Which are the world’s most innovative cities in 2022?

  • As people return to their offices, several cities are recovering well from the pandemic, according to a new report.
  • San Francisco, London and Beijing are clear talent and innovation hubs. US cities continue to dominate the list of most innovative cities.
  • Several rising stars join the global leaders for innovation, including Seoul and Beijing.

Despite ongoing global challenges, cities with the strongest innovation hubs and greater depth of talent are best placed for future success, according to a new report.

As companies search for talent hotspots to put their office roots down in, locations with the best innovation and talent outperform others for economic activity and create a flow of real estate capital, according to Innovation Geographies, the latest report from property company, JLL. The analysis of more than 100 cities – last done in 2019 – measures innovation and talent, in relation to property investment.

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The 50 Startups List

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups – 2021

We look beyond the blinding valuations to choose the companies that not only survived the Covid-19 crisis but thrived and are now best positioned for future success.

Hagar Ravet and Meir Orbach

This article first appeared on April 14, 2021 and is being reshared as part of CTech’s Top 10 stories of 2021.

Even the biggest optimists couldn’t predict the turnaround that the Israeli tech sector experienced over the past year. April of 2020 was a period of crippling uncertainty, with the entire county under lockdown, businesses closing down and mass waves of layoffs and furloughs, with a seemingly inescapable economic crisis arriving in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the local tech scene went on to see a 25% increase in capital raised with nearly $10 billion flowing into the sector by the end of 2020. Funding rounds of $100 million, $200 million, and even $300 million became par for the course and more than 20 new unicorns emerged, nearly doubling the previous count.

The result is not just a tech bubble that detached itself from the rest of the market, but the development of two divergent schools of thought within the industry itself. On one side, there are the companies and founders that side with rapid growth and huge funding rounds, while on the other there are those who insisted on adopting more gradual growth and found themselves refusing investors who were knocking down their doors. The former appear in this year’s unicorns list, while the latter make up Calcalist’s ranking of the 50 Most Promising Startups.

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22 Israeli startups that shone at CES 2022

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was back this year. Here are 22 of the best Israeli startups that lit up the world’s best electronics exhibition.


JANUARY 9, 2022, 10:00 AM

From a virtual bartender who speaks with a Hebrew accent to a high-tech mosquito zapper, Israeli startups were buzzing at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, January 3-7.

ISRAEL21c has a round-up of some of the coolest tech from the startup nation that appeared there.

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Israel has more than 500 consumer electronics and digital media companies whose
offerings span the range of innovative solutions. They are active in the mobile device,
smart home and smart TV, video and gaming, automotive, wearables, Internet of
things and many other arenas. IEICI is committed to advancing the Israeli consumer
electronics and digital media industries by bringing together Israeli companies and
leading consumer electronics companies from around the world.