Taiwan’s Taipei ranked 5th most high-tech city in the world

San Francisco, California claimed the number one spot to be the most high-tech city in the world...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Taipei has been ranked as the fifth most high-tech city in the world, surpassing its Asian competitors such as South Korea and Singapore to be ranked at the top for the region, according to Business Insider, which consulted Australia-based research firm 2thinknow to compile the list.

2thinknow is a data innovation agency specializing in analyzing innovative cities, which has been providing standardized data and related services to large and small corporations, consulting firms, city governments and universities.

Ten factors related to technological advancement were considered to compile the rankings, including the number of patents filed per capita, startups, tech venture capitalists, ranking in other innovation datasets, and level of smartphone use, with a total of 85 cities worldwide being ranked.

San Francisco, California claimed the number one spot to be the most high-tech city in the world, while Taiwan’s Taipei topped the Asia’s list to snatch the fifth spot globally.

The report cited the analysis conducted by the research firm that says Taipei is ahead of its competitors in the field of industrial design, and focuses more on the hardware technology rather than software.

The city is also home to some of the largest PC companies in the world, including Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and Acer, while also scores highly in its number of venture capitalists, said the report.

The 25 most high-tech cities in the world:

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. New York, New York
  3. London, England
  4. Los Angeles, California
  5. Taipei, Taiwan
  6. Seoul, South Korea
  7. Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Singapore
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Chicago, Illinois
  11. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  12. Tokyo, Japan
  13. Stockholm, Sweden
  14. Vancouver, Canada
  15. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  16. Beijing, China
  17. Shanghai, China
  18. Montreal, Canada
  19. Bangalore, India
  20. Shenzhen, China
  21. Berlin, Germany
  22. Hong Kong, China
  23. Copenhagen, Denmark
  24. Barcelona, Spain
  25. Washington, DC