Top 5 cities in the world for innovation

2thinknow makes a yearly estimate of how friendly cities are for innovation, taking into account where a city has been, as well as multiple indicators like cultural assets, human infrastructure, and networked markets. The top spot used to be obvious-Silicon Valley-but it's not there anymore. Let's take a look at the top five cities for innovation.

SEE: Smart cities: A business leader's guide (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

The crowd is tight after the top five, with Singapore at six and Boston, Toronto, Paris, Sydney, and Chicago all neck and neck. Check out 2thinknow's Innovation Cities Program full rankings on the company's website.

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