Cities in the Innovation Cities Index are scored for innovation on 3 factors that capture the innovation process. The 3 factors are: Cultural Assets: Measurable sources of ideas (e.g. designers, art galleries, sports, museums, dance, nature, etc). Human Infrastructure: Soft and hard infrastructure to implement innovation (transport, universities, business, venture capital, office space, government, technology, etc.). Networked Markets: Basic conditions and connections for innovation (location, military, economies of related entities etc).These 3 factors are based on 2thinknow’s extensive model of the stages of innovation process. In short, as innovation moves from idea to implementation and then, communication. Read More