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
Timo Aro, D.Soc.Sc.
Specialist +358 45 657 7890 firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Heikkinen, M.Sc. (Admin.)
Specialist +358 40 410 9310 email@example.com
Susanna Haanpää, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist 040 936 8863 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
Kristiina Lahti, B.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist 040 653 7384 email@example.com
Samuli Manu, B.Soc.Sc. (Sociology)
Specialist 050 356 3980 firstname.lastname@example.org
Juho Nyman, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist +358 50 321 8790 email@example.com
Sinikukka Pyykkönen, M.Sc. (Admin.), B.Sc. (Pol.Sc.)
Specialist 040 846 0846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommi Ranta, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Managing Director, Partner +358 40 588 2839 email@example.com
Ilppo Soininvaara, B.Sc.
Specialist 050 411 0980 firstname.lastname@example.org
Satu Tolonen, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 40 704 3247 email@example.com
Mikko Valtakari, Lic. Phil. (Planning Geography)
Specialist, partner +358 40 569 1568 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anssi Kumpula, B.Sc. (Econ.)
Graphic Designer 050 357 9252 email@example.com
Sari Rannanpää, M.Phil.
Senior Advisor, Rural Policy 050 523 6872 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eero Holstila, M.Sc.Soc.
Senior Advisor, Urban Policy 050 567 2087 email@example.com
Timo Hämäläinen, M.Sc., M.A.
Advisor, Urban Policy 040 510 0313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Osmo Soininvaara, Lic. (Soc. Sci.)
Senior Policy Advisor email@example.com
Jukka Vesalainen, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Senior Advisor, Partner 050 562 5048 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jarl Matti Anttila, M.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Partner, Board Member 041 439 2582 email@example.com
Anssi Uitto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Partner, Board Member 040 527 3844 firstname.lastname@example.org
Petri Jalasto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Advisor, Transport Policy email@example.com
The on-going administrative changes and the effective implementation of policy measures require a strong and accurate knowledge base and a snapshot of the development of the regions. Regional data is needed in the implementation of the Cultural Policy Strategy 2025 and in the development of regional guidelines for art and culture. Information is also needed … Continue reading MDI compiles the regional database of culture
Europe, the continent of lakes and rivers, is surrounded by seas. Archipelago’s living conditions are unequal compared to the continent with good connections. In Finland, island policy has long history and is based on economically, environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable regional development. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has given an assignment to MDI to study … Continue reading Study on European Island and Waterways Policies
After the turn of the year, the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia will launch a forecast pilot. We have the pleasure to pave the way to the future. MDI will organise two workshops during the trip, and activate actors to build the future on Inforglobe platform (which has been developed for Martti Ahtisaari’s CMI’s efforts, and … Continue reading MDI Helps to Pave the Way to the Future in Ostrobothnia
Forssa region includes the city of Forssa and the municipalities of Tammela, Jokioinen, Humppila and Ypäjä. Region is located next to the city of Hämeenlinna, in the middle of Finnish growth triangle Helsinki-Tampere-Turku. Municipalities have jointly decided to boost the vitality in the region and to design a vitality programme to further guide the work. … Continue reading Vitality programme for Forssa region