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 (joins the team 6th Nov 2017) +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
Tytti Isokangas, M.A. (Adult Education)
Senior Advisor, Experimental Culture +358 40 556 0804 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
Petri Jalasto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Advisor, Transport Policy firstname.lastname@example.org
Four municipalities in the Upper Savo region are seeking to boost their attractiveness and vitality by developing town centres. The city of Iisalmi and municipalities of Lapinlahti, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä have conducted a survey to scan the thoughts and ideas for the development of services in the town centres from inhabitants, businesses and other stakeholders … Continue reading Plans for developing town centres
The regional reform has its effects on the tasks related to the protection of nature and biodiversity. Some of the tasks are appointed to regions with self-government and some to the National Licensing and Supervisory Authority, Luova. To clarify the future tasks and roles, MDI has been appointed to run a set of four regional … Continue reading Workshops related to tasks for promoting biodiversity
Helsinki metropolitan area has fallen behind its competitors in terms of economic performance and population growth in the Baltic Sea region during the current decade. In a world of urbanisation, Finland needs a successful metropolis with sustainable growth ecologically, socially and economically. MDI has launched a research project tackling the development of Helsinki metropolitan area based on statistics on … Continue reading How does Helsinki compare with other cities in the Northern Europe?
The September transfer market continues busy. MDI made top-notch midfield acquisitions as Lic. Phil. Mikko Valtakari and M.Sc. Juho Nyman join the team from the beginning of October. Both men are sure-handed and hardworking and they bring about winning culture and also some new tricks. Signing of the pair gives a massive boost to MDI’s … Continue reading Mikko Valtakari and Juho Nyman to wear MDI red