing CBDs?

From Chris Zappone at the Age newspaper (republished Sydney Morning Herald): "Artists tapped to renew cities' ailing CBDs?".Examples used are recent movements to renew steel / manufacturing centres Newcastle & Geelong using arts segment.


Innovation Economy in Budapest, Hungary: Feature from index.Hu

Innovation in Budapest: Full text of 2thinknow interview with Urban Watch, Hungary. This is the English answers transcript. The Hungarian final version (edited/translated) article appeared on the popular Hungarian site Index.hu, as well as Hungarian urban planning sites.



LinkedIn Innovation Cities Discussion Group

2thinknow sponsor the LinkedIn Innovation Cities™ discussion group. This is part of the Innovation Cities™ Program and a communal place for change agents to discuss and network local change initiatives.



Innovation Reading List for Change Agents!

The Innovation Reading List site for change agents has been launched by 2thinknow. Designed as a reading list for change agents, we select the best books on innovation and change from the innovation community. Covers city, business and social innovation, as well as related areas of technology.



The Age: impacts of housing unaffordability on innovation economy in ...

Australian property prices are globally and artificially high, and offer low-value for home owners. The U.S. / U.K. correction did not happen in Australian cities, with many Australian homes offering lower value than central hubs such as Paris, London and Boston. This article in the Age newspaper (Melbourne), featuring 2thinknow data, was written by Chris Zappone, Business Day reporter (previously of CNN).


Innovation Consulting Services

Innovation Consulting for USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. 2thinknow innovation analysts provide a full innovation consultant service to business and government clients.





Resurrecting Athens and the Greek Economy with Innovation

Here's some 2thinknow thoughts from our Executive Director, Christopher Hire, in a newspaper interview with Greek daily newspaper, To Vima. "The newly elected mayor of Athens - and former Ombudsman - professor, Yorgos Kaminis, posted the article in his Facebook profile and there were many who wrote positive comments."


The 2010 top 100 city rankings for cities in the ...

The Innovation Cities Top 100 Index 2010 city rankings were released, with Boston in first place followed by Paris and Amsterdam. The largest classification of 289 cities, with 100 ranked, these are the world's innovation economies -- now in their 4th year.




Creating a public service culture of innovation

Starting in 2008, 2thinknow have created special innovation initiatives into an innovation program for the Australian Public Service at the Federal level, as well as state government around Australia. These have moved from social media/web 2.0 workshops and speeches into service and design innovation.


Innovation Cities Program

The Innovation Cities™ Program is an evidence-based city development program, offering full city benchmarking data, segment case studies and other resources.


Giving you the innovation tools to change performance

Innovation Tools -- the right innovation tools for the job -- are the difference between successful and failing change. 2thinknow are opening the doors to our Innovation Technology, with our new website updates and launches sharing more innovation resources for managing the innovation process in your sector.




Media Release 2010: Can we have better cities? Melbourne says ...

A new concept in urban research, the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, was launched in Melbourne today by Australian innovation agency 2thinknow with a website designed to take Melbourne's uniquely cosmopolitan and open view of cities to the world. Melbourne is the Australian city North Americans and Europeans could learn the most from, that’s the conclusion of a new global city report launched in Melbourne today.



Change Trend Analysis

Change Trend Analysis from 2thinknow is assists client with new products, service design, processes, models and innovations. Available USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia as a trend consultant service.



Why How you Measure Data Matters…

Data granularity matters, the process of collecting data and assessing its value to the innovation process is often overlooked. Some valuable thoughts on collecting data for innovation metrics, from 2thinknow innovation analysts.



Managing the Innovation Process

2thinknow provide you unique resources for managing the innovation process, and furthering your career with innovation. Managing innovation as a process is part of the job of professional management of public and private companies, government and NGOs.




Media Resources – Innovation Cities 2010-2009

Media resources for the Innovation Cities Index global city rankings - the largest ranking of cities in US, Canada Europe, Asia and globally for economic and social performance in the innovation economy. Published by 2thinknow.


2009: Deutsch: Europäische Städte vor USA im Wettlauf um Innovation

Die Innovationsagentur 2thinknow veröffentlichte heute eine weltweite Vierjahresstudie darüber, welche Städte den weltweiten Innovationswettbewerb gewannen und legte in einem detaillierten Bericht die Gründe dafür dar. Herzstück des Innovation Cities Analysis Report war ein Bewertungssystem mit 162 Indikatoren für die Schaffung innovativer Städte weltweit.


Innovation Cities on Reuters…

2thinknow Innovation Cities have been attracting a lot of attention these last 12 hours or so - starting with Reuters - and it's gaining momentum fast...


Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report

The Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report by 2thinknow analyses cities global conditions, identifies current and predicted future conditions to 2025, and provides the leading framework to measure and improve performance during this time.



Funding Start-Ups: An Innovative Proposal

What if we could fund start-ups and create a culture of innovation. At very little cost directly, and with shared risk? Should we? Can we? What if the tax system could create an innovation economy at a low risk?


Federal Government Public Sphere, Melbourne, 2009 Training Notes

These are participant notes from the Public Sphere in Melbourne with thanks to Donna Benjamin and Christopher Hire (Exec Dir, 2thinknow). The Public Sphere event was organized by Senator Kate Lundy. The context of the one day event was the future development of the I.T. and creative industries in Australia.





MEDIA RELEASE 2009: Boston #1 for Innovation

Boston has been rated the best US city for innovation, tying scores with previous winner Vienna in Europe. Boston also edged past Amsterdam, Paris, San Francisco, which rounded out the top five cities in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Index.



Innovation Cities Resources

2thinknow's Innovation Cities has been gatheing a lot of attention. As we share which Innovation Cities will out-perform economically & socially over the near future, we've launched an expanded standalone site. This site contains all the data products for purchase, ideas, rankings & good city ideas from the Innovation Cities Program by 2thinknow.


Does your company need Innovation Intelligence?

2thinknow Innovation Models used with Advisory Services predict which Business Investment or Policy Decision will produce superior outcomes mid-term. We call this giving our clients 'Innovation Intelligence'.



ABC Radio Interview: Innovation Cities Global

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Listen to ABC Radio interview on Innovation Cities; and examples of how cities from Singapore to Stuttgart, from Melbourne to China are adapting to the 3 City Challenges of Economics, Equity & Environment.


Single Cities Data Sets [SCD]

City Benchmarking Data measures cities on 162 City Indicators across 31 segments. It's the most comprehensive measure of city performance (or KPIs) for any city worldwide.