The RDI activities in 2014 started with more precise specification of the Lapland UAS strategy and areas of emphasis, and directing the RDI activities in the strategic areas of emphasis. The large amount of information on the needs of stakeholders that was collected as a basis for strategy made a good starting point for user-oriented RDI activities. The schools have organised their activities in RDI groups and teams in accordance with the top fields of expertise. The aim was to launch multidisciplinary and strategy-oriented projects. One example is the From Borders to Shared Space (BOSS) development project financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, in which all the schools participated.