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New book ‘The new era of urban policy’ will be published on 23. October

Urban policy will receive its much-needed groundbreaking book next week when ‘The new era of urban policy’ is released on Wednesday, 23 October at 8am at the Helsinki City Museum. The new book promises a more structured discussion of urban policy – it outlines the development cycle of Finnish urbanisation, clarifies the concepts of urban … Continue reading New book ‘The new era of urban policy’ will be published on 23. October

The new training programme will bring together regional developers from across Finland

MDI Academy, a new training programme for regional developers, will begin next year. Through the creation of the MDI Academy we want to support the work of public administration developers and leaders. The training programme, which runs from January to October 2020, includes three coaching modules and a study tour. “The content of the population … Continue reading The new training programme will bring together regional developers from across Finland

The success factors of innovation ecosystems are used to develop the Government Programme RDI Road Map

The success factors for innovation environments and ecosystems are highlighted in a recent report  for the Ministry of Education and Culture, the results of which will be utilised in the government programme. The aim is to draw up a long-term plan to improve the RDI environment, increasing in the share of GDP in private and … Continue reading The success factors of innovation ecosystems are used to develop the Government Programme RDI Road Map

The study highlights good operating models for the coordination and management of RDI within the structural reform of social services and healthcare

The role of effective RDI activities is to develop novel technologies, improve the (cost) effectiveness of healthcare and social services and increase regional attractiveness. National cooperation and dialogue, as well as regional strategic coordination, are however required. The recent study, Practices for organising research, development, and innovation in healthcare and social services provides concrete examples … Continue reading The study highlights good operating models for the coordination and management of RDI within the structural reform of social services and healthcare

Blog: Population projections are political dynamite

Sweden (including Finland) published its first population statistics in 1755. The information was immediately declared secret by the king. The statistics clearly showed how few armed men were in the kingdom. By concealing this information, the threat that  foreign countries could see how weak Sweden was in -Finland in military, economic and political terms was … Continue reading Blog: Population projections are political dynamite