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The Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI) (A tool to measure innovation in municipalities)

dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-25T07:12:04Z
dc.date.available2021-11-25T07:12:04Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). The Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI) (A tool to measure innovation in municipalities). DOI: https://doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2021/0076en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn9781928496410
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/220
dc.descriptionPlease cite as: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). The Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI) (A tool to measure innovation in municipalities). DOI: https://doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2021/0076en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe MIMI project was initiated by the DSI in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the HSRC and UKZN. The purpose of this initiative was to develop an innovative tool capable of assessing and measuring the innovation landscape in municipalities, thus enabling municipalities to adopt innovative practices to improve service delivery. The outcome of the implementation testing, based on the participation of 22 municipalities, demonstrated the value and the capacity of MIMI to produce innovation maturity scores for municipalities. The digital assessment tool looked at how a municipality, as an organisation, responds to science, technology and innovation (STI) linked to service delivery, and the innovation capabilities and readiness of the municipality and the officials themselves. The tool is also designed to recommend areas of improvements in adopting innovative practices and nurturing an innovation mindset for impactful municipal service delivery. The plan going forward is to conduct learning forums to train municipal officials on how to use the MIMI digital platform, inform them about the nationwide implementation rollout plan and support municipal officials to engage in interactive and shared learnings to allow them to move to higher innovation maturity levels. The virtual launch featured a keynote address by the DSI Director-General, Dr Phil Mjwara; Prof Mehmet Akif Demircioglu from the National University of Singapore gave an international perspective on innovation measurements in the public sector; and messages of support were received from MIMI partners, delivered by Prof Mosa Moshabela, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Prof Leickness Simbayi, Acting CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). It attracted over 200 attendees from municipalities, government, business and private sector stakeholders, academics, policymakers and the international audience. @ASSAf_Official; @dsigovza; #MIMI_Launch; #IIDen_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Science and Innovation (DSI), South Africaen_ZA
dc.format.extent40 pages
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)en_ZA
dc.subjectMIMIen_ZA
dc.subjectMunicipal Innovationen_ZA
dc.subjectMaturity Indexen_ZA
dc.subjectDigital assessment toolen_ZA
dc.subjectSTIen_ZA
dc.subjectIIDen_ZA
dc.subjectHSRCen_ZA
dc.subjectUKZNen_ZA
dc.subjectSALGAen_ZA
dc.subjectDSIen_ZA
dc.subjectASSAfen_ZA
dc.titleThe Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI) (A tool to measure innovation in municipalities)en_ZA
dc.typeProceedings Reporten_ZA
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2021/0076
assaf.peer-review.statusPeer-Revieweden_ZA
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