Innovation Cities


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.



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.




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.


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.


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.




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.




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.


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.


The Global Innovation Review™ 2007

Global Innovation Review™ [GIR] is 2thinknow's annual process of review of current and predictive future change. An ongoing, continuous review grouped into change trends, innovation cities & creative companies as forces for change in the world. The insights are included in our analyst reports, City Benchmarking Data, the Innovation Course, Innovation Discovery and innovation consulting.



Innovation Cities Index 2009 Update

2thinknow are publishing the Innovation Cities Index 2009. It's part of the Innovation Cities Program of measuring innovation in cities based on collecting 162 performance indicators. Here's the latest...


NEWS: 2thinknow Website Updates Today!

The 2thinknow website, and related sites, are going through a server move today! New changes, new Cities functionality, new sites... (however, there may be some minor disruptions!)



2thinknow Innovation Models: developed 2005-2009

Since 2005, 2thinknow have developed (and now published a number) of original Innovation Models. 2thinknow innovation models provide structure & logic to change, across industries, professional silos, business functions, sectors and geography.



Innovation Cities Index 2008: Cities Data

In 2008, 2thinknow ranked 95 cities on Innovation in the Innovation Cities Index 2008. The aggregate Excel data of 3 data points per city is available for sale with supporting PDF analysis.


Global Innovation Review 2007 Annual

The original 2007 Innovation analysis of Innovation Cities, that called for a redefintion of an arts-centric, local economic culture - and warned of the dangers of the current path (prior to the GFC).


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.