Vaasa Region Development Company

5 rajattu kotisivuille1st row: Tuija Räihä-Pundars, Johanna Hietikko-Koljonen, Tommi Virkama, Stefan Råback, Anna Hakkari
2nd row: Lasse Pohjala, Eivor Koskela, Riitta Bjärkenheim, Olav Nylund
3rd row: Mauritz Knuts, Kenneth Dalkvist, Mari Kattelus, Göran Östberg, Peter Källberg
4th row: Anna Måtts-Fransén, Kristoffer Jansson, Kjell Nydahl, Antti Alasaari

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.

Vision, mission, values

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

Second ERDF project search for ecosystem agreement opens on 15 September

06.09.2022 | News
The first European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project search related to ecosystem agreements was in May, and the second application round opens on 15 September. This time approximately EUR 565,000 in funding is being allocated for projects that promote the three objectives defined in the Vaasa Ecosystem Agreement; Vaasa's carbon neutrality 202X, development of the harbour area and development of...
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Contract changes between operators in the GigaVaasa area – active discussion on the way forward cont

02.09.2022 | News
The Finnish company Grafintec Oy and Epsilon Advanced Materials from India, which have reserved land in the GigaVaasa area, have announced in a stock exchange release that they are dissolving their mutual cooperation agreement. However, the City of Vaasa will continue negotiations with each company separately.
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How to Avoid the Pitfalls when Applying for a Start-up Grant

16.06.2022 | News
The start-up grant aims to secure a new entrepreneur's primary livelihood for the estimated time it takes to establish business activities. Therefore it is an income supplement intended for entrepreneurs and doesn't belong to the business assets. After all, they must be able to live and perhaps support their family even when it may not be possible to pay themselves...
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The World Can Be Left to Future Generations Only Through Collaboration

31.05.2022 | News
On the 19th of May, a delegation of about 50 people from Groningen, the Netherlands, visited Vaasa. The group included regional ministers, the Mayor of Groningen, CEOs of various companies, as well as others in senior positions.
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Vaasa invites the whole of Finland to screw up!

30.05.2022 | News
Although Vaasa wants to be the happiest city in the world, the Strömsö embrace does not always reach here the same way as it does at Strömsö. Failures are part and parcel of normal life, which means that we all screw up sometimes. We want to point out that happiness is not the same thing as perfection and constant success.
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Vaasa ecosystem agreement promotes both national and regional green transition

13.05.2022 | News
Vaasan seudulla on jo pitkään tehty laajaa yhteistyötä ekosysteemimallin mukaisesti, mutta nyt vuosien 2021–2027 ajalle ulottuvan Ekosysteemisopimuksen mukaisesti yliopistokaupunkien kanssa luotiin erilliset sopimukset.
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Ask, Ask and Ask Again!

11.05.2022 | News
Bäck & Vilén Yrityspalvelut Oy is a full-service accounting firm in Vaasa with a branch office in Pirttikylä. Bäck & Vilén is also one of the expert partners of Enterprise Agency Startia. According to Johan Hällmark, managing director of the firm, a modern accounting firm emphasises helping the customers receive good financial management routines.
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Corona virus outbreak - useful information for entrepreneurs

09.05.2022 | 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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