Basel among the most future-oriented cities in Europe
fDi Intelligence has investigated the most important tech cities across Europe. Basel secured top spot for cities up to 350'000 people. In terms of foreign direct investment strategies, the Basel Area was ranked in second place in regions category up to 1,5 Mio people.
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The competence center for foreign direct investment of the Financial Times, fDi Intelligence, has once again compared Europe’s future-oriented tech cities. In the ranking, Basel achieved the top position for European tech cities of the future, for cities with populations of between 100,000 and 350,000 people.
The city owes its top ranking above all to its economic potential. In the specific ranking for this aspect, Basel took second place across Europe. The city’s significant human capital and good quality of life saw it also ranked in fourth place for this category.
The ranking also highlighted that Basel is home to major pharma giants such as Roche, Novartis, and Roivant Sciences. However, the city also attracts investments in the area of professional services. Hence service providers were responsible for more than a quarter of new investments in Basel in the period between October 2016 and September 2021. In addition, the city’s key strategic position at the border between Switzerland, Germany, and France was highlighted.
European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022/23 (fDi Intelligence)
Furthermore, fDi Intelligence produced a ranking specifically for European regions. Here, the focus was primarily on strategies for attracting foreign direct investment. In the category of small regions, the Basel Area claimed second place in the overall European ranking.
Award Ceremony in Cannes
The fDi Intelligence awards remain valid for a period of two years. The award ceremony is set to take place in Cannes, France, on March 15.
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