A history of global innovation, since 1999.
2thinknow provide cities, their businesses, communities and citizens an Innovation Toolkit to change their world. We provide professional tools to create economic opportunity through innovation. 2thinknow transfer knowledge to create and lead innovators through courses, events, data, & reports.
Produce the largest independent analyst data-set benchmarking city performance worldwide, and expanding to measure over 1,600 urban centers in 2011-12. Quoted by media through the Innovation Cities™ Index, we are a global innovation agency, working with city government, chambers of commerce, trade boards, mayors, think tanks, tech firms and others worldwide.
|Starting 1999. 2thinknow’s private company was established in 1999, as a company that performed data analysis, programming and presentation service for major clients in government, multi-nationals, listed companies and charitable NGOs.||Vienna, 2005. Our Executive Director, Christopher Hire went on a tour of Europe in 2005, to compare innovation in European cities. He followed this with more European and U.S. tours in 2006 & 2007, and compiled a series of notes and frameworks.||Established 2006. The 2thinknow trademark was registered in August 2006, along with the business name. Some initial change consulting was applied to our technology clients, and scorecards designed for clients like LendLease, GPT and others.|
|Boston 2007. The first Innovation Cities™ Index was launched in Boston, and then Paris, in April-May 2007. The first major edition of the Global Innovation Review (now Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report) followed after San Francisco upon return to Melbourne, and we formulated ideas with the Globe Innovator.||Development 2008-2009. The detailed mechanics of 2thinknow innovation models were fleshed out during this time. The massive task of the City Benchmarking Data™ process for 256+ cities on 162 indicators was expanded into it’s current form at this time. The Innovation Cities™ Analysis Report was published.||Launch 2010-2011. The 2thinknow Innovation Cities Index expanded to 256 cities in 2009, 289 in 2010. This and the broader suite of Innovation Tools — such as the Local Innovation Forum™ event, and the Innovation Course™ were finalized ready for their 2011 release.|
In 2011, we are launching the Innovation Toolkit by 2thinknow.
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