Up to this day, location has been the key factor that fostered cities to originate and grow. Access to the water, natural resources and climate played a very important role as well. In this era of innovation, cities started being built differently: today innovative cities often outperform traditional cities, even the ones, that have a long history.
Here is the list of Top 10 Most Innovative Cities in the world. Take a look and find out, why these cities are different and how innovative their future strategies are.
January 2016, UBER CEO Travis Kalanick forecasted that in the next five years, China’s innovation will surpass that of Silicon Valley and warned his colleagues in Silicon Valley to be aware of this paradigm shift. In the past 65 years, since the founding of the New China, the cultural undertakings and cultural industries of Beijing have witnessed remarkable achievements. As a national cultural center, Beijing has become a globally well-known cultural city. In late 1990’s Zhongguancun, China's Silicon Valley, was established in Beijing. It has been forecasted that Zhongguancun will become the leader of China's hi-tech industry in the 21st century. Zhongguancun is home to a raft of established Chinese technology companies, from PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. to search engine operator Baidu Inc. Xiaomi Corp., the nation’s biggest smartphone vendor, was established in the district five years ago and has reached a valuation of $45 billion to become the world’s most valuable startup.
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
CAPE TOWN, South Africa
LONDON, United Kingdom
MASDAR CITY, United Arab Emirates
SAN FRANCISCO – SAN JOSE, California, United States