Kaustinen region is implementing a KASVUINNO project (growth and innovation) aiming at designing a practice-oriented operation model for local innovation environment in Central Ostrobothnia as well as developing business services related to growth, innovation and internationalisation of SMEs as an entity. The project is partially funded by ERDF. During the spring 2015, MDI helps Kaustinen region in the development of local innovation environment, drafting a common service platform, and setting a motivating vision for the innovation services. The work includes an online survey to SMEs and development organisations, personal interviews with key people in the development organisations, and two intensive and inspiring workshops with the appointed local development team. The work is due in spring 2015.