Saturday, 16 March 2013

Singapore most innovative, KL 11th out of 16 Asian cities

Solidiance has written a report ranking the most innovative cities in Asia.

More details can be found here.

In total 16 cities were researched, Singapore was considered to be the most innovative city. Kuala Lumpur just failed to make the Top 10, it ended on the 11th place:

1. Singapore
2. Sydney
3. Melbourne
4. Hong Kong
5. Auckland
6. Tokyo
7. Seoul
8. Osaka
9. Pusan
10. Taipei
11. Kuala Lumpur
12. Bangkok
13. Beijing
14. Shanghai
15. Mumbai
16. New Delphi

The outcome should not come as a complete surprise. Singapore has been spending lots of money to encourage innovation and research, it has dozens of incubators (including many foreign ones), many grant schemes, highly rated universities, etc.

Kuala Lumpur should improve on these fields, and also fight corruption, crime and red tape if it wants to improve on its score.

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