MDI facilitated a meeting between smart green small cities in Finland, a pilot project launched by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The main theme of the day was financing and planning of the next year. Pilot’s seed funding is used mainly for preparing proposals for other funding sources, mainly from EU, which are about to open in Finland. Bottom line was that it is the idea that counts – for good ideas there always is a funding. In the future, internationalisation is an obvious way, as in many financing sources partners have to be from other European countries. Most likely smart green cities will do two 48 h road shows in November in the regions of Southern Finland and Ostrobothnia.