The Smart City Kitchen

About: David Tuinzing

Co-Founder www.smartcitiesstrategies.com
and founder of The Smart City Kitchen. ----------------------------------------------------

David believes that collaboration between urban stakeholders is the key factor to a smart city. David advises, teaches and writes about collaborative urbanism, networked cities, change management, and social & economic development. His career combines academia and practice in consultancy projects, and involves forging partnerships between sectors, systems, projects and people.

He developed several urban recipes for urban areas like Rotterdam Central District, Kop van Zuid (Wilhelminapier), and the city of Leiden. Through studies at the University of Groningen, David has expertise and interests of both technical (spatial science) and economic (Msc. RE) systems in the city.
The Global Innovation Index 
Some insights from the attached chart (please feel free to add your own in the comments page):
Innovation has become global: all regions show potential as hubs of innovation (the two upper quadrants show the countries leading in the GII ranking)
Some emerging economies stand out: China is the only non-high income country among the top 30 on the GII. Results show that East Asia and the Pacific is at par with Europe and Central Asia (on average, across pillars), although the latter has a much higher average income per capita. 
Innovation efficiency matters to get a higher ranking in the GII, as shown by the positive regression line. 
For countries placed in the lower-right quadrant, efficiency is crucial, often determined by specialization in niche markets, pockets of wealth around clusters, or high growth. Pakistan is ranked 123rd on inputs and 67th on outputs, due to good marks on labor productivity, spending on software, high-tech exports, computer and communication service exports, domestic resident trademark applications , creative goods and services exports. Similarly, Nigeria is ranked 119th on inputs, but 62nd on outputs, Côte d’Ivoire is 125th and 79th respectively.
By contrast, countries in the upper-left, like Singapore, Hong Kong (SAR, China), Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia, Japan, Belgium do not achieve their full innovation potential.
Last but not least, there seems to be a positive relationship between population size and efficiency: six countries among the most densely populated, including three BRICs, are in the top 10 on the efficiency index: Nigeria, China, Pakistan, Brazil, India and Bangladesh (countries to the right of the chart; the chart shows the full name for the 30 most populated countries, except for USA and the UK).
ViaINSEAD eLab

The Global Innovation Index

Some insights from the attached chart (please feel free to add your own in the comments page):

  1. Innovation has become global: all regions show potential as hubs of innovation (the two upper quadrants show the countries leading in the GII ranking)
  2. Some emerging economies stand out: China is the only non-high income country among the top 30 on the GII. Results show that East Asia and the Pacific is at par with Europe and Central Asia (on average, across pillars), although the latter has a much higher average income per capita.
  3. Innovation efficiency matters to get a higher ranking in the GII, as shown by the positive regression line.
  4. For countries placed in the lower-right quadrant, efficiency is crucial, often determined by specialization in niche markets, pockets of wealth around clusters, or high growth. Pakistan is ranked 123rd on inputs and 67th on outputs, due to good marks on labor productivity, spending on software, high-tech exports, computer and communication service exports, domestic resident trademark applications , creative goods and services exports. Similarly, Nigeria is ranked 119th on inputs, but 62nd on outputs, Côte d’Ivoire is 125th and 79th respectively.
  5. By contrast, countries in the upper-left, like Singapore, Hong Kong (SAR, China), Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia, Japan, Belgium do not achieve their full innovation potential.
  6. Last but not least, there seems to be a positive relationship between population size and efficiency: six countries among the most densely populated, including three BRICs, are in the top 10 on the efficiency index: Nigeria, China, Pakistan, Brazil, India and Bangladesh (countries to the right of the chart; the chart shows the full name for the 30 most populated countries, except for USA and the UK).

ViaINSEAD eLab

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