Mike Wardle, Professor Michael Mainelli
Long Finance & Distributed Futures (November 2021), 47 pages.
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The fouth edition of the Smart Centres Index (SCI 4) was published on 29 November 2021. SCI 4 rates the innovation and technology offerings of leading commercial and financial centres across the world.
The Smart Centres Index focuses on financial and commercial centres across the world in relation to their approach to and delivery of innovation and technology, including Science, Energy Systems, Machine Learning, and Fintech, along with other applications.
The SCI is a factor assessment index, combining a number of instrumental factors - data measures drawn from a range of data providers across the world - and assessments given by business and finance professionals of three dimensions related to innovation and technology in major commercial and financial centres:
131 commercial and financial centres were researched for SCI 4 of which 72 are included in the index. SCI 4 was compiled using 130 instrumental factors. These quantitative measures are provided by third parties including the World Bank, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD, and the United Nations.
The instrumental factors are combined with financial centre assessments provided by respondents to the GFCI online questionnaire. SCI 4 uses 2,157 assessments from 302 respondents.
SCI 4 Results