Savills World Research
Tech Cities

2015

The Savills Tech Cities research programme aims to understand the many, diverse drivers that make good cities for the tech sector. We have identified the 12 global centres at the forefront of tech. All have thriving and growing tech industries and are at the top of global shopping lists for tech companies looking for space in which to locate.

Access to human capital is a key driver in locating tech firms, and vibrant cities are where the talent wants to live and work. Here we analyse why tech firms congregate in these cities, with factors ranging from access to venture capital through to the quality of a flat white available at the neighbourhood cafe.

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The 12 cities at the forefront of global tech

 

The 12 cities at the forefront of global tech.

 
 
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Seoul, technology is embedded in its infrastructure

 

Seoul’s transformation into a global tech city has been rapid.

 
 
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Human capital in the digital economy can choose to work almost anywhere in the world.

 

 A great deal of it chooses San Francisco – why?

 
 
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London's creativity, culture and diversity wins in the digital age

 

London's creativity, culture and diversity wins in the digital age

 
 
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Dublin is safe, vibrant and affordable

 

Dublin is safe, vibrant and affordable

 
 
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Understanding what makes a tech city tick

 

Cities are complex and multi-layered in a way that single-use purposebuilt out-of-town business parks are not.

 
 
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How café culture can give a tech city its buzz

 

Café culture epitomises what a tech city is.

 
 
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Small cities, big hitters on a global stage

 

Counterculture is often at the heart of the most successful small tech cities. These cities manage to attract a significant creative population and often offer some things the mega cities just can’t.

 
 
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Singapore - How Asia's top tech city competes in the digital world

 

Singapore is the premier Asian 'tech powerhouse'.

 
 
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Hong Kong – Asia’s entrepreneurial tech city

 

Hong Kong enjoys mixed status in our range of measures for a successful tech city.

 
 
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Berlin - Europe's accelerating tech hub

 

Berlin has much to offer to fast growing start-ups, drawing in young, highly educated, international workforce.

 
 
 

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