London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index. Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108.
The index is released by someone called 2thinknow. No, I’ve never heard of it either. It describes itself as a “global innovation agency”, whatever that is supposed to mean.
According to 2thinknow the index scores 500 cities using 162 indicators for measuring conditions conducive to creating innovation in a city.
It says the top 50 cities, which includes Sydney and Melbourne – 2thinknow’s home, are nexus cities. Auckland and Wellington sit in the second, hub, band. Below that are node cities.
Yes. You’ve guessed it’s all quite meaningless and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
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