Since May 2020, Cité-ID has partnered with the Laboratoire d’innovation civique pour l’expérimentation réglementaire (LICER, or the Civic innovation laboratory for regulatory experimentation). Initiated as part of Montréal en commun (formerly the City of Montréal’s Smart City Challenge), the LICER is a collective project led by the Maison de l’innovation sociale (MIS) to remove regulatory barriers that can hinder innovation at municipal and local levels.
Cité-ID is now partnering with the Laboratoire d’innovation civique pour l’expérimentation réglementaire (LICER), a collective project led by the Maison de l’innovation sociale (MIS). As part of Montréal en commun, the LICER has three main objectives:
1 — To identify issues requiring regulatory experimentation and undertake targeted projects with partners from the mobility and food security clusters of Montréal en commun.
2 — To map the people involved and their influence on these issues, as well as explore the regulatory design processes.
3 — To define the scope of LICER experiments within the framework of Montréal en commun by: (1) assessing the potential for regulatory innovation; (2) defining a methodology for experimentation, as well as indicators for evaluating and integrating learning; and (3) identifying issues that require concrete regulatory experimentation in targeted projects involving partners from the two clusters.
Cité-ID will contribute to the achievement of LICER’s objectives by documenting the organizational ecosystems of projects associated with the mobility and food security clusters. A first phase will employ qualitative research methods (non-participant observation of workshops and semi-directed interviews). In a second phase, Cité-ID will conduct a social network analysis to measure the quality of inter-organizational links within the ecosystem of each project.
The first phase of Cité-ID’s mandate began in May 2020 and will conclude in December 2020 with the delivery of a first research report. The second phase will begin in January 2021. The timeline for 2021 has yet to be determined.