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Top 10 global innovative hubs in 2022 Updated: 2023-01-05

Beijing surpassed London for the first time to rank third globally in innovation, according to the Global Innovation Hubs Index 2022 released on Dec 19.

Developed by the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance at Tsinghua University and Nature Research, the GIHI2022 evaluates 100 GIHs by three indicators including research innovation, innovation economy and innovation ecosystem.

The number of evaluated hubs in the 2022 edition has increased from 50 to 100, which also include mini-hubs with populations of less than one million, according to Nature Research.

Let us take a look at the top 10 cities and metropolitan areas (MA) in innovation in 2022.


No 10 Shanghai

A view of the Huangpu River in Shanghai. [Photo/VCG]


No 9 Paris MA

A photograph shows a view of the Eiffel Tower from the rooftop restaurant at the Morland Mixite Capitale complex, a new mixed used real estate complex in the heart of Paris on May 5, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 8 Geneva

The Geneva's landmark fountain, known as "Jet d'Eau", is seen on June 14, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. [Photo/VCG]


No 7 Tokyo MA

This photo dated Dec 16, 2022 shows the Christmas illuminations of Keyakizaka street in Roppongi Hills, commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, and the illuminated Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan. [Photo/VCG]


No 6 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

A photo shows the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, a mega sea-crossing project, in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Aug 18, 2022. [Photo/IC]


No 5 Boston MA

People walk under fall foliage on Boston Common, Oct 14, 2022, in Boston, United States. [Photo/VCG]


No 4 London MA

A photo taken on Dec 19, 2022 shows retailers tempting shoppers to spend before Christmas. [Photo/VCG]


No 3 Beijing

The skyline of Beijing. [Photo/VCG]


No 2 New York MA

A view of The Fulton Street Subway station on March 17, 2020 in New York City. [Photo/VCG]


No 1 San Francisco-San Jose

The Golden Gate Bridge is seen in San Francisco, the United States. [Photo/VCG]