In the 2021 Tech Cities of the Future ranking, Moscow took14th place among 76 European cities, moving up four positions and leaving behind Frankfurt am Main, Warsaw, Vilnius, Milan, and others.
To create a shortlist for fDi x TNW Tech Cities of the Future 2021, the fDi Intelligence division of the Financial Times collected data using the specialist online FDI tools fDi Benchmark and fDi Markets, as well as other sources.
Data was collected for 76 locations across Europe, under five categories: Economic Potential, Innovation & Attractiveness, FDI Performance, Cost Effectiveness and Start-up Environment.
Locations scored up to a maximum of 10 points for each data point, weighted by importance to the FDI decision-making process to compile the subcategory rankings. In addition, surveys were collected under a sixth category, FDI Strategy, for which there were 32 submissions.
Locations that ranked in the top 20 in this category were given bonus points, contributing to their overall score. Together, the data subcategory rankings and the FDI Strategy ranking make up the overall fDi and TNW Tech Cities of the Future 2021 ranking.