MDI Team Strengthens

MDI is strengthened again for the whole width of the profile of the firm when we get excellent experts for both rural and urban policy and to regional reform. MSc Elina Auri, who has 10 years of  experience and knowledge of evaluations, studies and research, moves from Ramboll to MDI in August. Elina is an all-around expert, with closest interest in rural and especially archipelago issues. Around we go, one will be: Elina is a former colleague from Ministry of Employment and the Economy to some of us.

Ilppo Soininvaara, BSc from the University of Helsinki, will work from June to August on regional reform project, collecting information about the Uusimaa regional development system, which will be empirical material for his thesis. Ilppo is interested in addition to regional development system – in urban questions from structural factors to political regional science. Ilppo is a son of MDI’s urban advisor Osmo Soininvaara, one of the most recognised urban debater in Finland.

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?