Developing the Northern Finland innovation environment model

Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation

MDI produced an innovation environment model for three regions in Northern Finland (Kainuu, Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland). The work consisted of evaluating the existing models and searching for new tools to ensure that SMEs were covered by the innovation services. The work was divided into regional and interregional parts and the aim was to combine the national and regional innovation strategies. The project assessed the internal dynamics and the intensity of the cooperation between regional innovation environments. MDI organised three workshops to find solutions, new models and ideas to the identified challenges and needs. The final report is published as a Tekes Publication (Tekesin katsaus 260/2009).