Cambridge remains the most intensive science and technological cluster in the world - according to a new report ranking innovation around the globe.
"I am thrilled to see Cambridge again recognised as one of the greatest innovation hubs on the planet."The 2023 Global Innovation Index (GII) - which evaluates the top-level innovative capacity of countries and economies, and identifies local concentrations of world-leading activity - has named Cambridge as the number one S&T cluster by intensity, in relation to its size, unchanged from the 2022 Index. San Jose, San Francisco, was named second, and Oxford, UK, third.
Professor Deborah Prentice, Vice-Chancellor
S&T clusters are established by analysing patent-filing activity and scientific article publication, and documenting the geographical areas around the world with the highest density of inventors and scientific
Professor Deborah Prentice, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, said: "Cambridge is a truly extraordinary place, where leading scientists work side by side with industry and academic partners, sparking ideas and creating life-changing medicines, technologies and services. I am thrilled to see it again recognised as one of the greatest innovation hubs on the planet."
Dr Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise, said: "It is fantastic to see this continued recognition of Cambridge’s success as the world’s most intensive science and technological cluster. The Cambridge innovation ecosystem is home to a unique and driven community of exceptional science, people, companies and partners, tackling global challenges and changing lives."