A recent study by Australian Innovation Agency 2thinknow called the Innovation Cities™ Program, named Boston the Most Innovative City in the United States and the world beating out international powerhouses Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna. They evaluated 289 cities and ranked them on a one to ten scale in three categories: cultural assets, human infrastructure, and networked markets. Boston was given the label of a “nexus”, which 2thinknow executive director Christopher Hire explains here:
Cities that have a high index score are nexus cities, followed by hub then node cities. Nexus and hub cities are the critical junctures of the innovation economy across multiple segments. We divide the urban economy into a pie, and assess the slices. A nexus city scores well in multiple segments of the urban innovation economy.
For the full list of rankings, please visit Innovation Cities™.