List of technology centers

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This is a list of technology centers throughout the world. Governmental planners and business networks like to use the name "silicon" or "valley" to describe their own areas as a result of the success of Silicon Valley in California. Nevertheless, there are a few qualitative differences between these places, and metrics may be applied to measure their dominance.

These metrics include:

  • How much and to what extent public and/or private research and development 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 both)
  • If mainly corporate, how much revenue and profit and which corporates have headquarters there.
  • If mainly corporate, how much venture capital has been made available to companies in the zone.
  • What supporting higher educational institutions are located in nearby.

Globally Dominant clusters[edit]

  • Silicon Valley - originating in Stanford University (Palo Alto and Menlo Park), and spreading south towards San Jose, California and suburbs. San Francisco and other areas, especially near Berkeley and Oakland, are technically not part of Silicon Valley, nevertheless SF in particular has seen near dominance in particular higher up industries such as web development (2013-2016) and venture capital. Silicon Valley has maintained dominance for decades in core industries such as microprocessor development, and had been the dominant software development center (including web) before it lost that crown to nearby San Francisco. Peculiar to the region is an obvious lack of other industries, as technology has crowded them out.

List[edit]

Americas[edit]

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Guatemala

Mexico

United States

Africa[edit]

Algeria

  • Technopole of Algiers - Cyberparc of Sidi Abdallah (under construction)

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

South Africa

Zambia

Asia[edit]

The interior of a building in the Technopark, at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
Sri city Business Centre

Burma

China

Hong Kong

India

Iran

Israel

Japan

Malaysia

Pakistan

Philippines

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

United Arab Emirates

Vietnam

Oceania[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria

Belarus

Czech Republic

Estonia

Finland

France

WISTA in Berlin (Silicon Allee)

Germany

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

Serbia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

United Kingdom

See also[edit]

References[edit]