Innovation hubs

Indore is the most populous and the largest city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. It is also considered as an education hub of the state and first city to have campuses of both the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management.

Daejeon is South Korea's fifth-largest metropolis. Daejeon had a population of over 1.5 million in 2010. Located in the central region of South Korea, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major transport routes.

Daejeon is one of South Korea's administration hubs with the Daejeon Government Complex. Currently, 12 national government offices are located in the city.

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population (3,732,616), after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu.

It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

The city has a strong economic base, especially in the shipping, biotechnology, and semiconductor industries. Nissan moved its headquarters to Yokohama from Chūō, Tokyo in 2010.

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. The city's population was 116,468 according to the 2010 Census. It is located 45 miles (72 km) southeast of San Francisco.

Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel. It is also home to Santa Clara University.

Santa Clara owns and operates an electric utility called Silicon Valley Power.


San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. It is the fourth-most populous city in California, and the 13th-most populous in the United States. In a 2016 census, the estimated population was 870,887. The metropolitan area had a population of more than 4.6 million.

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 inhabitants within the city limits. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, and the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia).

The area is home to 68 colleges and universities, including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia is the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within both the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the state of Georgia in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 472,522, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Due to the more than 30 colleges and universities located in the city, Atlanta is considered a center for higher education.

Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London, in the East Midlands. In 2015, Nottingham had an estimated population of 321,550, with the wider urban area, which includes many of the city's suburbs, having a population of 915,977.

Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes), and tobacco industries.

Nottingham is home to the headquarters of several companies.

London is the capital and most populous city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Its estimated mid-2016 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,787,892 and accounts for 13.4% of the population in the United Kingdom.