HSE University to Present Its New HSE Global Cities Innovation Index at the Open Innovations Forum 2020
On October 19, the first public presentation and discussion of the HSE Global Cities Innovation Index will take place at this year’s international Open Innovations Forum. The index, developed by HSE University researchers, is the first of its kind.
Outstanding talents and globally recognized companies are the most objective metric of a city’s economic success. Along with an advanced infrastructure and a hospitable environment, these factors form the foundation of a city’s ‘brand’ and serve as a city’s best means of attracting new creative and entrepreneurial initiatives from around the world.
Using a sample of 36 cities that are most attractive to innovators, researchers at HSE University analyzed factors that make the cities attractive and influence their technological development, creative industry, and urban environment. On the basis of 120 indicators, the researchers calculated the HSE Global Cities Innovation Index, the first ranking to evaluate cities in terms of their innovational attractiveness. The study showed that the level of creative industry development in a city has a much more significant influence on its potential to attract innovators than its technological potential, infrastructure, or the institutional system.
The HSE Global Cities Innovation Index is unrivalled in terms of the depth of research and breadth of indicators. The index can serve as a map for representatives of the innovative class, researchers, members of creative industries, and professionals involved in urban governance and the development of specific sectors of the knowledge economy.
The ranking will be presented on the first day of the international Open Innovations Forum, which will be held online, as part of the Public Talk on 'How Do Metropolises Attract Talent? A Look through the Prism of HSE Global Cities Innovation Index'. The session is organized by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the City of Moscow.
Professor Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector and Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at HSE University, and the project’s supervisor, Professor Evgeniy Kutsenko, Director of the Russian Cluster Observatory Centre, will comment on the ranking and its features.
Participants will discuss precisely what factors enable global cities to attract new and established actors of the knowledge economy and what will determine who will emerge as leaders in the race for talent in the future.
The online broadcast of the presentation will be open to the public and can be accessed at the Open Innovations Forum website.
Time: October 19, 13:40 - 15:10