Shanghai ranks 17 on global innovative city list

Updated 2018-04-20 11:46:03

A consulting institution affiliated to Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission recently released an evaluation report about global technology innovation centers. According to the report, among 20 top global innovative cities, Beijing ranked 9 and Shanghai ranked 17, reported Thursday.

The report covers 160 cities and metropolitan areas globally. Evaluation indexes include scientific research, innovation vitality, industry technology and technology development environment.

The top-100 technologically innovative cities are located in only 38 countries and regions worldwide, mostly North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific region. Over 20 cities in the U.S. are included in the list; nine in Germany; eight in China.

The report pointed out that a city's scientific innovation level is affected by the number of its scientific academic professionals, the number of scientific companies as well as the number of universities.

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