MDI supported Culminatum in the first phase of the INKA programme 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 a document analysis, interviews, a survey and the actual kick off. In January 2013 MDI organised an INKA camp at 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 crystallisation of the chosen themes for the INKA programme.