A new perspective on project work

The beginning of August saw a new intern, Salla Kettunen join our team in Seinäjoki. In her day job she works at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences as an RDI expert, specialising in the implementation of EU projects. She has been involved, for example, in projects related to timber construction, services for the elderly, female entrepreneurship and improving the business skills of small and medium-sized businesses.

At MDI, Salla will become better acquainted with tender preparation, project work and communication tasks. The purpose of this ‘working life’ internship is for her to experience how work is done elsewhere.

“MDI interested me as a place for the internship period because it works on similar themes as we do at SeAMK, but the perspective is a little different. This burst of activity over a few short weeks will hopefully shake up my views and ways of working such that I don’t simply fall into that ‘i’ve always worked this way’ state of mind ”.

The internship lasts five weeks, during which thoughts, views and ideas can be exchanged on both sides.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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