How We Measure a City Innovation Process in 3 Steps
City innovation eco-systems require many moving parts - and it's complex. Here is a high level overview of how we measure your city.
So one of the key questions we get is ‘what’s the model for Innovation Cities™ Index?’
Here it is explained in a relatively simple form. This explains the concept.
Starts with 3 Factors
3 Factors are the basis of a score to measure a cities innovation pre-conditions, in a globally comparable way. We started this model in its first iteration in 2007.
The 3 Factors map the innovation process from idea to implementation to communication. More on this innovation process on another article. There are similar models created later as a result of the Design Thinking movement. And this is quite compatible with other models as well.
There is another 4th factor which underlies all factors, which we explain to paid subscribers at a later date.
The 3 Factors drive the primary measurement of innovation used in the index.