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Scopus provides insights into Amsterdam’s competitive advantages

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:00

Drawing on Scopus data, the ground-breaking report Mapping Research and Innovation: Understanding Amsterdam’s Competitive Advantage was released today showing how Amsterdam is building its future on a foundation of research to create a sustainable knowledge economy.

Developed by Elsevier Analytical Services in partnership with the Urban Innovation Network, the report explores the importance of aligning research with city development policies and provides a macro picture of Amsterdam’s research base.

Using Scopus data and SciVal analytics, the report analyzes the city's competitiveness across multiple dimensions of research performance from 2004-2013. Using Amsterdam as an extended case study, it provides a holistic view of the city’s research strengths and benchmarks its performance against other European cities of comparable size (a.o. Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, and Manchester). Such insights can help policymakers and business leaders collaborate more effectively, inform corporate location decisions, and guide real estate investment strategy.

In addition, Nick Fowler (Managing Director of Elsevier’s Research Management division) will be participating in the panel discussion "Disruptive strategies for attracting investment in cities" on 11 March, 16:00 - 17:00 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Read more about the event.

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Download the report: Mapping research and Innovation: Understanding Amsterdam’s Competitive Advantage