Through Anthony Assemat
Toulouse, an innovative city: the assertion is a reality according to this list. In a ranking on business innovation in major international cities, produced by the company Finom, a financial services platform.
The different areas of innovation
The latter explains the meaning of such a study:
“The study divides the innovation landscape into different areas, including research and development, start-up activity and the availability of funding. It also examines innovation at the level of each sector, for example in artificial intelligence, biotechnology and FinTech. The resulting shows which major international cities have set the stage for ranking an ecosystem conducive to business innovation and reveals which cities are global innovation leaders in each sector ”.
Paris, Grenoble and Toulouse in this ranking
A ranking of 100 cities was released, once all these parameters have been taken into account. In the Top 5, we find in order San Francisco, Beijing, New York, London and Boston.
Unsurprisingly, the first French city in this ranking is its capital, Paris, which displays a beautiful 8e place, allowing itself to get ahead of megalopolises such as Washington, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, Seoul, Sydney, Miami …
Toulouse ranked 60e place
Behind Paris is Grenoble which is pulling France upwards by positioning itself at 49e position. Toulouse can boast of being well obtained with a nice 60e place (and a score of 54.21 / 100), between Edinburgh (Scotland) and Sacramento (United States).
In detail, the Pink City is doing well in terms of Research and Development (R&D) in universities (score of 67.24 / 100) and in the R&D of government bodies, i.e. public research institutes (67, 16). In the other areas studied, such as the industrial ecosystem, the number of start-ups, artificial intelligence, mobility, health, innovation in ecological technologies, education, Toulouse barely collects the average.
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