Report: Vancouver ranked in top 20 most high-tech cities in the world

Aug 25 2017, 9:37 pm

Vancouver has been named one of the top high-tech cities in the world.

According to a report at the World Economic Forum, Vancouver was selected as the 14th top technology city among 25 that were ranked by Business Insider and consultants 2thinknow, a research firm that specializes in analyzing innovative cities.

The ranking was selected on 10 factors related to technological advancement, which included the number of patents filed per capita, startups, tech venture capitalists, ranking in other innovation datasets, and level of smartphone use.

Topping the list, which was released this month, is San Fransisco’s “Silicon Valley,” which “wins in just about every category.” New York comes in second place, followed by London, Los Angeles, and Seoul.

Vancouver came in at number 14. Meanwhile, Toronto’s 9th place ranking makes it the top Canadian high-tech city, and Montreal made it on the list with a number 18 ranking.

According to the report, there are more than 600 digital media companies that generate more than $2 billion in revenue in Vancouver.

Here are the top 25 most high-tech cities:

1. San Francisco, California
2. New York, New York
3. London, England
4. Los Angeles, California
5. Seoul, South Korea
6. Taipei, Taiwan
7. Boston, Massachusetts
8. Singapore
9. Toronto, Canada
10. Chicago, Illinois
11. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
12. Tokyo, Japan
13. Stockholm, Sweden
14. Vancouver, Canada
15. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
16. Beijing, China
17. Shanghai, China
18. Montreal, Canada
19. Bangalore, India
20. Shenzhen, China
21. Berlin, Germany
22. Hong Kong, China
23. Copenhagen, Denmark
24. Barcelona, Spain
25. Washington, DC

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