World’s 15 Most Inventive Cities

The OECD tracks patent applications for more than 250 cities around the world under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an international system that allows inventors to apply for patent protection in up to 117 countries simultaneously through a single application process.

Based on the total number of patent applications for every 10,000 residents in a metropolitan area, the world’s 15 most inventive cities are concentrated in northern Europe and the United States.

#1 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
#2 - San Diego, California
#3 - San Francisco, California
#4 - Malmo, Sweden
#5 - Grenoble, France
#6 - Stuttgart, Germany
#7 - Boston, Mass.
#8 - Stockholm, Sweden
#9 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Total Pop: 3,304,170
Pop. Density: 208
Patent applications: 1,672
Patent apps per 10k residents: 5.06 

#10 - Munich, Germany

via Forbes

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  3. omplatt said: That population suggests they are talking about the entire metro area, St. Paul (and probably some suburbs too, w/e though) would like as shout out please
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    my hometown is number two?? I kind of expected that to mean we would live in a city of the future
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