01. Innovation strategy
More than half of respondent cities (55%) have formal innovation goals, while just under half (49%) have a formal innovation strategy.
A city’s innovation strategy is the course forward for how to achieve innovation goals. Cities with a formal innovation strategy reported to be more experienced with activities that foster innovation than those that do not have a formal strategy. In addition, the vast majority of cities (75%) prioritise specific policy areas in their innovation efforts, in particular social inclusion, equity and welfare; transport and mobility; and economic development.