List of technology centers

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A Silicon Valley skyline (San Jose).

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 (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.

Globally prominent clusters[edit]



Cameroon Cameroon

Egypt Egypt

Kenya Kenya

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

Mauritius Mauritius

Morocco Morocco

South Africa South Africa

Zambia Zambia


Bolivia Bolivia

Brazil Brazil

Canada Canada

Chile Chile

Guatemala Guatemala

Mexico Mexico

United States United States


Sri city Business Centre

China China

Hong Kong Hong Kong

India India

Iran Iran

Israel Israel

Japan Japan

Malaysia Malaysia

Myanmar Myanmar

Pakistan Pakistan

Philippines Philippines

Qatar Qatar

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Singapore Singapore

South Korea South Korea

Taiwan Taiwan

Thailand Thailand

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Vietnam Vietnam



Austria Austria

Belarus Belarus

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Finland Finland

France France

WISTA in Berlin (Silicon Allee)

Germany Germany

Hungary Hungary

Republic of Ireland Ireland

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

Italy Italy

Netherlands Netherlands

Portugal Portugal

Russia Russia

Romania Romania

Slovakia Slovakia

Spain Spain

Sweden Sweden

Switzerland Switzerland

Turkey Turkey

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ukraine Ukraine

Places with "Silicon" names[edit]

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:






Costa Rica[edit]



United States[edit]








  • SiliconFjord: Oslofjord region[42]



  • Ticino Valley: Technology cluster in the Lugano area

United Kingdom[edit]



  • 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 Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park
  4. ^ Pardis Tech Park
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  20. ^ Lahore's Software Park almost completed
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  26. ^ Singapore Science Park
  27. ^ Lee, Suh-yoon. "IT firms rushing to hire software developers". The Korea Times. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
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  29. ^ Southern Taiwan Science Park Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ Nankang Software Park
  31. ^ GIANT Campus website
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  33. ^ Official Innopolis web-site
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  40. ^ Soper, Taylor (February 11, 2015). "Former Pitney Bowes HQ now 'Silicon Harbor'". Stamford Advocate. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
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  42. ^ SiliconFjord
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  44. ^ "Silicon Spa". Retrieved 2014-06-10.)

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