MDI analyzes the marine cluster in the Northern Growth Zone

The northern growth zone is the cooperation network of 13 cities and six regional councils in the Southern Finland. One of the most dynamic industrial clusters in the zone is currently a maritime cluster, which has increased its turnover substantially in recent years and has risen among key employers, especially in Southwest Finland. MDI is involved in a study co-ordinated by the Turku School of Economics, which aims to outline the network conditions defining the maritime cluster of the North Growth Zone and to analyse the interaction and interdependencies between actors. On the basis of the local network analysis, recommendations for development are developed to deepen the cooperation of the zone. The review of the project will focus more specifically on the business, university and regional developer networks as well as the interconnections between them in research and business co-operation. The role of MDI is, in particular, an analysis of the regional developer network. This study strengthens the knowledge base and thus enhances the development of the maritime cluster.

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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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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