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
Marjo Alaviitala, M.A.
Specialist 050 329 4015 email@example.com
Janne Antikainen, Lic.Phil. (Human Geography)
Development Director, Partner, Chairman +358 40 764 1829 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rasmus Aro, B.SOC.SC.
Specialist 040 187 1027 email@example.com
Timo Aro, D.Soc.Sc.
Specialist +358 45 657 7890 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susanna Haanpää, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 40 936 8863 email@example.com
Benjamin Heikkinen, M.Sc. (Admin.)
Specialist +358 40 410 9310 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaakko Huttunen, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 44 970 7798 email@example.com
Jouko Järnefelt, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist 050 373 3638 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valtteri Laasonen, M.Sc. (Geo)
Specialist, Partner +358 50 533 0604 email@example.com
Anna Laiho, M.SOC.SC.
Specialist 040 749 9758 firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuli Manu, B.Soc.Sc. (Sociology)
Specialist +358 50 356 3980 email@example.com
Minna Mayer, D.Soc.Sc.
Specialist +358 40 709 6898 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 +358 40 846 0846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sari Rannanpää, M.Phil.
Specialist +358 50 523 6872 email@example.com
Tommi Ranta, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Managing Director, Partner +358 40 588 2839 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsi Siltanen, M. Sc. (Admin)
Specialist 040 667 4678 email@example.com
Ilppo Soininvaara, M.Sc.
Specialist +358 50 411 0980 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jere Talvitie, B.Sc. (Admin.)
Specialist +358 50 301 4698 email@example.com
Satu Tolonen, M.Sc. (Planning Geography)
Specialist +358 40 704 3247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikko Valtakari, Lic. Phil. (Planning Geography)
Specialist, partner +358 40 569 1568 email@example.com
Anssi Kumpula, B.Sc. (Econ.)
Graphic Designer +358 50 357 9252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Hannus, M. Sc. (Tech.)
Advisor, land use, housing and traffic, municipal economics +358 50 2970
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
Kristiina Helenius, M.Sc. (Econ)
Advisor, International affairs, United States +358 45 122 6051 / +1 202 365 9174
Jari Kolehmainen, D.Sc. (Admin.)
Senior Advisor, urban and regional development +358 40 584 9077 email@example.com
Jukka Vesalainen, D.Sc. (Econ. & BA)
Senior Advisor 050 562 5048 firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalia Rincon, M.Sc. Architecture, PHD candidate in Smart Cities
Advisor, Urban Policy 040 9359 824
Petri Jalasto, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Senior Advisor, Transport Policy 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
Jouko Luukkonen, M.Sc. (Admin.), MBA
Owner, entrepreneur, LGR-Consulting Oy +358 45 189 3138 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eero Laesterä, D.Sc. (Admin.)
Chairperson of the Board, Perlacon Oy +358 400 735 772 email@example.com
Client Manager +358 50 441 3209 firstname.lastname@example.org
COO, Strategist, Avidly +358 40 834 4482 email@example.com
Recently conducted regional experiments in the field of labour and business services aimed to reduce long-term unemployment and raise employment rates. The experiments were additionally tasked with preparing this service area for the new regional governance model including the changing producer structure, the development of customer-oriented employment and entrepreneurship services and the promotion of new … Continue reading MDI involved in reviewing and evaluating regional experiments on labour and business services
MDI conducted a study on Island, lake and river basin policies in Europe. The study was commissioned and funded by the Island Committee of the Finnish Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The project aimed at gaining a picture of islands in the European countries (especially permanently populated islands without fixed land connection), … Continue reading MDI studied Island, lake, and river basin policies in Europe
Networking of the Marine Cluster Operators in the Northern Growth Zone was studied in the publication: The Northern Growth Zone as a cluster development platform: Observations from the Marine Cluster Operator Networks, which is now completed (available in Finnish). MDI, along with Sweco Environment, was involved in a study project coordinated by the Turku School … Continue reading Operator network analysis of the marine cluster in the northern growth zone was completed
MDI will get a strong addition to its team when Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith moves from the Prime Minister’s Office to MDI from the beginning of February 2019. Kaisa defended her doctoral thesis about the change in European administrative structures, and in recent years she has been developing experimental Finland and reforming state administration. For the past … Continue reading Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith joins MDI