The Lapland University Consortium (LUC) is composed of three higher education institutions in the province of Lapland. LUC renews its innovation programme during the summer and MDI supports the process. The current innovation programme has succeeded in boosting co-operation between LUC and other development organisations in Lapland. The new programme seeks to define the role of LUC in the smart specialisation strategy of Lapland and to further build the international co-operation. The content and objectives of the programme will be designed in a 24-hour strategy camp in June.