The other Silicon Valley in the world

Silicon Valley is the dream of any technology company. The west coast of the USA UU. It is the place where companies that have changed the world were born, such as Apple or Google.

Contrary to what many people think, Silicon Valley was not built, it was an area where, since the beginning of the last century, brilliant minds began to gather. The biggest reason that the techies of the moment will settle in this area was its proximity to Stanford University.

Companies like HP, IBM, eBay, Facebook, Adobe, Intel, Nokia or Yahoo! They were born as fun projects in garages and ended up revolutionizing the world of technology.

The impact of companies that are part of Silicon Valley in the rest of the world has made other countries want to create their own techie ecosystem.

There are many destinations that fight to be the next Silicon Valley, however, none of these centers still have enough size to compare to Palo Alto and Mountain View, which concentrate around 40% of the companies listed on the Fortune list 500

Silicon Fen: Cambridge, United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge is an international educational reference. Well, now a new Valley is growing around it. Thanks to the agreements it has with MIT, the University of Cambridge manages to attract a lot of talent, which is developing technology companies based in the area of ​​the university. It is known as Silicon Fen, for being in southern Fenland, county of Cambridgeshire.

Silicon Wadi: Tel Aviv, Israel

Silicon Wadi comprises a much wider area than the other valleys. It is a technological ecosystem located around Greater Tel Aviv, including the cities of Ra’anana, Herzliya, Caesarea, Haifa, the academic center of Rehovot and the technology parks of Malha and Har Hotzvim in Jerusalem. Surprisingly, the percentage of university students who start startups is twice that of the Silicon Valley in the United States, India or China.

Dubai Silicon Valley

Dubai has been investing since 2002 in a project that wants to compete directly with Silicon Valley, the so-called Dubai Silicon Oasis. It is located in the city center and has an area of ​​7.2 square kilometers. His tactic is to attract startups to start their career in this oasis and grow as Silicon Valley once did.

One of the projects that are being cooked in Dubai Silicon Oasis is the flying car of Uber and NASA, which prepares the city for when oil ceases to be its main source of income.

The Chinese Silicon Valley

Shezhen, near Hong Kong, has been confirmed as the city of innovation in China. Specifically, the global epicenter of hardware manufacturing. A great example is the police robots that you can find at the airport if you are going to visit the Chinese Silicon Valley.

Skolkovo Technopark District

Russia wants to be among the world leaders in the technology sector again. To do this, launched Skolkovo Technopark District, the Russian Silicon Valley. This complex is divided into five areas: information technology, nuclear technology, energy efficiency, biomedical innovation, space and telecommunications. And it is occupied by some 1,500 companies.

Such is the Russian interest in being a technology giant that has created a city from scratch based on the latest technological developments. Innópolis, as the place is called, aims to rise as the capital of technology.

Silicon Plateau

Bangalore is home to the so-called Asian Silicon Valley, which already has some 1,200 computer companies with names as renowned as Microsoft, IBM or Dell. The success is such that a university has been created in its surroundings: Silicon City College.

Silicon Alley

Manhattan has become home to important Internet companies. The companies decided to settle here after the dotcom bubble burst, between 2000 and 2003, when 4,854 Internet companies disappeared. In Silicon Alley we can find the second largest office of Google, in addition to numerous media and advertising.

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