INKA (Innovative Cities) preparation for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

MDI supported Culminatum in the first phase of the INKA preparation for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in autumn 2012. The kick off phase aimed at mapping the knowledge potential in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, different states of preparation and national and regional preparedness for the innovative clusters. The kick off also aimed at getting the developers excited about the preparation. The work consisted of document analysis, interviews, survey and the actual kick off. In January 2013 MDI organized an INKA camp in the Finlandia House. During the three-day camp over 250 researchers, developers and representatives of companies and municipalities took part of the camp. The result of the camp was a crystallization of the chosen themes for the INKA program.