An Innovation Incubator

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Proximity to universities, good infrastructure, and an open-minded culture — various factors come into play when an innovation hotspot is created. The leading startup culture — in fact, the mother of all startup cultures — is still Silicon Valley, which accounted for 25 percent of all global venture capital investment in the biotech sector in 2017. However, several cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia are now giving Silicon Valley some competition. The innovative strength of Tel Aviv, for example, is driven by outstanding incubator programs that were established by the Israeli government in the 1990s to make the country more attractive for well-educated Russian immigrants. Israel’s startup culture also benefits heavily from the country’s compulsory military service, which serves as a stepping stone to Silicon Wadi. Europe’s startup scene is now increasingly moving from London to Berlin, in large part due to the looming shadow of Brexit. In fact, a new digitally focused startup is founded in Berlin once every 20 hours.

TEL AVIV

NUMBER OF STARTUPS 6,500
ESTIMATED VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM
23.7–28.9 billion US-Dollar
EXCELS IN Cybersecurity, Automotive und Advertisment Technology
FAMOUS STARTUPS Mobileye, OurCrowd, Cyberark
POPULATION OF THE REGION 3.7 million
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF THE REGION 153 billion US-Dollar

BERLIN

NUMBER OF STARTUPS 2,400
ESTIMATED VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM
24.7–30.2 billion US-Dollar
EXCELS IN Fintech, loT, Health and Life Sciences
FAMOUS STARTUPS Zalando, Lieferheld, Soundcloud
POPULATION OF THE REGION 6 million
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF THE REGION 158 billion US-Dollar

SILICON VALLEY

NUMBER OF STARTUPS 16,000
ESTIMATED VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM
264–323 billion US-Dollar
EXCELS IN AI, Big Data, Analytics, Fintech, Biotech
FAMOUS STARTUPS Uber, AirBnB, Pinterest
POPULATION OF THE REGION 7.6 million
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF THE REGION 619 billion US-Dollar

SINGAPUR

NUMBER OF STARTUPS 50,000
ESTIMATED VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM
11.8–14.4 billion US-Dollar
EXCELS IN Fintech, Digital Media, Big Data, Analytics
FAMOUS STARTUPS Active.Al, oBike, Zuzu Hospitality Solutions
POPULATION OF THE REGION 5.5 million
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF THE REGION 264 billion US-Dollar

PUBLICATION DATE

11 July 2018

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