UMii delivers a playbook and a set of recommendations that enable city stakeholders to improve innovation in the urban mobility sector.
By assessing the maturity of city innovation ecosystems, the Innovation Index seeks to empower city leaders to implement urban mobility policies and measures that enable innovation and promote knowledge sharing and dialogue.
Rather than scoring and ranking cities competitively, the Urban Mobility Innovation Index (UMii) looks at some of the challenges and an overview of the different stages of innovation. The framework has been tested in 30 cities worldwide, from major capitals such as Dubai and Barcelona to cities in developing countries, such as Abuja and Nairobi.
The UMii concept was originally announced on 28 August 2016 by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai and further initiated and sponsored by the Roads & Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) implemented by UITP in partnership with Future Cities Catapult.
“UMii is ground-breaking. There are few indexes dedicated to urban transport, and none that specially measure cities’ capacity to foster and implement innovation in this sector,” said Tim Moonen, Intelligence Director at the Business of Cities.