Monthly Archives: October 2015

Enabling rural development

Spatia Centre for Regional Research, Avaintaito Osuuskunta Suomi, Ruralia Institute at the University of Helsinki (local level research), and MDI analysed the Rural Development Pro-gramme for Mainland Finland and the regional and local plans as an entity. According to the evaluation the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2007–2013 was a broad and enabling entity. It … Continue reading Enabling rural development

Business Advisory Processes Fine-Tuned in Helsinki Region North

Regional Development Company in the Helsinki Region North, better known as KEUKE, is responsible for coordinating regional business services in Helsinki Region North. MDI helped KEUKE to illustrate the most central business service processes in cooperation with other key stakeholders in the region. The work, carried out entirely by MDI, included a total of five … Continue reading Business Advisory Processes Fine-Tuned in Helsinki Region North

Evaluation of the Farm Energy Programme completed

MDI evaluated the impact of the Farm Energy Programme in 2010–2014 for Motiva Ltd. The programme started with extremely ambitious objectives. Although the programme did not reach its numerical goals, it had a great impact in spreading information and enthusiasm about energy saving and renewable energy solutions. The long-term work will be continued within the framework of … Continue reading Evaluation of the Farm Energy Programme completed

MDI studies state aid regulation concerning regional development companies

Regional development companies (RDCs) are mainly owned by municipalities. Their task is to produce business advisory services in the region on behalf of the owner municipalities. RDCs also seek to strengthen the vitality of the region by creating tempting operational environments and facilities and by activating local SMEs to growth. RDCs implement these tasks with … Continue reading MDI studies state aid regulation concerning regional development companies