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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 Read more in English and Chinese here.

“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, as well as Hungarian urban planning sites.

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).

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.

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.

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.

2009: Les villes françaises championnes de l’innovation ; l’Europe en ...

Les analystes de l'innovation de 2thinknow ont publié aujourd'hui les résultats d'une étude internationale de 4 ans dont l'objectif était de déterminer quelles villes sont en tête de la course mondiale à l'innovation et pourquoi dans le cadre d'un rapport approfondi. Au coeur de l' << Innovation Cities Analysis Report >> (rapport d'analyse sur les villes novatrices) se trouve un cadre de 162 indicateurs servant à créer des villes novatrices à l'échelle mondiale.

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...

Media Release 2009: Asia Gaining Innovation Advantage Over U.S. Cities: ...

MELBOURNE, Australia – Innovation Analysts 2thinknow released today a 4 year global study of what makes cities innovative, in an in-depth report. The report found that United States cities long-term infrastructure advantages were eroding to Asia, but also sets out clear steps U.S. cities could take to regain their advantages. Steps were outlined in the report to help Australian cities capitalise on innovation...

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.

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.

ABC Radio Australia – TechStream Interview

The Wrap-Up of Key CeBIT innovations - National Broadband Network, Shared Services, Portable Data Centres in MP3. Innovation Analysis from Christopher Hire, on ABC Radio Australia, interviewed by Ryan Egan.

SMH: Innovation in Manufacturing

Our Executive Director, Christopher Hire, was quoted in the Fairfax newspapers commenting on maintaining automobile manufacturing in Australia, in support of local manufacturing as part of the economic mix of cities.

Media Release: Boston 2007 Americas Innovation winner

Boston was named as the 2007 Americas Innovation Winner, in the Global innovation Review 2007, an independent comparative report by 2thinknowTM. Boston was ranked second place globally on universal criteria of Inspiration, ability to implement innovation locally, and access to markets for innovation.