Managing Dundee’s Mobility Innovation Living Lab

£1.4 million smart mobility test bed

Mobility app

How can innovations in transport technologies and services improve wellbeing and quality of life?

Urban Foresight manages a £1.4 million smart city innovation programme for Dundee City Council.

The Mobility Innovation Lab (The MILL) is transforming Dundee into a real-world test bed for new transport technologies and services. It aims to demonstrate how innovations in transport technologies, business models and data can improve wellbeing and quality of life, such as connecting people with essential services and enhancing economic opportunities.

This innovative programme is creating opportunities for new products, services and business models to be developed and trialled in Scotland’s fourth largest city.

The first wave of projects to be run through The MILL were commissioned in Summer 2018 and will deliver solutions related to car sharing, fleets, smart parking, active travel. The next phase will be to combine these services into a single mobility as a service platform and is expected to commence early in 2019.

Urban Foresight manages all aspects of the programme. This includes providing expert support to large and small businesses. The support provided includes help to access funding, infrastructure and end-users to co-create solutions.

Urban Foresight also has a role to facilitate collaborations amongst suppliers, help to scale-up solutions to other Scottish cities and create opportunities to promote innovations to global markets.

Sector Expertise

Bottom-up understanding of the needs and motivations of citizens, as well as engaging with communities to inspire positive actions and behaviours 

How new technologies and business models are transforming the way people and goods are transported to create better connected, healthier and more sustainable cities 

Maximising the opportunities for employment and wealth creation and helping to establish the necessary governance, policy and capital funding to make this possible 

What We Delivered

Defining commercial opportunities and the underlying economic impacts of a project 

Professional engagement with relevant stakeholders and experts to uncover key insights and identify shared priorities 

Defining key stakeholders, determining their priorities and defining their relationship to a client or project 

We reimagine services in order to create new economic value and meet customer needs in new ways.