Research, development and innovation activities in the social and health care sector are reassembled in future counties as a part of ongoing health and social services reform in Finland. MDI takes part in a research project (funded as a part of Government’s Analysis, Assessment, and Research Activities) focusing on outlining the organisation models and plans counties are preparing. The research is built on an innovation ecosystem perspective where actors within a region and their relationships are analysed as a systemic entity. Forefront Ltd is in charge of the project. In addition to MDI, also NHG Consulting Ltd takes part in the consortium. The work started in January 2018 and is due in August 2019.