City & Regional Ecosystems

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Plugging in to a local business ecosystem — or building a stronger one — can serve as an accelerant for innovation. It can lead to new collaborations and investments, and potentially create a stronger talent pool for all of the players in that region. Our coverage of city and regional ecosystems focuses on how companies engage, with a focus on creating value for all parties involved. We also occasionally map the key players in a particular innovation ecosystem, like Silicon Valley, New York, or Boston.

A few good places to start: our lists of the top cities for innovation in North America, and the top cities for innovation globally, as well as our research reports on startup engagement and ecosystem development.

Articles & Case Studies

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An Annotated Map of 25 Corporate Innovation Hubs in New York City

It’s hard to compete with Wall Street when it comes to global influence and importance. In fact, in 2018, New York’s financial hub surpassed London in one key ranking (thanks, Brexit!).

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50+ Corporate Innovation Hubs in Boston and Cambridge

Boston houses a fertile innovation scene that attracts corporates who want to keep an eye on the latest research; hire recent grads; and invest in startups. See 50+ hubs here…

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An Annotated Map of 50 Corporate Innovation Hubs in Silicon Valley

Our list of sites for "big company" innovation in the Bay Area looks at the region though the lens of public companies investing in R&D, innovation, or corporate venture capital. 

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Why Thomson Reuters Rotates Talent Between Labs

Mona Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters Labs, explains why the company began rotating employees between its innovation labs. Find out more in this video…

Research Report

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Co-Creation & Ecosystem Development

Get data from 275 innovation professionals on co-creation and ecosystem development.

Audio & Video Resources

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Partnerships at Bayer’s Innovation Center

Dr. Chris Haskell discusses how Bayer partners with startups, academic institutions, and other corporates at the company’s Innovation center.

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Inside Silicon Valley’s Innovation Culture

We ask, “What makes FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google ) more innovative than other companies?” We ask Faisal Masud of Wing Aviation to find out. 

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Why Thomson Reuters Rotates Talent Between Labs

Mona Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters Labs, explains why the company began rotating employees between its innovation labs. Find out more in this video…