MDI carried out a project the aim of which was to signal the national innovation policy choices to the regions and to assess the mismatch between the regional innovation strategies and programmes and the national innovation policy. The work was implemented in the context of a workshop round for the 15 Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centres). The background research work comprised a study made of 212 reegional strategies on regional choices. The final report included an analysis of the mismatch, recommendations for the implementation and a holistic understanding of the challenges of innovation work. The work was finalised at the beginning of 2012.