How effectively does the city enable innovation to be deployed?


Regulation investigates how the city is looking at nonfinancial barriers that prevent innovation from taking place in the city, and the extent to which it uses the powers available to address those obstacles.
Regulation also looks at how changes in the regulatory environment have impacted the creation of new business models.

Under this lever, we look at:
• Market barriers to innovation
• New business models emerged


Investment focuses on how risk averse the city is and what the level of financial resources committed is to support R&D projects in urban mobility.
Investment also assesses the type of incentives to third-party innovation and how the city leverages investment to multiply the funds available.

Under this lever, we look at:
• Own investment
• Attracting investment


Engagement explores how the city engages and interacts with its users (citizens, commuters, tourists, businesses) and how the city acts upon users’ insights to inform decision-making, improve local services and drive local innovation.
Engagement also looks at how data regarding user experience of mobility services in the city is collected, and how the information is then used to understand the needs and preferences of city users to inform decision making, improve local services and overall drive local innovation.

Under this lever, we look at:
• User engagement
• Data collection
• Communication and information provision