2011 June Update — Innovation Cities Analysis Report

The revised June 2011 update of the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, is an interim update in preparation for the 2011 Index, and featuring a shift in our innovation analysis direction.

This has been superseded by later updates.

An interim update to the Innovation Cities Analysis Report has been added as at June 2011.

Opportunities in an Innovation Economy.

Customers who buy our report get 2thinknow innovation insight. This features a summary of our future scenarios, economic opportunities, and the full framework for innovation in city markets across the world. The Innovation Cities Analysis Report is the only report containing this information — it is not available from government agencies or consultancies (most of whom failed to foresee, and many are failing to manage the old economic crisis).

Updated Analysis.

Added and updated in this coverage – in the Analysis:

  • Updated 21 Global Trends for 2011-2016
  • European Debt Crisis
  • U.S. economic situation
  • China growth
  • Japan / Asia situation
  • Australian/NZ opportunities and resource issues
  • New views on Mid-East and Africa
  • 2010 data updates

Our customers will find that all of our trend analysis predictions for the global context remain the same as 2009-2010. This is because we 2thinknow have different analysis tools, and a unique process for measuring innovation over time.

Innovation track record.

Author of the report is 2thinknow Executive Director in charge of analysis, Christopher Hire. Hire’s voice is among the most accurate voices in the field of innovation, as he predicted the GFC as a “September 2008” shock event, and against all other analysts in finance predicted the Australian stock market would maintain 4,500 points on indices.

He also warned about the British economic crisis, and the danger of U.S. backsliding — and all of this ahead of Goldman Sachs, the U.N. and others. He has been wrong (to date) on the Australian property price fall, although the analysis of the situation (housing over represented as investment, crowding out innovation sectors in Australia) remains the same.

Since 2009 structure.

The expected content structure matches previous editions with the:

  • Full Innovation Cities Analysis Framework of 162 indicators summarized
  • Summary explanations of applying our innovation models (minor updates)
  • And further valuable analysis.

So the structure is the same our customers have seen since 2009.


Customers range across Europe, Australia, Asia, USA and Canada.These include CEOs, business leaders, city investment boards, state government leaders, libraries, professors, media, R&D firms, technologists, think tanks, corporate R&D and others.

Since June 2011, libraries, bookstores and current PhD students / Professors can receive a 20% discount on this edition (using PDF order form).

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Release Notes:

  1. Due to a delay in editing, this includes updates of our analysis to July 15, 2011. This is an update to previous 2010 editions.
  2. The 96 large format page count has not changed, although sidebar content has been added
  3. There is no new ISBN on this edition. This is a working papers series (interim) update.


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