The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys

By: | August 8th, 2013

Marc Andreessen recently said the world would be much better off if it had 50 more Silicon Valleys. Silicon Valley, a powerhouse combination of innovation and deep pockets has made its bread and butter with an entrepreneurial culture and business-friendly policies.

The Next Silicon Valley

The next Silicon Valley measuring up to the original is likely to come from the list below. There were many more candidates but we had to stop at fifty. Let us know who you think should be on the list and who they should replace! The top 5 most likely candidates to reach the size of “Silicon Valley” are highlighted.

Cornell University Building New Tech Campus In New York City

Cornell University and Stanford University competed for the contract to build a new $2 billion tech campus. Cornell had already raised $450 million for the project which will be a partnership with Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The contract was awarded in 2011 and the project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

50 Silicon Valleys

  1. Adelaide, Australia or “Silicon Mallee”
  2. Akademgorodok, Russia or “Silicon Khal”
  3. Austin, Texas, USA or “Silicon Hills”
  4. Bangalore, India or “Silicon Platea
  5. Bandung, Indonesia or “Silicon Valley of Indonesia”
  6. Berlin Germany
  7. Beijing, China or “Silicon Valley of China”
  8. Boston, Massachusetts, USA, “Cyber District”, Cambridge and others
  9. Brno Czech Republic
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Campinas, Brazil or Brazilian Silicon Valley
  12. Chicago, Illinois
  13. Chile
  14. Dresden, Germany or Silicon Saxony
  15. Hyderabad, India or “Cyberabad”
  16. Dalian, China or “Silicon Penninsula”
  17. Daejeon & Digital Media City, South Korea
  18. Davoa, Philippines or “Silicon Gulf”
  19. Detroit, Michigan, USA
  20. Dubai, UAE or “Dubai Silicon Oasis”
  21. Dublin, Ireland
  22. Hsinchu, Taiwan or “Silicon Island”
  23. Hong Kong, China
  24. Indonesia
  25. Kista, Sweden or “Silicon Valley of Sweden”
  26. Lagos, Nigeria or “Silicon Lagoon”
  27. Lima, Peru or Lima Valley
  28. London, Britain or “Silicon Roundabout“, “Silicon Fen & Silicon Corridor”
  29. Long Island, New York, USA
  30. Los Angeles, CA, USA
  31. Nairobi, Kenya or “Silicon Savannah”
  32. New Songdo City, South Korea or “Silicon Valley of South Korea”
  33. New York City, New York, USA or “Tin Pan Alley”
  34. Paris, France
  35. Perth, Australia
  36. Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  37. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  38. Seattle-Tacoma, Bellevue, Washington, USA
  39. Shenzhen, China
  40. Singapore
  41. Skolkovo, Russia
  42. Cape Town, South Africa or “Silicon Cape”
  43. Sydney, Australia
  44. Tel Aviv, Israel or “Silicon Wadi”
  45. The Middle East
  46. Tokyo, Japan or “Bit Valley”
  47. Toronto, Canada
  48. Vancouver, CA
  49. Waterloo, Canada
  50. Wellington, New Zealand or “Silicon Welly”
David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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