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Vienna - Europe's most innovative city

2 May 2013

The latest ranking by Australian agency "2thinknow" cities Vienna as Europe's most innovative city. Worldwide only Boston and New York are ahead of Vienna in joint first place.

Australian innovation agency 2thinknow compares data on 1,540 cities worldwide to produce its annual "Innovation Cities Global Index" , ranking 445 cities.

Thirty one areas are evaluated with a total of 162 indicators taken into account. Factors such as cultural assets, networked markets and human infrastructure – e.g. mobility, start-ups, education and technology – form the basis for the analysis. The goal is to determine which cities offer the best conditions for the successful implementation of innovative ideas in regional or global innovation.

Vienna comes third overall in the 2012 rankings, just behind Boston and New York in joint first place,  climbing two places on the 2011 ranking. The study cites Vienna as the most innovative city in Europe, closely followed by Paris, Munich and London.