List of technology centers

This is a list of technology centers throughout the world. Government planners and business networks often incorporate "silicon" or "valley" into place names to describe their own areas as a result of the success of Silicon Valley in California. Metrics may be applied to measure qualitative differences between these places, including:

  • How much and to what extent public and/or private research and development (R&D) funds are spent in the zones
  • What percentage of local employment is technology related
  • If the zone is mainly government funded or is mainly corporate driven (or is it a mix of both)
  • If mainly corporate, how much revenue and profit and which corporations have headquarters there
  • If mainly corporate, how much venture capital has been made available to companies in the zone
  • What supporting higher educational institutions (e.g., universities or colleges) are located in nearby
Skyline of Silicon Valley's largest city: San Jose, California.

Globally prominent clustersEdit

ListEdit

AfricaEdit

  Cameroon

  Egypt

  Kenya

  • Konza Technology City: launched in 2013, and set to host business process outsourcing (BPO) ventures, a science park, and other facilities

  Mauritius

  Morocco

  Nigeria

  South Africa

  Zambia

AmericasEdit

  Bolivia

  Brazil

  Canada

  Chile

  Guatemala

  Mexico

  United States

  Uruguay

AsiaEdit

 
Sri city Business Centre

  China

  Hong Kong

  India

  Indonesia

  Iran

  Israel

  Japan

  Malaysia

  Myanmar

  Pakistan

  Philippines

  Qatar

  Saudi Arabia

  Singapore

  South Korea

  Taiwan

  Thailand

  United Arab Emirates

  Uzbekistan

  Vietnam

EuropeEdit

  Austria

  Belarus

  Belgium

  • BioWin: The Health Cluster of Wallonia

  Czech Republic

  Finland

  France

 
WISTA in Berlin (Silicon Allee)

  Germany

  Hungary

  Ireland

  • Dublin (known as "Silicon Docks" or "The European Silicon Valley", due to its high number of technological EMEA centres)

  Italy

  Netherlands

  Portugal

  Russia

  Romania

  • Bucharest
    • Grozăvești including Politehnica Campus, Regie Campus, Sema Park, Afi Park and Orhideea Offices
    • Pipera including Pipera Park, Aviației Offices and Piața Pipera Offices
    • Măgurele including the European laser technology institute
    • Romexpo including Expozitiei Offices, Tipografiei Offices and Jiului Offices
    • Militari including West Gate Offices
  • Cluj Napoca[34]
    • Între Lacuri start-up offices
    • Jucu technology park
  • Iași
    • Palas-Sfântul Andrei Offices
  • Craiova
    • S200 technology park including Universitatea Campus
    • Ford automotive park
  • Timișoara
    • Openville
    • Vox Technology Park
  • Pitești

  Slovakia

  Spain

  Sweden

  Switzerland

  Turkey

  United Kingdom

  Ukraine

OceaniaEdit

  Australia

Places with "Silicon" namesEdit

The following list contains places with "Silicon" names, that is, places with nicknames inspired by the Silicon Valley nickname given to part of the San Francisco Bay Area:

AfricaEdit

AmericasEdit

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

ChileEdit

Costa RicaEdit

MexicoEdit

United StatesEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GreeceEdit

IrelandEdit

NorwayEdit

  • SiliconFjord: Oslofjord region[43]

RussiaEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

  • Ticino Valley: Technology cluster in the Lugano area

United KingdomEdit

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

  • Silicon Mallee (Adelaide, Australia; Mallee, an Australian aboriginal word for the land area around Adelaide covered by low, scrubby dwarf eucalyptus "mallee" vegetation)
  • Silicon St, Sydney" An inner city colloquial district including Ultimo/Pyrmont along Harris St spanning 10 km2 from UTS to Google including Fishburners
  • Silicon Beach: A term used by those in the Australian startup community to refer to the startup ecosystem within Australian cities, in particular by Meetup groups like Silicon Beach Sydney and Silicon Beach Adelaide

New ZealandEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Kerr, William R., and Frederic Robert-Nicoud. 2020. "Tech Clusters." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 34 (3): 50-76.

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