Developing the Northern Finland innovation environment model

MDI carried out an innovation environment model for three regions in Northern Finland (Kainuu, Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland). The work consisted of evaluating the existing models and searching for new tools to get SMEs covered by the innovation services. The work was divided into regional and interregional parts and the aim was to combine the national and regional innovation strategies. The project assessed the internal dynamics and the intensity of the cooperation between regional innovation environments. MDI organized three workshops to find solutions, new models and ideas to the identified challenges and needs. The final report is published in the Tekes Publications (Tekesin katsaus 260/2009).