Moscow took 38th place in the global index of innovative cities of the world 2thinknow (Innovation Cities Global Index), having risen by 10 positions over the year. In November 2019, the rating came out 12 times and covered more than 500 world cities, as explained Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.
“The top 5 cities included New York, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles and Singapore. Japanese Osaka, Canadian Vancouver, Portland and Las Vegas (USA) scored the same number of points as Moscow. In this ranking Moscow outrun Istanbul, Oslo, Rome, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hong Kong, Helsinki and Brussels,” added the vice mayor.
2thinknow ranked 20 Russian cities. St. Petersburg stands 109th on the list, Kazan takes 393rd place, Novosibirsk is 405th, Yekaterinburg is 416th and Rostov-on-Don is 419th.
“In 7 years, Moscow has made a significant headway in its development, having risen more than 150 positions in the 2thinknow rating: in 2012, the city took 192th place there,” said Denis Tikhonov, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow. – “Cities are assessed by 162 indicators, which have been combined into three blocks: infrastructure for human capital, market potential and cultural heritage. Experts, in particular, analyze such indicators as GRP, level of material well-being and education, corporate income tax, industrial development level, number of multinational corporations headquarters in the city, presence of industrial clusters in the city, city brand promotion strategy, government policy in the field of IT, the development of wireless networks, the development of card payments, etc. ”