Innovation and invention gives us the warm fuzzies here at Idealog HQ. (Have you entered the 2013 Innovators Awards yet? Well, have you?) So, naturally, we liked Forbes’ round-up of the world’s 15 most inventive cities.
Judged on ‘patent intensity’ as tracked by the OECD’s Patent Cooperation Treaty, the top dog for inventiveness was Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Medical researchers in the city are currently developing technology to create “tiny, biodegradable implants known as Bioneedles” that could replace syringes in vaccines.
Also topping the list for inventiveness were cities in the US, Germany and Sweden.
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