MDI to organise innovation camp in Seinäjoki

MDI will organize an innovation camp called “Komia Camp” in collaboration with Into Seinäjoki Ltd in Seinäjoki April 5-6, 2016. Komia Camp will bring together the talents of food business. The aim of the camp is to create new types of consumer and user-driven product, service and application ideas related to food distribution channels. n addition to a 30-hour innovation camp, the work also includes a workshop to further develop the ideas in May as well as an award ceremony to organised as a part of Seinäjoki Food Business Summit in June.

For more information please visit (in Finnish): http://www.intoseinajoki.fi/komiacamp/

Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

National goals in respect of preventing climate change and boosting the circular economy require strengthening. This entails the creation of viable solutions and indeed the adoption of a new approach in the municipalities. Based on the National Urban Strategy, a preliminary study has been produced which considered a number of potential policy instruments for climate and circular economy work. For the municipal level, the publication provides information on what kinds of instruments already exist, while for the state level, it suggests a number of new ideas for prospective policy instruments.

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PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision

Ilppo Soininvaara (M.Sc.), MDI’s specialist in urban development and politics, researched for his PhD thesis the policy of urbanisation in Finland. The PhD thesis illustrates the development of urbanisation, the related political debate and various strategic interests. Soininvaara defended his thesis on May 25, 2022 at 12 noon at the faculty of science of the University of Helsinki. The thesis’ subject is “The politics of urbanisation – From a global imperative to national struggles”.

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