MDI took part in developing innovation environment in Central Ostrobothnia. Project KASVUINNO formed a basis for identifying the content for co-operation between development organisations related to innovation services for local SMEs. During last decade, significant investments have been made in the R&D infrastructure (labs, testing equipment, etc.) and this is a huge advantage for the region when planning unique services for the SMEs. The new operation model outlines the most essential content of co-operation by pointing out operations that seek to provide stability and continuity as well as securing reactiveness and continuous renewal of development organisations. The work was commissioned by Kaustinen region.