2016 Bangalore, India
Bangalore, India. Nominated as a Knowledge city-region. Bangalore is referred to as the ‘IT Capital of India’ as well as the ‘Biotech City’. The city plays a prominent role in international electronics, telecommunications and information technology contributing almost 40% of India's production in high technology industrial sectors. Bangalore is home of the corporate giants in IT like Infosys, Wipro, Satyam, Aditi, IBM, Compaq etc. Biotechnology is another sector in which Bangalore has showed a significant growth. Bangalore has the best "bio-cluster" in India with sudden escalation in the biotech market, which was due to growing multinational collaborations and indigenous R&D efforts in this field. The city was selected by UNIDO, 2004 as a dynamic city-region focusing on the Sectors/Clusters of IT/electronics and the Biotechnology. Bangalore is nick named "India's Silicon Valley", "Fashion Capital of India", "The Pub City of India", and "The Garden City". It is India's fifth largest city and the fastest growing city in Asia. Bangalore is the fourth largest Technology Cluster in the World. Bangalore has easy availability of qualified and trained manpower, the supporting services for industries, and an environment that stimulates progressive development of technology. It is the city of electronics, and computers. It has the most significant public sector base in the country. Bangalore has developed into one of India's major economic hubs and was rated by CNN as the "Best place to do business" in the world.