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
Susanna Haanpää, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist 040 936 8863 email@example.com
Ilppo Soininvaara, B.Sc.
Specialist 050 411 0980 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
Sari Rannanpää, M.Phil.
Senior Advisor, Rural Policy 050 523 6872 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
Tytti Isokangas, M.A. (Adult Education)
Senior Advisor, Experimental Culture +358 40 556 0804 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
Small cities play an important role in the vitality of the whole country. Small cities are currently heavily influenced by the changes in the operating environment. The roles and services in developing the vitality of regions are currently being redesigned in the regional reform. The reform will change the division of labor between municipalities and … Continue reading MDI Examines the Vitality Services of Small Cities in Regional Reform
Kuortane is a municipality of about 3700 inhabitants located in South Ostrobotnia region in Finland. Kuortane is set to renew its strategy during the autumn 2017. MDI helps in designing the content of the strategy by planning, organsing and implementing a two-day strategy seminar for the local councillors and management group of Kuortane. Before the … Continue reading Strategy process for Kuortane
MDI faciltiated the innovation camp for European National Rural Networks in Central Finland on 27 – 28 June 2017. The camp, which was hosted by the Finnish National Rural Network, focused on concrete actions with which the NRNs can promote the themes of Cork 2.0 declaration. 54 rural network experts from twenty European countries participated … Continue reading 8th National Rural Network meeting & innovation camp in Central Finland
In August-September, MDI participates in training of elected councillors and spars the development of the municipal strategy of the City of Raahe. In the initial phase, the fundamentals, objectives and significance of the strategy are examined. The actual intensive sparring and development work takes place in few weeks time in September, which also includes staff … Continue reading MDI educates councillors and helps to prepare municipal strategy for the City of Raahe