Monikers/nicknames for high-tech hubs – UPDATED

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Cambridge, UK (Silicon Fen) – Source: slideshare.net

We’ve all heard of Silicon Valley and the Research Triangle, but what about lesser know high-tech hubs? Here are the monikers and nicknames found thus far – additions and corrections are always welcome.

  • Aerospace Valley – Toulouse, France
  • Automation Alley – Detroit-Troy, Michigan
  • Brainport – Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Buffalo Billion – Buffalo, New York
  • Cambridge Cluster – Cambridge, England, UK – added 5/3/22
  • Data Center Alley – Loudon County, Virginia – added 5/26/22
  • Dulles Tech Corridor – Washington, DC
  • FinTech Capital – Detroit, Michigan
  • GIANT – Grenoble, France
  • Golden Corridor – Chicago, Illinois
  • High Tech Campus – Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Hudson Tech Valley – Albany, New York
  • Ideon – Malmo-Lund, Sweden
  • Kista Science City – Stockholm, Sweden
  • M-4 Corridor – London-Swansea, England/Wales, UK
  • Optics Valley – Tucson, Arizona
  • Polymer Valley – Akron, Ohio
  • Research Triangle – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  • Roboburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Rocket City – Huntsville, Alabama
  • Route 128 – Boston-Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Science City – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Science Park – Oxford, England, UK
  • Silicon Allee – Berlin, Germany
  • Silicon Alley – New York City, New York
  • Silicon Bayou – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Silicon Beach – Western Los Angeles, California
  • Silicon Cape – Cape Town, South Africa – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Corridor – M4 Corridor west of London, England, UK – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Delta – China’s Pearl River Delta
  • Silicon Desert – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Silicon Docks – Dublin, Ireland – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Fen – Cambridge, England, UK
  • Silicon Forest – Portland, Oregon
  • Silicon Glen – Edinburgh-Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Silicon Gorge – Bristol, England, UK
  • Silicon Harbor – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Silicon Hills – Austin, Texas
  • Silicon Lagoon – Lagos, Nigeria – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Mountain – Denver-Boulder, Colorado and Buea, Cameroon – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Oasis – Dubai, UAE – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Peach – Atlanta, Georgia – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Prairie – once associated with either Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas or Chicago-Champaign, Illinois; but more commonly now signifies the region encompassing Omaha-Lincoln, Nebraska-Kansas City, Missouri-and Des Moines, Iowa
  • Silicon Roundabout – East London, England, UK
  • Silicon Savannah – Nairobi, Kenya – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Saxony – Dresden, Germany
  • Silicon Slopes – Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo
  • Silicon Speedway – Indianapolis, Indiana – added 5/3/22 – Thank you, vuplex
  • Silicon Valley – San Jose-Sunnyvale, California
  • Silicon Valley North – Ottawa Region, Ontario/Quebec, Canada – added 5/3/22
  • Silicon Wadi – Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Silicon Woods – Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Software Cluster – Rhein-Main-Neckar, Germany
  • Tech City – London, England UK
  • Tech Coast – San Diego, California
  • Technology Triangle – Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge, Ontario Canada -added 5/3/22
  • Tech Valley – Albany, New York – added 5/3/22
  • Technopolis – Oulu, Finland

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9 Responses to Monikers/nicknames for high-tech hubs – UPDATED

  1. M. Droski says:

    Silicon Holler has been used to describe places like Springfield, MO which have a large software development base. I see this also be used in the southern Appalachian states.

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  2. Jane says:

    What’s up, I read your new stuff like every week. Your writing style is witty, keep up the good work!

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  3. Boesh says:

    Silicon City – Bangalore, India

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  4. vuplex says:

    Silicon Speedway – Indianapolis, Indiana

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