MDI spars and designs development strategies and programme preparation.
We guide our customers through the strategy work, design development programmes, and draw enthusiastic roadmaps for the future.
We strive for sparring and interactive evaluations.
We carry out sparring ex ante, interim and ex post evaluations of development programmes and organisations with an urge for development.
MDI carries out both long-term research and rapid, practical studies.
We carry out both long-term studies and various rapid, practical studies and inspiring experiments for new approaches.
MDI in numbers
1 main thought, idea and goal – regional development with impact
100+ workshops annually
500+ tailored thematic interviews
3 000+ participants in workshops and events
20 000+ respondents in our surveys
100 000+ kilometres by train to meet our clients
Janne Antikainen, Lic.Phil. (Human Geography)
Development Director, Partner, Chairman +358 40 764 1829 email@example.com
Tommi Ranta, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Managing Director, Partner +358 40 588 2839 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elina Auri, M.A.
Specialist 050 351 3023 email@example.com
Valtteri Laasonen, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist, Partner 050 533 0604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinikukka Pyykkönen, M.Sc. (Admin.), B.Sc. (Pol.Sc.)
Specialist 040 846 0846 email@example.com
Satu Tolonen, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 40 704 3247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anssi Kumpula, B.Sc. (Econ.)
Graphic Designer 050 357 9252 email@example.com
Kristiina Lahti, B.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist, Trainee 040 653 7384 firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuli Manu, B.Soc.Sc. (Sociology)
Specialist, Trainee 050 356 8863 email@example.com
Susanna Haanpää, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist 040 936 8863 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sari Rannanpää, M.Phil.
Senior Advisor, Rural Policy 050 523 6872 email@example.com
Tytti Isokangas, M.A. (Adult Education)
Senior Advisor, Experimental Culture +358 40 556 0804 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timo Aro, D.Soc.Sc.
Senior Advisor, Regional Policy email@example.com
Eero Holstila, M.Sc.Soc.
Senior Advisor, Urban Policy 050 567 2087 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timo Hämäläinen, M.Sc., M.A.
Advisor, Urban Policy 040 510 0313 email@example.com
Osmo Soininvaara, Lic. (Soc. Sci.)
Senior Policy Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jukka Vesalainen, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Senior Advisor, Partner 050 562 5048 email@example.com
Jarl Matti Anttila, M.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Partner, Board Member 041 439 2582 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anssi Uitto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Partner, Board Member 040 527 3844 email@example.com
Tero Vuorinen, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Senior Advisor, Strategies +358 536 7179 firstname.lastname@example.org
Petri Jalasto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Advisor, Transport Policy email@example.com
Perttu Vartiainen, D.Phil. (Geo)
Senior Advisor, Regional Policy firstname.lastname@example.org
In the development of growth corridors, it is essential to find a common strategic vision beyond the administrative boundaries in order to avoid partial optimization. The study focuses on linking the Western Finland provinces of Central Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia to the main growth corridor of Finland running from Tampere to Helsinki, and on … Continue reading MDI examines the Tampere-Seinäjoki-Vaasa-Umeå growth corridor
The evaluation of national development projects and coordination projects within the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014–2020 as well as national development projects during the previous programming period is part of the evaluation plan for the current programming period. MDI has been appointed to carry out the evaluation in cooperation with TK-Eval. The objective … Continue reading National development projects and coordination projects to be evaluated by MDI
The field of activity of regional development companies is undergoing major changes. With the regional reform and the redefinition of vitality tasks of municipalities, and the long-term changes in the EU regional development, development companies have to clarify their core tasks and role in the field of regional development. The traditional three tasks have been … Continue reading Mikkeli Development Miksei clarifies it’s mission with MDI
The employment services (Avanti) in Seinäjoki city is currently implementing a project called Linke. Linke aims at supporting the job-seeking customers’ abilities related to employment and education. The project activities include expert guidance for customers, support and encouragement for developing readiness for employment and education and in seeking new opportunities. The project is part-funded by … Continue reading Evaluation of Linke project