Released 2016-2017 edition of Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report


Essential 2017 Companion to Innovation Cities™ Index 2016-2017.

Timed to coincide with the 10th year of the annual Innovation Cities™ Index 2016-2017 has been released.

The Index classifies all the cities in the world for innovation, using 3 factor scores to classify cities into 5 bands from Nexus and Hub to Node, Influencer and Upstart. The Index is free here but you need the report to understand the Index.

Understand Disruption

Accurate Trend Analysis

And, to understand the world events that are shaping innovation, and the basis of the Index it is important to purchase the report. Previous editions have correctly predicted the events leading to the GFC, strength of Germany during the GST, weakness of key economies, and most recently the disintegration of attempts to integrate Ukraine into Europe.

Detailed City Analysis

The report summarizes the indicators, segments, framework, and trends/worldview used to analyse all the world's cities. These are the basis, ideas and assumptions behind the Index and the Innovation Cities™ Program. See all section contents here.

The Innovation Cities™ Framework and Program is revolutionary, as it is based on the world's most detailed data-set of cities (162 indicators, 500+ cities under analysis cities in 2016-2017).

This latest release of the report is 182 large format pages.

Who Orders It?

Copies are ordered by cities, economic development professionals, multinational corporations, corporate/university libraries, R&D departments, investors, banks, professors and governments. Anyone interested in understanding the impact of city innovation or disruption opportunities can order this report.

History of Report

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: The Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report has accurately predicted most of the macro trends of the last 7 years. In 2007, the report predicted the general background leading to the GFC, and called for an innovation economy. Later reports predicted that Germany would outpace Europe, the U.K.'s temporary decline and that the U.S. would backslide. The most recent report predicted specifically the collapse of the failure of Ukraine to join the European Union.

NEW! This new edition will predict the current economic conditions for global innovation and the outcome of probable disruptions in the near term. Can you afford to miss out?

The report examines innovation as ways real people are impacted in their economic and social lives. Unlike other narrators we are consistently right, and tell the global narrative as a single readable story by region and country. Shouldn't you be ahead of other leaders?

What will be different?

Greater analysis and more guidance for innovators on future events.

  • Expand Trend Analysis
  • New indicator descriptions
  • Significantly increased guidance for product and service innovators
  • Ideas on where to locate, where to invest for business
  • Suggestions for governments to improve their innovation
  • Suggestions for cities to improve their innovation
  • New ideas on how to create pre-conditions for innovation
  • Comprehensive content

Also, we provide 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.

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