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Evaluation of Finnish cereal and oilseed sector

  • Rural

MDI is carrying out an evaluation of the projects of the Finnish Cereal Committee (VYR) 2015–2019.

					

Innovation Ecosystem Knowledge Management Workshops in Pirkanmaa

  • Knowledge management
  • Innovation

The Council of Tampere Region is a part-implementer of the 6Aika: Growth Ecosystems project, which…

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Measuring the impact of multidisciplinary cooperation in youth employment services (Monet)

  • Wellbeing
  • Impact
  • Population
  • Society
  • Employment
  • Involvement

The VN TEAS project, using different perspectives and methodologies, will produce new research knowledge and…

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Business Tampere – information package

  • Business
  • Knowledge management

As requested by Business Tampere, MDI implemented a digital information service where the most important…

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The Leader Days in Lapland

  • Impact
  • Rural
  • Regions

MDI designs and facilitates the Leader Days in Sodankylä, 5-6 June 2019. The aim of…

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Show your impact! -training for KaakonKantri

  • Impact
  • Rural

MDI designed and arranged Show your impact! -training for Leader and Project Operators in Southeast…

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Migration analysis of the city of Orimattila

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality
  • Knowledge management
  • Future

The analysis examines the causes of demographic change in relation to Orimattila’s negative population growth…

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Demographic and migration analysis and population forecast for the city of Akaa

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality
  • Regions
  • Knowledge management
  • Future

The analysis looks at the internal and external demographic trends in Akaa and quantitative and…

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The Finnish Lake District’s Water and climate programme

  • Rural
  • Environment

MDI and Luke (Natural Resources Institute Finland) support ELY centres in the Finnish Lake District…

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Sparring the development of Leader work

  • Rural

MDI designed and facilitated a workshop for the Leader Groups Evaluation Team. During the workshop,…

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Kick-off workshop on the Maritime and fisheries network in Finland

  • Rural
  • Networks

MDI designed and facilitated the first workshop in the Maritime and fisheries network in Finland…

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The impact of expanding free pre-school education

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Society
  • Knowledge management
  • Future

A study on the impact of expanding free pre-school for 5-year-olds in Tampere City Region

					

Seminar on the vitality of Kaarina and five other municipalities

  • Vitality
  • Growth
  • Business

Kaarina and five other municipalities will hold a joint vitality seminar for municipal decision-makers in…

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Population forecast for the City of Turku up to 2040

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Knowledge management
  • Future

MDI will calculate a population projection up to 2040 for the city of Turku, describing…

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Population projection for the KUUMA municipalities and the region as a whole up to 2040

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration

MDI will calculate a population projection up to 2040 for the municipalities of KUUMA. For…

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Population forecast for the city of Porvoo up to 2040

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Knowledge management
  • Future

MDI will calculate a population projection up to 2040 for the city of Porvoo, describing…

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Population forecast for 10 urban areas in Finland

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Knowledge management
  • Future

Statistics Finland released a new population forecast at the end of 2018, according to which…

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Raahe’s Future Scenarios

  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality
  • Growth
  • Future

The city of Raahe is developing a growth strategy that is positioned between the urban…

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6Aika, data analysis and compilation of a statement of reasons for the preparation of the EU 2021+ programme period

  • Urban

MDI will carry out a comparative analysis of the options for expanding the ITI instrument…

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How to tackle challenges in a future-oriented EU Industrial Strategy: Pirkanmaa case study

  • Society
  • Regions
  • Business
  • Governance

MDI drew up a short case study on “How to tackle Challenges in a Future-Oriented…

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Developing a statistical and knowledge base for the arts and culture sector (KUTILA)

  • Culture

MDI implements the Ministry of Education and Culture project to develop a statistical and knowledge…

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Preliminary impact assessment of the Pirkanmaa start-up alliance

  • Business

MDI will guide and facilitate the process of preliminary impact assessment of the Pirkanmaa start-up…

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Consultancy of strategy work and partnership with Sevas Kodit Oy

  • Urban

A snapshot of housing policy, especially rental housing, is drawn up, summarising the policy, in…

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Sparring the Urban Environment Development Plan in Kokkola

  • Urban
  • Environment

MDI spars Kokkola’s urban environmental industry in relation to their preparation of a development plan.…

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Upgrading of Ylä-Savo’s Development Plan

  • Vitality

The Ylä-Savo municipalities’ joint industrial policy development plan will be updated. The work includes familiarisation…

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Telia City Vitality Index support and sparring

  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Population

Telia develops mobile-based products that can be used to develop cities and urban areas and…

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Innovation environment report

  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • Networks

As a result of the continuing desire for regional and social services reform and, at…

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Economic Strategy Update for Kotka-Hamina region Cursor

  • Vitality
  • Business
  • Future

The economic strategy for Kotka-Hamina will be updated. The current regional economic development strategy 2016–2019…

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Migration survey of Inkoo

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Regions

MDI investigates Inkoo’s incoming and outgoing migration which in recent years has become increasingly inclined…

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MDI spars the next draft of Satakunta’s regional strategy

  • Vitality
  • Society
  • Regions

The regional government, health and social services reform (SOTE) legislation is entering a critical phase.…

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A study of the interfaces between the tasks of the municipalities and the provinces

  • Regions

MDI, together with NHG, is conducting a preliminary study on the interrelationships between municipalities and…

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Sparring and facilitating the strategy days for Leader group Outokaira Tuottamhan

  • Rural

MDI facilitated the strategic days for Leader Group Outokaira Tuottamhan which were preceded by a…

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Piloting the Regional Cultural Knowledge Base

  • Culture

MDI supports and spars the piloting of a Regional Cultural Knowledge Base with five provinces…

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Strategy sparring for Oulu South Region

  • Vitality
  • Regions

MDI spars the southern sub-regions of Oulu to prepare and update their strategy to strengthen…

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Kouvola’s vitality workshop

  • Urban
  • Vitality
  • Growth

As the key development figures suggest, Kouvola has faced a challenging period since the 2010s.…

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Network analysis of Maritime and Fisheries

  • Rural

MDI implemented a fisheries network analysis that creates an overall picture of the national fisheries…

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Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of training and cooperation measures and the progress of innovation in the rural programme

  • Rural
  • Innovation

In a consortium with Spatia and TK-Eval, MDI is conducting an evaluation of the effectiveness…

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Effects of regulation on innovation and market development

  • Business
  • Governance
  • Innovation

MDI is part of a consortium led by 4Front Oy, which explores the impact of…

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Assessment of homelessness programmes

  • Impact
  • Population
  • Involvement

MDI is a sub-contractor for the evaluation of three homelessness programmes commissioned by the Ministry…

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Background and statistical analysis for the vitality and attraction programme of the City of Vantaa

  • Urban
  • Vitality
  • Growth

MDI undertook a background and statistical analysis to support the vitality and attraction programme in…

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The evaluation of support services for entrepreneurs project

  • Impact
  • Business

MDI participated in aninternational consortium as the Finnish representative. The consortium aims to identify support…

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Communication workshop for provincial communication experts and change leaders

  • Regions

In the autumn of 2018, MDI organised two workshops: the first for provincial communications officers…

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Framework agreement with Päijät-Häme Welfare Consortium of Municipalities

  • Governance

MDI, together with NHG (Nordic Healthcare Group), has signed a framework agreement with the Päijät-Häme…

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Revenue structure analysis of migration in Uusikaupunki

  • Population
  • Migration

MDI provided a statistical analysis for the city of Uusikaupunki, in which population growth and…

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Regional and demographic situation map of Central Finland

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Regions

MDI provided a regional profile for Central Finland based on a data visualisation of the…

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Evaluation of the impacts of the structural funds in Central Finland

  • Funds
  • Society
  • Governance

MDI evaluated the effectiveness of Central Finland’s Structural Fund operations on behalf of the ELY…

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Fast Eastern Railways – their impact on regional economy, using data visualisation

  • Society

MDI provides an evaluation of the impact of fast railway in Eastern Finland including a…

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A preliminary study on the impact of the road tolls on the attractiveness of municipalities

  • Society

MDI created an evaluation about the impact of road user prices on the attractiveness of…

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A presentation of the vitality and attractiveness of the City of Hamina

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality
  • Growth

The city of Hamina is creating a programme for growth and the competitiveness. For this…

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Future scenarios for Uusimaa

  • Future

The scenarios for the Regional council of Uusimaa were prepared with the management team of…

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Study on private service providers promoting business enterprises and employment

  • Business

The health, social services and regional government reform and its reform of growth services (business…

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Evaluation of the transport strategy of Southwest Finland

  • Transport

MDI will evaluate the transport strategy of Southwest Finland together with Linea. The strategy was…

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A city guide for real estate investors

  • Urban

MDI produced a city guide for real estate investors for Sijoitusovi.com site. In the guide,…

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Preparation of a cultural strategy for the City of Oulu

  • Urban
  • Culture

The City of Oulu is seeking to become the European Capital of Culture in 2026.…

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Evaluation of sparsely populated rural areas

  • Rural
  • Future

MDI undertook an evaluation for the National Audit Office of Finland on sparsely populated rural…

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Population and Migration Analysis of the City of Kokkola

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Migration

The City of Kokkola’s population and migration trends have been analysed

					

Statement of the school network for the City of Kouvola

  • Urban
  • Population
  • Vitality

City of Kouvola ordered an expert statement from MDI on the development of the area’s…

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A workshop for Innovativeness and growth relating to the South Ostrobothnia -project

  • Regions
  • Future

MDI facilitated two workshops for the Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia in relation to the…

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The vitality analysis of Pietarsaari City

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality

In this analysis the attractiveness of Pietarsaari, based on the population trends, migration and the…

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Image research on Kauhava City

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality

MDI carried out an study on the city of Kauhava’s image. The study consisted of…

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Automating the school transport decision by using robotics

  • Population
  • Migration

The city of Tampere is growing at a rapid pace and the region is projected…

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The evaluation of Working Life 2020 -project

  • Employment
  • Future

MDI carried out the final evaluation of the Working Life 2020 -project during the period…

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Evaluation of the Digital Municipality Experiment

  • Regions
  • Future
  • Digitalisation

In 2018, several projects and experiments relating to digitalisation kicked off in the Finnish municipalities.…

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Evaluation of LEADER principles and governance model

  • Rural
  • Governance

MDI and the Ruralia Institute at the University of Helsinki evaluates the European Leader principle…

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Evaluation of the Local Food Programme

  • Rural

MDI and TK-Eval evaluated the Local Food Programme. The evaluation focused on the execution, results…

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Evaluation of Interreg Central Baltic Programme

  • Governance

Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014–2020 is one of the EU’s cross-border co-operation programmes implemented around…

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Regional Strategy for Lapland

  • Regions
  • Business
  • Environment

The regional strategy for Lapland is being prepared during autumn 2018. MDI, together with LGR-Consulting…

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Background data for the new economic policy of Nokia City

  • Vitality
  • Business

The City of Nokia is updating its economic policy. MDI compiled the latest statistics and…

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The Migration and Vitality Analysis for Savonlinna

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality

Savonlinna’s Migration and Vitality Analysis examines the quantitative development of urban migration between 2000 and…

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Regional mobility report in Growth Corridor Finland

  • Regions

MDI produced a pre-report regarding mobility in Growth Corridor Finland. Regional mobility relates to migration,…

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Growth of low-wage jobs and Finnish social security

  • Society
  • Employment
  • Business
  • Future
  • Involvement

The National initiative for basic security and activity (TOIMI, in Finnish only), produces information and…

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KULTA – Special features of the Forest Sami culture

  • Culture

MDI studies specific cultural features of the so-called Forest Sami people. The study focuses on…

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Indicators for the Vantaa circular railway

  • Society

The work evaluates the effects of the Vantaa circular railway. The evaluation takes a broader…

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Demographic scenarios for Uusimaa region

  • Population
  • Regions
  • Employment

MDI produced an evaluation for Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council on the relevancy and results of a…

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Facilitating the personnel and stakeholder sessions for Luova

  • Governance

Together with the regional reform, a new National Supervisory Authority Luova was due to be…

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Research on the functionality and impacts of work try-out

  • Employment

Work try-out is a service designed to support the employment of unemployed customers of the…

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School network optimising 2033 in Tampere

  • Population
  • Future

The population scenarios viewed the upcoming population increase through three alternative scenarios. The options were…

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Report on the effectiveness of the Finnish Enterprise Agencies

  • Business

About 30 regional and local Finnish Enterprise Agencies operate in Finland. Their mission is to…

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Growth potential analysis for the regions

  • Urban
  • Rural

MDI conducted a regional growth potential analysis for Harjavalta Oy. The purpose of the analysis…

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Case Studies on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides

MDI is involved in an international consortium which has been mandated by the European Parliament…

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Regional profiling for Diaconia University of Applied Sciences DIAK

  • Regions

The analysis of the regional profiling is based on the current DIAK network in Helsinki,…

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Sparring the evaluation of Leader groups

  • Rural

MDI planned and executed a sparring day for all Leader groups in Finland. A pre-survey…

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Services to the Rural areas Innovation Camp

  • Rural
  • Business
  • Future
  • Innovation
  • Digitalisation

MDI planned and facilitated an innovation camp held in Porvoo, Finland in November 2018. The…

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Impact evaluation and service design of communication for rural development programme in South Ostrobotnia

  • Rural

MDI carries out a project focusing on sparring the impact evaluation of the rural development…

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Regional Development and Vitality Analysis of Vaasa-Mustasaari

  • Regions
  • Future

Vaasa and Mustasaari are currently carrying out a joint municipal structure survey (more information in…

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Study on construction and real estate views of housing policy and housing markets in Jyväskylä

  • Urban
  • Regions

MDI conducted a study for the City of Jyväskylä on the principles of housing policy…

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Evaluation of the Government Key Project: Career opportunities for people with partial working ability

  • Employment

MDI, in co-operation with KPMG, will evaluate the key project Career opportunities for people with…

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Kirkkonummi’s vitality and wellbeing programmes

  • Vitality

The municipality of Kirkkonummi prepared its municipal strategy last year. Now the strategy is embodied…

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Southeast Finland's Model for corporate growth services

  • Growth

The South Karelia and Kymenlaakso regions prepared for the growth service reform by building pilots…

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The functions of biodiversity in the upcoming regions

  • Governance
  • Environment

The tasks of promoting biodiversity and environmental protection would have changed due to the envisaged…

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Study on economic effects of the Architectural Heritage Aid

  • Culture

Well-maintained built cultural environment enhances the amenability of the area and makes it more attractive…

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Evaluation of the Organic Development Programme

  • Rural

The purpose of the organic development programme is to increase organic production, diversify the range…

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Statistical and spatial data analysis about the national and regional importance of Major Highway 5

  • Regions
  • Transport

MDI conducted a statistical and spatial data analysis for the Regional Councils of Southern and…

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Boosting of self-assessment of the rural development plan of North Ostrobothnia

  • Rural

MDI supported the ELY Centre of Northern Ostrobothnia in the self-assessment process of the regional…

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In search of a Positive Gaming Position for Posintra Ltd

  • Vitality
  • Regions
  • Business

In recent years, the term “positive gaming position” has emerged in soccer talk. It means…

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Evaluation of production incentive for audiovisual industry

Production incentives for the audiovisual industry are directed towards feature films, documentary films, serial fiction…

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The impact of public subsidies on film production

At the end of 2017, MDI launched an evaluation study on the mandate of the…

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Metropolis to the City Champions League

  • Urban

MDI proposes to the metropolitan area its own metropolis agreement, which is built on the…

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Statistical analysis of sub-regions of Finland

  • Population
  • Employment
  • Business

MDI carried out a statistical analysis of the vitality and attractiveness of 55 Finnish sub-regions…

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International affairs workshop in Päijät-Häme region 7.5.

  • Regions

As part of the Regional, Government, Health and Social Services Reform, in the prospective provinces,…

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Support for the preparations of the Regional, Government, Health and Social Services Reform

  • Society
  • Governance

The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia coordinated the preparations of the Regional, Government, Health and Social…

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The Regional Database of Culture

  • Governance
  • Culture

Ongoing administrative changes and the effective implementation of policy measures require a strong and accurate…

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New business development companies to Päijät-Häme region

  • Business

MDI studied the organisation of business development services in Päijät-Häme region during the first half…

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City of Kauhava’s attractiveness factors

  • Population
  • Migration
  • Vitality

MDI helped the city of Kauhava to draft a new strategy. Previously Kauhava had identified…

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Current state and future analysis of Kainuu Region

  • Future

MDI conducted a study on the current state of Kainuu Region and helped the Regional…

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Policy paper on smart mobility

The City of Hämeenlinna and Growth Corridor Finland took part in an international project on…

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Searching for regional vigour in Häme

  • Vitality

MDI assisted Häme Region in the facilitation and coordination of the Regional vigour in Häme…

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Future knowledge management

  • Knowledge management

MDI is playing a part in the government project which will determine the goals for…

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Impact evaluation of scheduled interviews for the unemployed

  • Employment

Since the beginning of 2017, all unemployed job-seekers have been interviewed every three months by…

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More tourism to Porvoo (Enhancing the tourism sector in Porvoo)

  • Business

Finland’s tourism income is € 14 billion a year. That is enough to be shared,…

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Data Update to the City of Pieksämäki

  • Population
  • Vitality
  • Growth
  • Regions
  • Employment
  • Business

In the spring of 2016, MDI produced a statistical study for the City of Pieksämäki,…

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Regional roadshow of regional governance, health and social services reform

  • Regions

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland organised…

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Helsinki Symposium

  • Urban

The City of Helsinki invited 300 key players to the City Hall to discuss urban…

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Lapland Strategy work kick-off

  • Regions

Lapland launched a process to prepare the region’s strategy in a workshop at Rovaniemi on…

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Incentives within the state subsidy system for planning and growth

  • Society
  • Governance

MDI is carrying out a research for the Prime Minister’s Office. The project is researching…

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Study on co-operation structures in the field of welfare and education

  • Society
  • Future

The prospective regional reform would have introduced a new interface between the municipalities and the…

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Study on counties’ role in RDI activities of social and health services

  • Innovation

The prospective health, social services and regional government reform was designed to establish the new…

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Employment Programme and Growth Services of Growth Companies

  • Employment
  • Business

MDI evaluated the Employment Programme of Growth Companies 2016-2018 launched by the Ministry of Employment…

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Sparring of the communication strategy of the city of Kokkola

  • Urban

MDI sparred the city of Kokkola with its communications strategy in Spring 2018. As a…

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Study on European Policies on Archipelago and Water Bodies

  • Rural
  • Environment

The “Island, lake and river basin policies in Europe” study aimed at gaining a picture…

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Building a vision for Herttoniemi district

  • Urban
  • Involvement

The project kicked off at the beginning of October 2018 during the Herttoniemi Suburban Festival.…

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Innovation camp focused on improving nutrient recycling

  • Rural
  • Innovation
  • Environment

MDI facilitated an innovation camp for nutrient recycling in Tuusula on 10-11 April 2018. The…

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Future in Ostrobothnia

  • Employment
  • Business
  • Future

At the end of 2017, the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia launched a forecast pilot. MDI…

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Analysis of the marine cluster in the Northern Growth Zone

  • Networks

The Northern growth zone is a cooperation network of 13 cities and six regional councils…

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Building Borderless Tampere Region

  • Population
  • Regions

Good land use, housing and traffic planning creates a general level of attractiveness for urban…

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Atlas to develop Business Regions in the Hämeenlinna and Janakkala regions

  • Business

MDI drafted a visual atlas for the city of Hämeenlinna and the Municipality of Janakkala…

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Mapping the regional status and growth potential of Hämeenkyrö

  • Population
  • Growth
  • Regions
  • Business

MDI drafted a visual presentation displaying the regional status and growth potential of Hämeenkyrö. The…

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Recognising and strengthening the vitality of Hämeenkyrö

  • Business

The project aimed at recognising and strengthening the vitality of Hämeenkyrö. The aim was to…

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Survey on freedom of choice within social and health services in Satakunta region

  • Knowledge management
  • Involvement

Satakunta Region has invested in gathering feedback from the residents and in a number of…

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Support and sparring of the population scenarios in Tampere

  • Population

The Strategy Unit in the City of Tampere and the political actors of the city…

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Population plan for Häme Region up to 2040

  • Population

MDI drafted a population plan for the Häme Region up to 2040. The work was…

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Well-being analysis by municipality in South Savo

  • Wellbeing

MDI carried out a well-being analysis of South Savo, examining the state and development of…

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XXX Analysis: Reasonably priced Helsinki Region North succeeds in migration

  • Population
  • Migration

The ten neighbouring municipalities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa in Finland (KUUMA municipalities) are major…

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Business Growth Services in the Central Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia Regions

  • Governance

MDI sparred the preparation of the regional government, health and social services reform in Central…

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Plans for developing town centres

  • Vitality
  • Regions

Four municipalities in the Upper Savo region are seeking to boost their attractiveness and vitality…

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Vitality programme for Forssa region

  • Vitality
  • Regions

Forssa region includes the city of Forssa and the municipalities of Tammela, Jokioinen, Humppila and…

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Survey of biodiversity promotion and nature conservation tasks

  • Governance
  • Environment

In the context of the prospective provincial reform, the tasks of environmental protection and biodiversity…

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Strategy Sparring for the Municipality of Reisjärvi

  • Regions

MDI sparred the Municipality of Reisjärvi in drafting a new strategy. The sparring included a…

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Strategy Sparring for the City of Seinäjoki

  • Urban

MDI assisted the City of Seinäjoki in 2015-2016 to prepare a new City Strategy by…

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Evaluation of the Interreg Nord and Botnia Atlantica

MDI participated in a Nordic consortium appointed to carry out the evaluation of the Interreg…

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Role of towns in the regional government, health and social services reform

  • Regions
  • Governance

MDI carried out a study on the role of towns (small and middle-sized) in the…

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Concept for leading cooperation in Suupohja region

  • Regions
  • Business

SEK is a federation of municipalities in the Suupohja region (Isojoki, Karijoki, Kauhajoki, Teuva) focusing…

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International innovation camp for Finnish Rural Network Support Unit

  • Rural
  • Innovation
  • Networks

The Finnish Rural Network Support Unit organised an international innovation camp, 26th – 29th June…

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More meetings and events to Kouvola

  • Urban

MDI was pleased to work in partnership with the Communications and Marketing Design Office, Nitroid…

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Building ESF gala

  • Funds

The European Social Fund (ESF) – in Western Finland – celebrated its 60-year anniersary in…

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MDI involved in the preparation of the employment strategy for the Kaustinen region

  • Regions
  • Employment
  • Future

MDI sparred the Kaustinen region (Halsua, Lestijärvi, Kaustinen, Toholampi, Perho and Veteli) in the preparation…

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Evaluation of the Linke Project funded by ESF

  • Employment

The employment services of the City of Seinäjoki executed the Linke Project funded by the…

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Clarifying the mission of a development company

Business development companies were required to redefine their tasks and mission in order to function…

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Evaluation of the National development projects and coordination projects

  • Rural

The evaluation of national development projects and coordination projects within the Rural Development Programme for…

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Study on the Tampere-Seinäjoki-Vaasa-Umeå growth corridor

  • Transport

In the development of growth corridors, it is essential to find a common strategic vision…

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FRUSH – sparring a startup event for circular economy

  • Environment

FRUSH was a circular economy-related event in 2017 gathering together experts, developers, companies and financiers…

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Preparation of the municipal strategy for the City of Raahe

  • Regions

In August-September 2017, MDI participated in the training of elected councillors and sparred the development…

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Study on SCOs (simplified cost options)

  • Funds

The current EU programming period introduced a number of simplified cost options (SCO) which aim…

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Strategy process for Municipality of Kuortane

  • Regions

Kuortane is a municipality of about 3 700 inhabitants located in the South Ostrobotnia region…

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Development of services around railway stations

Railway stations and their surroundings have become buzzing oases in urban development terms. There are…

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Evaluation of the Administration of ESIF

  • Funds
  • Governance

ESIF consists of five structural and investment funds, of which Finland utilises four: European Regional…

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Vision and roadmap for Tourism in Helsinki

Tourism has become one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. It…

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Workshops for Growth services in Kymenlaakso and South Karelia

  • Regions
  • Business
  • Governance

The prospective regional government, health and social services reform would have brought about changes in…

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Mapping of Nordic test and demonstration facilities

MDI participated in a joint project in which Nordic test and demonstration facilities were mapped.…

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MDI maps future trends up to 2050 for Helsinki Region Transport

  • Urban
  • Transport

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) was involved in the drafting of the regional land use, housing…

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Cultural environment as a resource in the new regions

  • Culture
  • Environment

In MDI’s project for the Ministry of the Environment six cultural resources that can accelerate…

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Research on results and impacts of the RDP 2014-2020 on competitiveness of agribusiness

  • Rural

The Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 aims at improving the competitiveness of agribusiness. MDI acted as…

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Sparring the ProAgria group in network development

  • Rural
  • Networks

ProAgria is a Finnish expert organisation providing an extensive network of specialists and a wide…

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Sastamala – from friction to vitality

  • Vitality
  • Business

Sastamala seeks to turn the ongoing structural changes and challenges from friction to regional vitality.…

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Sparring Seinäjoki’s new sector of vitality and competitiveness

  • Urban
  • Future

The city of Seinäjoki decided to reshape its organisation starting from 1st June 2017. The…

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Speed sparring of the municipal strategy for Liminka

  • Population
  • Vitality
  • Future

Liminka is a 2000’s growth miracle. Despite being located next to the city of Oulu,…

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Strategy Process

  • Urban

The city of Kokkola is renewing its strategy while preparing for its 400-year anniversary in…

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Planning the approach for vitality policies in Jyväskylä

  • Urban
  • Vitality
  • Business

In the future, ensuring vitality will be one of the main tasks for Finnish cities.…

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Creating a Regional Development Snapshot Tool to support the Regional Government Reform

  • Regions

MDI led, during 2017, a consortium that constructed a Regional Development Snapshot Tool,which combined the…

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Participation in the analysis of municipalities’ statutory tasks

  • Governance

The statutory duties of the municipalities were due to change with the prospective health, social…

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Supporting the Health, Social Services and Regional Government Reform

  • Governance

The prospective health, social services and regional government reform was designed to be one of…

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Evaluation and Action Research of Regional Experiments in Employment and Business Services

  • Governance

Prime Minister Sipilä’s government aimed to lift the Finnish economy onto the track of sustainable…

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3rd Road Map for Urban Policy: Small Town Wins With its Originality

  • Urban

Small and medium-sized cities succeed by identifying their own unique opportunities of megatrends and by…

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Strategy process for Central Uusimaa

  • Future

MDI helped the Central Uusimaa Development Centre to outline a new strategy for 2020. In…

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Business plan for the Metropolia Campus in Myllypuro

  • Business
  • Networks

MDI helped Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in drafting the local business plan for the…

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Evaluation of the Farm Advisory Services in the Mainland Finland Rural Development Programme

  • Rural

Provision of Advice has been launched as a new activity under the Rural Development Programme…

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Evaluation of the Structural Funds Programme

  • Funds

A consortium led by MDI implemented an evaluation of the Finnish Structural Funds programme. The…

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Profiling Southern Finland’s Development Corridors

  • Regions
  • Governance
  • Transport

The development of the regions is increasingly channelled towards development corridors crossing administrative borders. The…

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Joint Export Models for Kantola Woodworking Industry

  • Business

MDI, together with Casagrande Laboratory Center of Urban Research, mapped potential export models for the…

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Sparring Small and Medium-Sized Cities

  • Vitality

MDI facilitated two networking meetings for the SEUTU programme (REGIONAL programme in English), which has…

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Study on Development of Housing Policy

MDI was responsible for a research project focusing on how housing policy should be developed,…

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Framework Agreement on Management Consulting

MDI signed a framework agreement with the city of Tampere concerning management consulting services in…

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Future-Oriented Vision for Kotka-Hamina Region

  • Future

The prospective structural reforms in Finland were due to dramatically reshape the municipal level. Cursor…

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Regional profiles

  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Vitality
  • Growth
  • Regions

MDI published a 200-page study on Regional Profiles 2016. It consists of national development analyses…

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Analysis on Development of the Regions

  • Regions

Elite Asset Management Plc is directing its real estate investing towards successful cities and regions…

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Vitality Survey for inhabitants and business

  • Vitality

MDI created a base for drafting the Vitality Programme for the city of Kannus by…

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Tuunaa Tuottoa Vol. 2 – Facilitation of Network Meetings

  • Business
  • Networks

MDI organised regional Tuunaa Tuottoa Vol. 2 network meetings in five cities. This co-operation model…

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Future regional tasks in Kymenlaakso

  • Regions
  • Future

Finland contemplated the most profound regional reform in decades. All regional councils were urged to…

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Future Paths for Helsinki Region North

  • Future

Ten municipalities in the Helsinki Region North (a.k.a. Central Uusimaa Region) have organised their regional…

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Study on Gold Plating among EU programmes

  • Funds

MDI, together with Sweco, analysed the provisions on the simplification of the management of the…

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Evaluation of Northern Finland Regional Programmes (Kainuu, Central Ostrobothnia, Lapland and Northern Ostrobothnia)

  • Governance

MDI evaluated the Provincial Programmes of Northern Finland in a joint assessment during the summer…

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Functional regions and growth zones

  • Regions

MDI and the Finnish Environment Institute analysed Finland´s functional areas and growth corridors in the…

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Building of the vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region

MDI conducted, as a subcontractor to Spatial Foresight GmbH, a foresight study on the Vision…

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Study on regional development for the city of Pieksämäki

  • Population
  • Employment
  • Business

MDI gathered data for a study on regional development for the city of Pieksämäki. The…

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Municipality of the Future

  • Knowledge management
  • Governance

The changes that municipalities were due to face concern the service and governance structure. The…

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Smart Countryside – better services in rural areas by using digitalisation and experiments

  • Rural
  • Digitalisation

Digitalisation and urbanisation have drawn a great wave of attention and numerous projects and studies…

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Study on migration in Kanta-Häme region

  • Migration
  • Regions

MDI analysed Häme’s regional development and migration during April and May 2016. The report delved…

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Camp: Attracting investments to Eastern Finland?

  • Business

In May 2016, investment attractors from cthe ities, municipalities, regional development companies and regions of…

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Innovation camp “Komia Camp” 2016

  • Business
  • Innovation

Into Seinäjoki decided to organise an innovation camp ”Komia Camp” 2016 for the food business.…

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Developing of the city centre of Seinäjoki

  • Urban

Into Seinäjoki initiated a project called Operation Our Seinäjoki – Have your say on the…

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User point of view to mobility

  • Transport

MDI explored a variety of operating models to gather a true and consistent user point…

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Roadmap for Urbanisation II: Urban Building to stimulate Finnish economy

  • Urban

The role of cities as the reators of growth and in strengthening vitality faced a…

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Evaluation of the regional programme

  • Regions

Northern Savo Region carried out an external evaluation of the regional programme 2014-2017 at the…

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Sparring the economic development strategy in Pielinen Karelia

  • Business

MDI sparred the preparation of the economic development strategy in Pielinen Karjala (Lieksa, Nurmes, Valtimo)…

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Updating the economic development strategy in Central Karelia

  • Business

MDI updated the economic development strategy for the Central Karelia Development Company Keti Ltd. The…

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Planning the regional forecasting approach in Satakunta Region

  • Regions
  • Business

The Regional Council of Satakunta renewed its forecasting work in light of the anticipated governance…

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Mobility as a Service in the Growth Corridor of Finland

  • Transport

Growth Corridor of Finland aimed to become the leading European smart transport experiment base by…

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Bicycle – The missing wheel of MaaS?

  • Transport

MDI took part in a study tof he status of bicycling in MaaS (Mobility as…

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Vitality rocket

  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Vitality
  • Business

MDI constructed a ‘vitality rocket’ for Kouvola. It consisted of economic development, accessibility, business friendliness,…

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Role of regional development companies in national economic policy

  • Business

The Association of Regional Development Agencies in Finland, SEKES ry commissioned a study from MDI…

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Sparring of local cooperation

  • Rural
  • Regions
  • Networks

In September and October 2015, MDI studied the regional cooperation model of Kemijärvi, Salla, Savukoski…

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Strategy sparring

  • Business

Nykarleby Kraftverk Ab is an energy company owned by the Uusikaarlepyy city. The former city…

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Network training

  • Networks

Posintra decided to create a new learning environment and start a new digital platform for…

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Vitality indicators in the City of Pori

  • Vitality

MDI sparred the City of Pori in updating its vitality strategy, in particular the indicators…

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Available funding sources for the implementation of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region doee not have it’s own financing, rather, it…

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Business and effective public services with mass data

  • Knowledge management
  • Digitalisation

MDI took part in a consortium led by ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish…

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Regional Rural Network days

  • Rural

MDI carried out six Regional Rural Network days in 2015-2016. The aim of a network…

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Sparring the city strategy

  • Urban
  • Vitality
  • Growth

The city of Seinäjoki wanted their strategy to incorporate a broad renewal process while encompassing…

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KomiaCamp Innovation Camp

  • Rural
  • Innovation
  • Transport
  • Digitalisation

Into Seinäjoki Ltd hosted a 30-hour innovation camp, KomiaCamp in Seinäjoki 23.-24.6.2015. The camp produced…

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Competitiveness of Lahti Region

  • Regions

MDI carried out a competitiveness study for Lahti Region. The study was based on a…

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MaaS Vision and effects 2025

  • Transport

The idea of MaaS (Mobility as a Service) has been a topic of interest for…

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Evaluation of the MAL Network

  • Transport
  • Networks

MDI evaluated the operating of the MAL Network. The MAL Network is a national network…

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Evaluation of Farm Energy Programme

  • Rural

The Farm Energy Programme is a voluntary agreement for improving energy efficiency and the use…

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Porkkala – Municipality of the future

  • Urban
  • Regions

MDI took part in ventilating thoughts around the ”Municipality of the future” idea, making a…

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Process descriptions for regional business services

  • Vitality
  • Business

Well-functioning regional business services are the cornerstone of developing business and vitality at the regional…

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Various studies for the European Investment Bank

  • Funds

MDI took part in a European consortium that has carried out various studies for the…

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Urban Network Study 2015

  • Urban

MDI updated the Urban Network Study that has monitored and developed the national urban network…

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Defining the development activities of the archipelago in Eastern Uusimaa region

  • Rural

Eastern Uusimaa region has implemented the Archipelago Programme since 2012. The Finnish archipelago has a…

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Updating the strategy

MDI continued its cooperation with JOSEK and wrote another chapter in its story. MDI updated…

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Study on the development needs of the metropolis policy in Helsinki Region

  • Urban

Metropolis policy has been on the agenda since 2007. The primary themes of the policy…

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Effectiveness of the regional and local rural development plans 2007–2013

  • Rural

MDI carried out a study on the implementation and effectiveness of the rural development plans…

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A practice-driven operating model for the innovation environment

  • Growth
  • Innovation

During spring 2015, MDI participated in the development of the innovation environment in Central Ostrobothnia.…

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Sparring of rural network activities

  • Rural
  • Networks

The rural network will contribute to the implementation of the rural development programme during the…

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Roadmap for urbanisation 2015+

  • Urban

MDI drafted a concrete proposal for a roadmap for urbanisation. The roadmap included a summary…

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Workshop to develop Tourism Strategy

Northern Ostrobothnia is the third biggest tourism region in Finland, measured by overnight stays, after…

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Coaching public procurements

MDI carried out a coaching session in Hämeenlinna for Innopark Programmes Ltd and the City…

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Developing the trackside in Lahti Region

  • Regions
  • Future

The trackside area makes a great object of investments in both the Growth Agreement and…

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Sparring the INKA (Innovative cities) programme

MDI coached Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, INKA cities, regional councils and…

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Report on a centre for skiing, adventure and nature activities

  • Wellbeing
  • Business

Skiing, nature activities and adventure sports are popular in Southern Finland. The Lahti Region is…

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Usability testing of the Project Gallery (Hankegalleria)

  • Knowledge management

The Finnish Government aimed to take fuller advantage of research data in its decision-making. The…

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Study on municipal restructuring in the Kainuu region

  • Vitality
  • Regions

With Janne Antikainen in the lead, the MDI Team studied the municipal restructuring in the…

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Intelligent mobility services and travel chains for European growth corridors

  • Transport

MDI carried out a survey of smart mobility services and travel chains in European growth…

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Coaching the economy and innovation services in the Centers for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centres)

  • Business
  • Innovation

MDI supported the Ministry of the Employment and the Economy in identifying the success factors…

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Study on municipal restructuring in the Oulu region

One of MDI’s partners, Design Director Janne Antikainen was called on to study the restructuring…

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Developing the Helsinki-Hämeenlinna-Tampere growth corridor

  • Transport

The Helsinki-Hämeenlinna-Tampere growth corridor is the most significant development zone in Finland. The corridor has…

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Harvesting the innovation camps

  • Rural
  • Innovation

The Rural Network Unit at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry financed five innovation camps…

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Companies’ views about the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Southern Ostrobothnia

  • Business

Southern Ostrobothnia prepared its smart specialisation strategy by combining the focus areas of the regional…

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Playbook of internationalisation in Vierumäki

  • Wellbeing

MDI drew up a playbook of internationalisation for Heinola region. The work was related to…

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DG Regio framework agreement

MDI was part of a European consortium selected as one of the DG Regio framework…

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Evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy 2007–2013

MDI was part of the evaluation consortium that evaluated programmes and their indicator data in…

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Preparing the regional programme of Central Ostrobothnia

  • Regions

MDI drew up the regional programme for Central Ostrobothnia with 60 regional developers in a…

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Impact assessment

  • Regions

Taking into consideration the circumstances, Joensuu region has developed well in the 2000s. Despite the…

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Impact assessment of business incubator

  • Regions

Development Centre Ltd. Helsinki Region North (Keuke) has been conspicuous for a decade. It has…

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Innovation activities within wellness sector

  • Wellbeing
  • Innovation

MDI helped Posintra to develop their innovation activities within the wellness sector by organising an…

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Transfer of the invention activities

  • Governance

MDI helped the Ministry of the Employment and the Economy and the Uusimaa region Centre…

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Workshop for renewing the management system in the city of Helsinki

  • Governance

The city of Helsinki decided to change its management system in 2017. The city began…

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Study on special municipal restructuring of the municipality of Jalasjärvi and the city of Seinäjoki

  • Regions

Design director Janne Antikainen, one of MDI’s partners, was called on to study the special…

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Developing the European Innovation Partnerships

  • Rural
  • Innovation

The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) introduced new tools for working with the rural economy. The…

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Development Day for the Rural Network Unit and Agency for Rural Affairs

  • Rural

The Rural Network Unit moved from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry into the Agency…

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Regional scanning for resource wisdom

  • Environment

Resource wisdom is about the ability to use different resources – e.g. natural resources, raw…

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Regional innovation camps

  • Rural
  • Business
  • Innovation
  • Networks

MDI executed a series of five innovation camps in autumn 2013 for the Rural Network…

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Facilitating a workshop for the digitalisation researchers of University of Helsinki and Aalto University

  • Future
  • Digitalisation

MDI facilitated a workshop for digitalisation researchers in Otaniemi. Dozens of the most active researchers…

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Evaluation of the development measures of creative economy

MDI evaluated the development measures of creative economy for the Regional Council of Central Finland.…

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Regional Guidance Plan for Services

MDI drew up a guidance plan for the Porvoo-Loviisa-Lapinjärvi region in Eastern Uusimaa. The work…

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Updating the Regional Development Plan

  • Regions

MDI updated the Regional Development Plan, for the Regional Council of Lapland, shaping the development…

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Process of Nature Innovations project

  • Innovation
  • Environment

The Nature Innovations project by Häme Development Centre Ltd. aimed at creating a national-level knowledge…

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Strategy seminar for the municipal council of Kuortane

  • Business

MDI planned and carried out a strategy seminar for the municipal council of Kuortane in…

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Sparring the regional cities

  • Regions

Regional cities are the second or third cities of their respective regions. Their success reflects…

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Evaluating the action group and sparring the strategy

  • Rural

MDI evaluated the activities of the programme period 2007-2013 for the local action group, Seinäjoen…

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Developing the MicroNanoBio Ecosystem

MDI implemented a series of four workshops for VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and…

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The future work of closed down garrison areas

In February 2012, the state decided to close six garrison areas. MDI provided sparring for…

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Renewing the innovation programme

  • Innovation

Lapland University Consortium is a strategic conglomeration of three Lappish universities. The consortium renewed its…

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Story camp

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences wanted to attach a story to its application for authorisation…

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Gathering information about national programmatic development

The other Nordic countries follow actively what happens in the field of Finnish regional development.…

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Governance Model for the Rail Baltica Growth Strategy

  • Transport

MDI contributed to the planning of the Rail Baltica Growth Strategy. The Rail Baltica Growth…

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Facilitating the council seminar

  • Regions

MDI carried out workshops for the municipality of Kirkkonummi, 19.–20.4.2013. MDI built a bridge between…

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Regional workshop of the CREATOR miniprogramme

MDI carried out a regional workshop on the CREATOR miniprogramme for the Regional Council of…

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Evaluation of the Regional Development Programme of Southern Savo

  • Regions

An evaluation was made of the Regional Development Programme of Southern Savo 2011-2014. It was…

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Evaluation of the project ”Central Finland anticipates”

Local anticipation work in Central Finland has existed for decades. Anticipation is envisaged as a…

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Municipal restructuring of Seinäjoki, Jalasjärvi and Kurikka

  • Regions

Janne Antikainen carried out the municipal restructuring of Seinäjoki, Jalasjärvi and Kurikka in 2013. He…

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Future workshops

  • Future

MDI carried out two sparring workshops for the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia aiming to generate…

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Scenario work of the Regional Strategy of Southern Ostrobothnia

  • Regions
  • Future

MDI supported the Regional Council of Southern Ostrobothnia in creating the scenario work needed for…

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Evaluation of the Regional Development Programme of the Southern Finland co-operation area

  • Regions

MDI carried out an evaluation of the regional development programs of the Southern Finland co-operation…

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Ex-post evaluation of the Regional Development Programmes of Northern Finland

  • Regions

MDI carried out an evaluation of the regional development programmes of the Northern Finland regions…

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Strategic openings for mapping out the arctic operation

Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – launched strategic openings for mapping out…

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INKA (Innovative Cities) preparation for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

  • Innovation

MDI supported Culminatum in the first phase of the INKA programme preparation for the Helsinki…

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Opening of the Workplace 2020 project

  • Employment
  • Networks

The vision of Finnish working life is to be the best in Europe, by 2020.…

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Developing innovation environments in rural areas

  • Rural
  • Innovation
  • Networks

MDI consulted Frami Ltd in developing rural innovation environments in 2012. The first task was…

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Ex ante evaluation of Structural Fund Programme 2014–2020

  • Funds

MDI carried out the ex-ante evaluation of the Structural Fund Programme 2014–2020 for the Ministry…

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Ex ante evaluation of the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014–2020

  • Rural

MDI carried out the ex-ante evaluation of the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014–2020.…

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Evaluation of the Regional Development Programme of Northern Savo

  • Regions

The Regional Council of the Northern Savo ordered the mid-term evaluation of their Regional Development…

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The Future of the Larger Metropolitan Area

  • Regions

MDI was responsible for organising six future-oriented workshops in the larger metropolitan region of Helsinki-Uusimaa,…

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Sparring of the Southern and Western Finland programme

  • Funds

MDI helped the regional councils of Päijät-Häme and Central Finland in the preparation of the…

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Evaluation of the axis 5 of the Southern Finland ERDF programme

  • Funds

MDI carried out the evaluation of the axis 5 of the Southern Finland ERDF programme…

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Promoting entrepreneurship friendliness in Päijät-Häme region

  • Business

Lahti region wanted to be the most entrepreneur-friendly growth centre in Finland by 2015. MDI…

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Services promoting innovation in the regions

  • Innovation

MDI carried out some research on the services that promote innovation in the regions. The…

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Strategy for the economy, vigour and competitiveness

  • Vitality
  • Business

MDI drew up the strategy for economy, vigour and competitiveness for the Western Uusimaa region,…

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Stakeholder survey about the new innovation policy programme

  • Innovation

MDI carried out a broad national stakeholder survey for the Ministry of Employment and the…

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A valuable working life process - kick off and expert views

  • Wellbeing
  • Employment
  • Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture launched the development of working life through art, culture…

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Planning of the Invest in – tool

MDI planned a tool for development centres and developers to advise Russian companies to invest…

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Planning of the regional development programme for Eastern and Northern Finland

  • Regions

MDI played a central role in designing strategic guidelines for regional development in Eastern and…

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Evaluation of the national innovation policy and regional choices

  • Regions
  • Innovation

MDI carried out a project the aim of which was to signal the national innovation…

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Growth Entrepreneurship Programme for Southern Ostrobothnia

  • Business

MDI planned Kasvuyrittäjyyden tahtomaa (The Land of Growth entrepreneurship, Eng.), the growth entrepreneurship programme for…

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Big Picture – The Future of the Finnish Machinery and Metal Products Industry

  • Future

MDI carried out a study for PKT Foundation to identify the vision of the Future…

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Promoting service innovations

  • Innovation

MDI carried out a study to promote service innovations in the city organisation of Seinäjoki.…

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Strategic roadmap for the technology industries’ centre of excellence

  • Business

MDI drew up a strategic roadmap for The Upper-Savo Development Ltd in spring 2011. The…

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Transport industry report

  • Business

MDI carried out an industry report on transport in Kokkola region. The aim of the…

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Development of the DEMO Network

  • Networks

MDI carried out a study for the Ministry of Employment and the Economy on the…

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Preparation of the regional programme

  • Regions

MDI carried out a preparation process to prepare the regional programme. The work consisted of…

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Ex-ante evaluation of the Regional Cohesion and Competitiveness programme “COCO”

  • Regions

MDI carried out the ex-ante evaluation of the Regional Cohesion and Competitiveness programme “COCO” for…

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Interregional innovation strategy

  • Innovation

MDI wrote an innovation strategy for the Southern Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia regions. The…

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Study for Service business for agricultural machinery industry

  • Rural

MDI carried out a study for Service business for the agricultural machinery industry for the…

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BSR coaching process

  • Regions

MDI carried out a coaching process for the development centres within Pirkanmaa region. The aim…

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Developing the Northern Finland innovation environment model

  • Innovation

MDI produced an innovation environment model for three regions in Northern Finland (Kainuu, Northern Ostrobothnia…

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Strategy for South Ostrobothnia Regional Group

MDI implemented a series of workshops related to the strategy process of the Southern Ostrobothnia…

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