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The global top 20 cities for innovation and technology

<p>What are the best cities for innovation and technology? Silicon Valley certainly comes to mind, but how about Atlanta or Vienna? Sydney? The business site <a href="">Business Insider</a> did an analysis of the best cities for technology entrepreneurs. Here’s their list of the top 20.</p><p>Business Insider assessed each city based on 31 segments of their industries and economy, and 162 indicators of innovation. However, the firm's data analysts compile each city's index score, out of 60, from three key factors: cultural assets, human infrastructure, and networked markets.</p><p>Here's the countdown to the top 20 cities for technology and innovation.</p>
Take a look at the cities that rise to the top of the tech world. Some of the cities on this list are quite a surprise.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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