Over the past year, The Global Institute on Innovation Districts conducted deep empirical research on nine leading innovation districts globally.
This research includes:
- Establishing a new set of metrics that helps better define, understand, and quantify the progress and success of these complex geographies of innovation.
- Conducting both quantitative and qualitative research on these districts to assess their strengths and weaknesses and where they are cutting-edge leaders in research and innovation.
- Setting new standards and a new definition of an innovation district.
- Writing and distributing a new research paper on the rise of innovation districts that more clearly defines their characteristics, strengths, and where they—as a collective—need greater support to advance.