Does the city have a grounded view of how to approach innovation and the capability to deploy it?


Strategy investigates how city stakeholders look at innovation in urban mobility, uncovering the underlying drivers for the strategy, the process to achieve a common vision, and who takes the ownership of the strategy.
Strategy also explores the foundations of the work, assessing how well informed the process is and whether the strategy is translated into specific SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) actions.

Under this lever, we look at:
• Innovation strategy readily available
• Comprehensiveness of the strategy
• Means to execute and monitor the strategy


Capability looks at how the city builds internal capacity to support innovation and leverages on skills and capabilities of external stakeholders.
To assess how open the city is to experimentation, capability investigates the maturity of the open innovation ecosystem by looking at the type of environment the city creates to enable innovation to take place in real conditions, and how distant it is from becoming a living lab.

Under this lever, we look at:
• Internal capacity to support innovation
• Skills and capabilities leveraged to drive innovation


Soundness focuses on data as a catalyst for innovation, exploring how the city is harnessing data to inform the strategy as well as how it is encouraging the use of data both internally and externally to support the development of new and improved mobility solutions in the city.
Soundness explores the maturity of the processes adopted to collect mobility-related data, as well as data beyond traditional transport information (investigating the intersection of the transport sector with non-traditional areas that might have an impact in mobility). Strategy also explores how open and usable the data collected is.

Under this lever, we look at:
• Maturity of data collection
• Data accessibility
• Data usability