Sunday, 22 March 2009

Mapping Innovation

McKinsey has released a new report on the state of innovation around the world. The study classifies innovation in the world's leading cities using several yardsticks including: the number of patents approved, economic value-add etc. McKinsey then groups them into four different categories -- "hot springs," "dynamic oceans," "silent lakes," and "shrinking pools" based on their respective dynamism between 1997 and 2006...

The chart below uses the number of patents by city proxy.