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City of Lahti – a potential follower of CITIES2030?

This is my home city – Lahti. It is located in southern Finland in the province of Päijät-Häme. Lahti is the biggest city in the province. 12 front-runner cities and regions 10 cities and 2 regions are currently engaged in the CITIES2030. The project incorporates diverse cities and regions as stated in the below table. […]

Extended Innovation Pattern (EIP)

We, in the CITIES2030 project, have a hypothesis: 12+ pilots carry out an Extended Innovation Pattern (EIP) to deliver innovations to capitalize, best practices to share, and improvements to enhance processes. The innovation environment is built upon a multi-actor approach and open innovation. CITIES2030 project contributes to the transformation of Urban Food Systems.  The platform to generate innovations, novel practices, […]

The observations and insights of PoliRural project – Häme region System Dynamics Modeling and drivers analysis

PoliRural’s twelve (12) pilot teams have familiarized themselves with the system modelling process through four phases. The four phases are thefollowing: Drivers Analysis for 12 local pilots Building the Matrix KPI – DRIVERS The High-Level Model System Dynamics Experts’ Layer As described by Dr Patrick Crehan (CKA) in the internal working document for PoliRural’s twelve […]

The observations and insights of PoliRural project – Häme Change Factors Analysis (CFA)

The initial and overall  ambition of the Häme pilot is:  The pilot will use PoliRural results to boost the region’s attractiveness by introducing business-friendly policies that can encourage new entrepreneurs to create products and services on circular-economy and well-being, which in the future may become a significant source of employment. Change Factors Analysis (CFA) groups […]

Mäntyharju Citizen College trains Lean experts

Mäntyharju is a municipality that is located in the Southern Savonia region in Finland. The municipality has a population of 5,666. Mäntyharju Citizen College is an active and innovative college that provides diverse courses and activities to all age citizens, and also to companies. Smart & Lean has been already for a while a teacher […]

The observations and insights of PoliRural project – Policy Value Chain

PoliRural project is a Horizon2020 funded project that researches, innovates, and delivers novel solutions to future-oriented collaborative policy development for rural areas. What is then the policy value chain? The image on right represents my subjective interpretation of the policy value chain. It is shaped based on my experiences and learnings at PoliRural. It is […]

The observations and insights of PoliRural project – Stakeholders

PoliRural project is a Horizon2020 project that researches and innovates novel approaches to future-oriented collaborative policy development for rural areas. Project web-page is http://www.polirural.eu. Project has 12 pilots of which HÄME in Finland is one. The overall ambition of HÄME pilot is: The Häme pilot will use PoliRural results to boost the region’s attractiveness by […]