The results of a survey conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in China found that the cities with the best environment for innovation are Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Beijing, Changzhou, Yantai, Guangzhou and Shaoxing. Shanghai is regarded as the most ideal place in China to open a business.
The Stockholm Challenge is a global networking program for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs. One of its scope is to demonstrate how information technology can improve living conditions and increase economic growth in all parts of the world.
Ryan Williams has taken 200 (so far) Web 2.0 applications and plotted them on a map to show how development is distributed across the US and Canada. It’s an interesting way to chronicle the Web 2.0 trend.
ICING stands for “Innovative Cities for the Next Generation” It is a Specific targeted research project / IST call 4 funded by the E.C.
Silicon Valley Index is a publication that has been telling the Silicon Valley story since 1995. Released every January, the indicators measure the strength of Silicon Valley’s economy and the health of its community—highlighting challenges and providing an analytical foundation for leadership and decision making.
The paper of Rhonda Roberts, University of Wollongong, Australia, ‘Issues in Modelling Innovation Intense Environments: The Importance of the Historical and Cultural Context’ defines innovation intense environments as those special spaces which are purported to accelerate the rate of innovation and proliferation of new, high technology industries.