Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report 2013 April & July Update

Announcing the 2013 edition of the Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report.

This is about to be replaced by the 2014 edition.

Essential Companion to Index 2012-2013.

This edition was timed to coincide with the 7th year of the annual Innovation Cities Index 2012-2013 year. The Index classifies all the cities in the world for innovation, using band scores to slot cities into groups from Nexus and Hub to Node, Influencer and Upstart.

The basic Index is free here. And, to understand the basis of the index, and world events it is important to purchase the report.

For those seeking to understand city innovation.

The report summarizes the indicators, segments and Innovation Cities Framework, and trends/worldview. These are the ideas and assumptions behind the Index and the Innovation Cities Program. See all section contents here.

The Program is revolutionary, because it is based on the world’s most detailed data-set of cities (162 indicators, 451 under analysis cities in 2012).

This edition of the report is 146 large format pages — significantly larger than the previous 118 pages.

WHO GETS IT? Copies are ordered by cities, multinational corporations, corporate/university libraries, R&D departments, investors, banks, professors and governments. Anyone interested in understanding the impact of city innovation.

History of Innovation.

The first report was published in 2007 and has been updated annually / bi-annually since 2009 with each significant change in economic events.

DID YOU KNOW: In 2007, the report predicted the general background leading to the GFC, and called for an innovation economy? The report predicted that Germany would outpace Europe, the U.K.’s temporary decline and that the U.S. would backslide.

(This edition predicted the collapse of Ukraine’s entry into Europe)

NEW! This new edition will predict the current economic conditions for global innovation. There is a big announcement of futrue trends regarding the global and U.S. economy.

Do not be uninformed and miss out on the only report that consistently understands and predicts the narrative of world events in a 12 month to 15 year window.

The report does this by a detailed written analysis in story form of real innovation through analyzing economic and social City Benchmarking Data.

Our City Benchmarking Data is not just statistics — it is based on real people are impacted in their economic and social lives.

What will be different?

Content changes inside the report include:

  • Updated Eurozone analysis
  • Updated China analysis
  • Updated Russia zone analysis
  • Updated Mid-East analysis
  • Updated Asia analysis
  • Changes to indicator design
  • Increased Economic Guidance

Also, we have a new Executive Edition, with all analysis from the report in PowerPoint slides (or Apple Keynote) format. This will enable you to present the ideas in the report to your colleagues, and build support for innovation in your organization. the Executive Edition includes a summary of all analysis and predictions.

Pre-order, save & get both.

The 2012 report is about commence early stage editing, awaiting the 2012 Index results from analysts.

All orders placed after September 8th, 2o12 now automatically include the previous and this new report update.

Note:  See our online store for latest prices.


The new report is scheduled to ship within 30 days to all pre-orders and new orders.

EARLY SHIP: Service package clients will receive a PDF copy several days prior to other subscribers.

Supporting Data & Analyst Services.

Why is a report different to data?

The ICA report is an analysis tool in written story form. This report contains the Framework, and worldview used for analysis.If you want to read and understand the framework, the report is for you.

Overview 3 factor summary data to classify the cities is also included in the report. This is the data that provides the band scores to classify cities.

In 2012, we will be including an executive slide summary of the report in some editions.

Is detailed city data is in the report?

The report does not contain 162 indicator City Benchmarking Data, which is available to order here.

What is City Benchmarking Data?

City Benchmarking Data is a set of standard indicators designed to measure cities across all countries and cultures, and differences in data and local conditions. City benchmarking data allows you to compare locations in any way you see.

How do you sell City Benchmarking Data?

We sell it in 2 main ways.

  • Single City Data-set: Complete 162 indicators of data for your city. This is a flat price for a complete data set in Excel, charts and PowerPoint.
  • Comparative City Data-sets: Choose your indicators, and your locations. Priced by indicator and by location.

Want to find out where to locate your business or project. Our analysts will also answer your city research question; by putting together a list of locations and indicators.

Please visit City Benchmarking Data or contact us for these options.

How do I get data and analyst support for my city?

If you monitor a single city, and want analyst support or detailed City Benchmarking Data for your city, then see our City Service Packages. City service packages all include this report, and guidance for cities.

If you would like a City Collaboration, please contact us.