- 2023: The IMD Smart City Index ranked Singapore as the smartest Asian city
- 2021: The IMD-SUTD Smart City Index ranked Singapore as the top smart city
- 2021: Singapore ranked first in Roland Berger’s Digital Inclusion Index (2021)
- 2020/2021: Singapore came up tops in a biennial study that ranks the top 50 smart city governments in the world
- 2021: Singapore ranked first in KPMG’s Global Ranking of leading technology hubs outside of Silicon Valley/San Francisco
- 2020: The IMD-SUTD Smart City Index ranked Singapore as the top smart city
- 2019: The IMD-SUTD Smart City Index ranked Singapore as the top smart city
- 2018: Singapore awarded as Smart City of 2018 at Smart City Expo World Congress
Singapore named top Asian city in the 2023 Smart City Index
Published by Swiss business school Institute for Management Development (IMD), the 2023 Smart City index ranks 141 cities by how they use technology to address the challenges they face to achieve a higher quality of life. Singapore was recognized as the leading smart city in Asia and the seventh-smartest in the world.
In 2020 and 2021, Singapore was also ranked seventh in the world, three places up from its rank of 10th in 2019. It had been ranked first from 2019 to 2021, but these past rankings have been adjusted according to a new methodology used for the 2023 index.
Click on the link to find out more about the 2023 IMD Smart City Index.
Singapore topped the IMD-SUTD Smart City Index for 3rd year running
Published by Swiss business school Institute of Management Development (IMD) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the 2021 Smart City Index ranks 118 cities by how “smart” they are. The index takes into account input from the cities’ residents of how technology had improved their lives. About 120 residents from each city were surveyed and Singapore came up tops.
Click on the link to find out more about the 2021 IMD-SUTD Smart City Index.
Singapore came up tops for Digital Inclusiveness
Published by Roland Berger, the 2021 Digital Inclusion index ranks 82 countries. Singapore came up tops and was lauded for its inclusive measures such as free public WiFi and financial assistance schemes for digital skills training, which have been credited with supporting wider digital adoption, and narrowing the digital divide.
Click on the link to find out more about Roland Berger’s Digital Inclusion Index (2021).
Singapore climbed to the top of the Smart City Governments ranking
Singapore eclipsed London to take top spot in a biennial study that ranks the top 50 smart city governments in the world. The Republic took the honours due to factors such as its technology infrastructure, digital initiatives and its “sterling” response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click on the link to find out more about the 2021 Smart City Governments ranking.
Singapore ranked first in KPMG’s Global Ranking of Leading Technology Hubs
Singapore clinched the top spot in KPMG’s global ranking of leading technology innovation hubs outside of Silicon Valley/San Francisco in 2021. Singapore pulled ahead of other cities like New York, Tel Aviv, Beijing, and London for the second year running.
The 2021 KPMG Technology Industry Survey surveyed more than 800 global leaders from various sub-sectors in the technology industry on the cities they see as leading technology innovation hubs over the next four years. Among the top factors seen as important in the ranking were an urban locale that attracts young professionals, a pipeline of skilled talent, and modern infrastructure (including high-speed bandwidth).
Click on the link to find out more about KPMG’s Global Ranking of Leading Technology Hubs (2021).
Singapore topped the IMD-SUTD Smart City Index for 2nd year running
Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich came up top in the 2020 Smart City Index. The 2020 Index ranked 109 cities, 7 more than in previous year’s inaugural edition, by using both economic and technological data, taken together with citizens’ perceptions of how “smart” their cities were.
In each city ranked, 120 citizens were asked questions on the technological provisions of their city across five key areas: health and safety, mobility, activities, opportunities and governance.
Click on the link to find out more about the 2020 IMD-SUTD Smart City Index.
Singapore took top spot in the IMD-SUTD Smart City Index
The first edition of the Smart City Index 2019, created by the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory, in partnership with SUTD, ranked 102 cities worldwide. The ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.
The top 10 cities in the IMD Smart City Index 2019 are Singapore, Zurich, Oslo, Geneva, Copenhagen, Auckland, Taipei Citiy, Helsinki, Bilbao and Dusseldorf.
Click on the link to find out more about the 2019 IMD-SUTD Smart City Index.
Singapore named Smart City of 2018 at Smart City Expo World Congress
Singapore was named the Smart City of 2018 at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
“Among the excellent finalists, Singapore came out strong for its clear strategy, its ability to implement digital initiatives nationwide, and its focus on placing citizens at the centre of its Smart Nation efforts,” said Dionosio González, Director of Advocacy & Outreach at UITP, and a member of the World Smart City Awards 2018 honour jury, after the awards ceremony.
Click on the link to find out more about the Smart City Expo World Congress 2018.