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Do you know where big high-tech companies like Google and Facebook are based? In the Silicon Valley of course! Your neighbors there are other well-known companies such as Apple, HP, Intel, Netflix and Tesla. However, the High-Tech Zone of San Francisco and San Jose is not the most innovative place in the world, according to data company 2thinknow's annual ranking. The ranking of the world's best high-tech cities was recently published by www.businessinsider.com. Such a ranking is made every year and there are constant innovations that often surprise the world of the most advanced technologies.
San Francisco isn't the number one high-tech city in the world. Silicon Valley takes 3rd place in the latest ranking.
The Japanese capital Tokyo is in the top spot.
In the already published ranking of the most innovative high-tech cities in the world, according to the 2022 Innovation Cities Index, the Japanese capital Tokyo takes the top spot. Such well-known companies as SoftBank, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sony Corporation, Mitsubishi are currently located there. This is the first time an Asian city has claimed the top spot as the world's most innovative city since 2thinknow began compiling the annual rankings in 2007.
The British capital London is in second place, where large banking companies such as TransferWise and Monzo are represented.
New York, the city that never sleeps, is in 4th place.
Among the top 50 is Austin, Texas, the city with the biggest jump in the rankings, rising 18 points compared to 2022 to reach the 29th place. Meanwhile, Barcelona dropped to 30th place and that's a definite drop of 17 points compared to last year. Three major German cities are listed in the ranking of the top 50 high-tech cities in the world, namely Berlin in 14th place, Munich in 21st place and Hamburg in 42nd place. Just for comparison, the neighboring cities of Amsterdam and Vienna stand up accordingly Place 18 and 19.
One of the best high-tech cities in the world is Singapore.
Companies such as DBS Bank, Singtel and Flex have their headquarters there.
Cities are rated on 31 segments of their industry and economy and 162 indicators of innovation. However, the company's data analysts calculate each city's 60-point index score from three key factors: heritage, human infrastructure, and connected markets. For this reason, the ranking is particularly meaningful.
You can see the latest ranking of the 50 most innovative cities in the world, where high technologies are best developed, here.
Boston is ranked 7th among the most innovative high-tech cities in the world.
Companies such as General Electric and Boston Dynamics are located here.
Toronto is also one of the leading high-tech cities in the world.
The French capital Paris is ranked 9th.