Surveys and reports about Amsterdam’s innovation performance

City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Report
This study provides city policymakers with a resource to help them develop policy initiatives that catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship in cities. Amsterdam ranks fifth globally and third in Europe.
>> See CITIE: City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Report 2015

European Digital City Index
This study describes and benchmarks how well different cities across Europe support digital entrepreneurs and provides information about the strengths and weaknesses of local ecosystems. Amsterdam comes third for startups and fifth for scale-ups.
>> See European Digital City Index 2016

European Innovation Scoreboard
The European Innovation Scoreboard 2016 gives an assessment of the innovation performance of the EU and of individual member states, as well as that of key international competitors. Its 25 indicators give a detailed analysis of their strengths and weaknesses on the basis of important innovation drivers − from research systems and public and private investment to the economic effects of innovation.
>> See EIS: European Innovation Scoreboard 2016

 Global Information Technology Report
The Netherlands comes sixth in the Networked Readiness Index of this report.
>> See WEF - The Global Information Technology Report 2016

Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking
This study ranks the top 20 startup ecosystems around the world along five major components: performance, funding, talent, market reach and startup experience. Amsterdam ranks 19th globally and fifth in Europe.
>> See Compass: The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015

Innovation Cities
This study ranks 500 cities around the world, measuring each city’s potential as an innovation economy at the current time. Amsterdam ranks seventh globally and third in Europe.
>> See 2ThinkNow: Innovation Cities Index Report 2015

PwC Cities of Opportunity
This study measures the performance of a range of global cities against a set of 10 indicators developed by PwC, which jointly provide a holistic view on how successful cities thrive in sustainable urban development and can remain competitive on the world stage. Amsterdam ranks fifth globally and third in Europe.
>> See PwC: Cities of Opportunity Report 2016

Startup Heatmap Europe
Based on an online survey, ESI’s Startup Heatmap has collected data from 700 startup founders for insights into the desirability of European cities as startup locations.
>> See ESI - Startup Heatmap Europe 2016

Sustainable Cities Index
This study examines 50 cities around the world, ranking them across a range of indicators to estimate the sustainability of each city. Amsterdam ranks fourth, both globally and in Europe.
>> See ARCADIS: Sustainable Cities Index Report 2016