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Ylöjärvi’s business programme for 2021–2026 has been completed – part of Tampere’s dynamic urban area, Ylöjärvi is displaying strong growth

MDI supported Ylöjärvi in producing its new business programme. The business programme work was carried out in accordance with the updated city strategy for 2018. The new business programme emphasises the development of long-term business policy and business operating environments, closer cooperation in the Tampere metropolitan area and the city’s courage to be ‘a forerunner’ … Continue reading Ylöjärvi’s business programme for 2021–2026 has been completed – part of Tampere’s dynamic urban area, Ylöjärvi is displaying strong growth

Oulu has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2026

MDI congratulates Oulu and thanks them for the shared journey experienced together! An international panel of experts chose Oulu as Finland’s representative for the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2026. Finnish cities Tampere and Savonlinna were also involved in the final Finnish competition. This is the European Union’s best-known and most significant cultural programme. … Continue reading Oulu has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2026

Research on the reasons for emigration from Lapland: housing decisions are based on a strong vision of the future

MDI carried out a study on migration from Lapland, by municipality, including its causes and background factors. According to a report published for the Regional Council of Lapland, long-term housing decisions in Lapland are based on a strong vision of the future. In order to turn Lapland#s population flows in a positive direction, particular attention … Continue reading Research on the reasons for emigration from Lapland: housing decisions are based on a strong vision of the future

13 programmes and a 15-year period were considered in the evaluation of the programmes that have promoted Business Finland’s digitalisation

Over the past 15 years, Business Finland (formerly Tekes and Finpro) has supported the digitalisation of Finnish companies’ business operations helping them create global competitive advantages in their fields. Tekes has also supported research related to digitalisation. During the winter and spring, MDI, together with Owal Group, Melkior and Resolute HQ, carried out an evaluation … Continue reading 13 programmes and a 15-year period were considered in the evaluation of the programmes that have promoted Business Finland’s digitalisation

Grants for new students

MDI is once again awarding traditional 150-euro grants to high-achieving students in social studies, geography and history at Seinäjoki Upper Secondary School. This year’s awardees were: Viivi Saarijärvi, social studies Viivi-Helena Hakkinen, geography Juhan-Matias Rantatalo, history Congratulations to all the new students and graduates!