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.

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

FREYR Submits Environmental Impact Assessment Program for Planned Battery Cell Plant in Vaasa

27.01.2022 | News
FREYR Battery's preparations for building a cell factory are Finland's first large-scale cell project, and we are very pleased that the process has progressed to this stage.
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City logistics as the object of study in Jaakko Hakala's thesis

27.01.2022 | News
Engineer Jaakko Hakala's thesis within the degree program of logistics, Future of city logistics and electric traffic in Vaasa, was completed at the end of 2021. Hakala, born in Vaasa, studied at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and focused his research on exploring the future possibilities of city logistics and electric traffic in Vaasa.
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Corona virus outbreak - useful information for entrepreneurs

27.01.2022 | 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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One of Europe's First Anode Materials Production Facilities for the Battery Industry Under Planning

11.01.2022 | News
Finnish company Grafintec Oy and Indian company Epsilon Advanced Materials have made a plot reservation and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Vaasa to establish an anode materials production facility in the GigaVaasa area.
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VASEK and Startia Limit In-Person Meetings — Only Distance Meetings with Business Advisors

10.01.2022 | News
Due to the remote work recommendation, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK and Enterprise Agency Startia’s business advisors use only electronic communication in customer service starting on December 8th.
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Cooperation Between Companies in the Vaasa Region Marks the Beginning of a Major Logistics Change

15.12.2021 | News
The winds of change have been blowing regarding the increased importance of green logistics for a while. In Vaasa, it is possible to achieve both cost and environmental benefits thanks to the cooperation between companies in the economic region.
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The hydrogen network made new contacts in Vaasa

16.11.2021 | News
The national hydrogen network visited Vaasa and the Vaasa region the 11th of November 2021. The program included i.a. a hydrogen seminar arranged in Hanken´s auditorium, organized by Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK and the H2 Ecosystem Roadmap project. The discussion after the presentations was lively and a lot of new contacts were made.
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Starting a business in Finland – 4 things you should remember

04.11.2021 | 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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