MDI facilitated two workshops for the Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia in relation to the project, Innovativeness and growth in South Ostrobothnia. The aim of the project is to provide more information in support of regional decision making and development. In 2017 the regional situation was clarified, based on the available statistical data. The workshops held during the autumn of 2018 were designed to provide even more information on the subject. MDI was responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of the workshops.