Vaasa Region Development Company

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The Vaasa Region Development Company (VASEK) was founded in 2003 and is jointly owned by seven towns and municipalities on the West Coast of Finland. VASEK promotes and reinforces growth and competitiveness in the region. This is done by improving the preconditions for business activities in the Vaasa region in cooperation with the regional authorities, municipalities, local action groups and enterprises.

As the region is known for its entrepreunerial spirit and traditions, it is also equipped with a strong will to succeed. Outsourcing and the increasing use of subcontractors contribute to the fact that more and more small and medium-sized companies are being established. Our main objective is to help these SMEs to grow and be a part of the flourishing Vaasa Region - one of the most attractive and innovative environments in Finland for companies and employees.

VASEK's role as the driving force of the region is strong. We know the objectives of our work and we also endeavor to achieve them. Working on one's own does not lead to success and that is the reason why we have an intense cooperation with different actors in the region. We know already how good our region is and how many opportunities are offered here, also for new inhabitants, students and businesses. Our common goal is to spread this information, to strengthen the competitiveness in various fields and offer the best development opportunities possible for the industrial and commercial life of the region.

VASEK's communication

Exceptions in VASEK’s opening hours and TE Office’s start-up grant processing in July

07.07.2021 | News
VASEK’s office is closed in July 12.–25.7.2021. During 19.7.–25.7.2021, the start-up grant processing at the TE Office Ostrobothnia is on a summer break.
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Corona virus outbreak - useful information for entrepreneurs

21.06.2021 | News
We collect useful links on this page to help entrepreneurs in our region find the information they need. The links are updated on a daily basis.
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The third application round for cost support – to whom, how and who can help?

21.06.2021 | News
The third application round for cost support will take place from 27 April to 23 June 2021. The closure compensation application is also open. The support can be applied for via the State Treasury’s e-services.
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Companies looking at innovative ways to make use of the forest

16.06.2021 | News
During the two-day virtual event, Bioeconomy Co-Creation, experts in the field of forestry, pulp and paper from all over the world gathered to inspire one another, network and find possible co-creation prospects. The event was organized on 2–3 June by the Finnish-Swedish development project Future Cleantech Solutions.
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Listening to young people – Looking for attraction and a pulling factor

07.05.2021 | News
Vaasa has a youthful street image, as the city is Finland’s largest student city in proportion to its population. As many as one of five people you meet in the streets is a university student. "When you add an international energy technology cluster with 160 companies and a constant shortage of experts to the equation, you don't have to wonder...
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Johnson Matthey chose Vaasa for sustainable battery materials plant

19.04.2021 | News
The City of Vaasa and Johnson Matthey have signed a Common Letter of Intent on 2 April 2021. The front-end engineering design for the battery value chain operator Johnson Matthey’s commercial plant in Vaasa has begun. The plant is planned to be in operation in 2024.
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Sustainability at future workplaces in focus at EnergyVaasa Talks webinar

18.03.2021 | News
Sustainability at future workplaces from different perspectives was on the agenda, when the Future Sustainable Workplaces webinar, organized by the Future Cleantech Solutions project as part of the EnergyVaasa Talks series, invited people around the world to take part in the insights shared by Finnish and Swedish leaders and decision-makers.
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Starting a business in Finland – 4 things you should remember

16.02.2021 | News
So you have taken the mental step from dreaming of setting up a business to actually starting the process – congratulations! However, take a deep breath and make sure you have made all the necessary preparations before registering your company and rolling up your sleeves, because there are at least four things you should take into consideration.
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