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CITIE: A resource for city leadership

This report is an introduction to the CITIE framework (city initiatives for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship), analysis and results for 2015.

This report is an introduction to the CITIE framework (city initiatives for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship), analysis and results for 2015. 

 

Key Findings

We researched how 40 leading cities from around the world are supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. We tested against a series of metrics that collectively answer three questions:

  1. How open is the city to new ideas and new businesses?
  2. How does the city optimise its infrastructure for high-growth businesses?
  3. How does the city build innovation into its own activities?

Our analysis revolves around nine policy roles that city governments can adopt to support innovation and entrepreneurship. The roles are Regulator, Advocate, Customer, Host, Investor, Connector, Strategist, Digital Governor and Datavore. They are designed to cover the full range of a city’s operations.

CITIE is designed to be used by policymakers in cities. To the greatest extent possible, it focuses on those policy levers that city governments have at their disposal, although this inevitably varies from place to place.

Authors

John Gibson, Matthew Robinsonand Scott Cain

 

Authors

John Gibson

John Gibson

John Gibson

Director of Government Innovation

John worked in our Innovation Lab, leading our work on government innovation.

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