Jari Kolehmainen joins MDI as Senior Advisor

MDI continues to build a winning team as January transfer window is open. MDI signed a significant reinforcement as D.Sc. (Admin.) Jari Kolehmainen joins the company as a Senior Advisor in the field of regional and urban development. As his day job, Jari works as a research director at the University of Tampere. Jari is well-known as a researcher, developer and trainer with a wide-ranging and sharp-eyed perspective. Jari has nearly 20 years of expertise in the topics of regional innovation activities, economic development and innovation policies, and strategic development of the regions.

– We know Jari well from years back and he has witnessed MDI’s journey from the beginning. We are thrilled that our long-term dating evolves towards a more permanent co-operation, MDI’s Managing Director Tommi Ranta says smiling.

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,…

Read more 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?