MDI studies the background and success factors of the various types of innovation ecosystems and environments

As a result of the continuing desire for regional and social services reform and, at the same time, ongoing changes in the research and innovation system, there is a growing need to understand the formation activities, characteristics and success factors involved in innovation environments and ecosystems. In addition to changing structures, it has become increasingly important to understand the actors in innovation environments, their capabilities and the dynamics of networked collaboration. The impact of RDI at the local, regional, national and international level will ultimately however depend on the quality of the interaction between the activities and the actors involved.

The purpose of the study commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture is to explore how different types of innovation environments are created, what success factors can be identified and what lessons can be learned for the future in terms of their activities. The study also examines whether, for example, social and health innovation environments differ from those in other sectors. The report provides information for the development of innovation environments and for supporting the work of the regional and social services reform objectives and the reform programme of the TKIO related to the ongoing reform process.

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?