Regulation and Governance Supporting Systemic MaaS Innovations – Towards Innovation Platforms

Teemu Surakka, Tero Haahtela, Fabian Härri, Tobias Michl, Anne Horila

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is an example of a systemic innovation, where sustainable mobility services addressing different customers' transport needs are integrated with traveler information and ticketing/payment services. In our current research project, ENSCC Smart Commuting, we have examined how the differences in national regulation, stakeholder processes, and geographical characteristics have resulted in different approaches to regional governance when supporting different sustainable mobility solutions.

Public-Private-People-Partnership processes and clearly defined roles are essential when supporting systemic innovations. Growth Corridor Finland (GCF), a collaboration network comprising municipalities, ministries, chambers of commerce and private companies of the region, uses a common vision process and quick experiments to find out the optimal solutions for regional needs. There are several similar collaboration networks in the Basel metropolitan area such as Agglo Basel and the Trinational Eurodistrict Basel. These Swiss networks integrate the interests of more than 80 municipalities/cities and their thematic focuses include transportation and spatial planning.

In the field of transportation, these networks aim at promoting cross-regional mobility solutions and becoming innovation platforms for new smart and sustainable mobility solutions. The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of different stakeholders from this collaboration and how these formal collaboration networks could enhance stakeholder participation when progressing with their aims.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICoMaaS 2017 Proceedings
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2017
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Conference on Mobility as a Service - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 28 Nov 201729 Nov 2017
Conference number: 1


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobility as a Service
Abbreviated titleICOMAAS
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  • Governance
  • Stakeholders
  • Transportation
  • Collaboration networks
  • Case study


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  • ICoMaaS 2017 Best Paper Award

    Surakka, Teemu (Recipient), Härri, Fabian (Recipient), Haahtela, Tero (Recipient), Horila, Anne (Recipient) & Michl, Tobias (Recipient), 28 Nov 2017

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