Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
MDI wrote an innovation strategy for the Southern Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia regions. The strategy was based on interregional ‘knowhow’ and technology maps that were drawn up by assessing regional strengths, economies and research areas. To support the strategy process MDI produced a survey and interviewed key actors to weave a network within the three regions. The strategy process was based on the analysis that recognised common innovation activities. MDI carried out the study in cooperation with the Urban and Regional Studies Group Sente at the University of Tampere. The interregional innovation strategy was due in June 2010. MDI helped in the implementation phase up to the end of 2011.