Monthly Archives: August 2014

Vitality to Pori

MDI’s latest reinforcement Eero Holstila visited the city council of Pori on Friday, August 29, 2014. His presentation discussed the topic “The City and People of Pori as the Engines of Vitality”. The council seminar boosted the implementation of recently launched Vitality Programme of Pori.

MDI Harvested Innovation Camps

Finnish rural areas are being developed locally, and with great spirit. In 2013 and 2014 the Rural Network Unit harnessed the regional innovation camps to concretize the rural development. This story harvests the five innovation camps held in 2013 and ideas produced during them. It sums up the experiences and insights of the impact and … Continue reading MDI Harvested Innovation Camps

Innovative Cities Sparked by MDI

Innovative Cities Programme (INKA) is one of the key instruments for accelerating new innovation-based businesses by promoting development platforms and lead market initiatives in Finland in the programme period 2014–2020. The Cities of Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere and Vaasa are leading five themes: Bioeconomy, Cybersafety, Health, Smart City and renewal of industries, and Energy, in … Continue reading Innovative Cities Sparked by MDI

Charming Urban Policy

The grand old man of urban policy Eero Holstila and young gun Timo Hämäläinen further boost MDI’s urban development wing. Eero is well known for his central role when the first wave of urban policy came ashore in Finland in mid-1990s. Since then, Eero has run Culminatum Ltd and made Helsinki funnier and more competitive … Continue reading Charming Urban Policy