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


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28.03.2023 | News
EnergyWeek 2023 attracted a record number of visitors to the seminars and exhibitions in Vaasa last week. – This year, too, EnergyWeek lasted the whole week and became more extensive than before; we had more visitors than ever. This was noticeable even before the event week on Monday when 30% more people had registered than in previous years, says Kristoffer...
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Green Industry Park won the Oscar of energy technology – Energy and Innovation Awards 2023

22.03.2023 | News
The Energy and Innovation Awards were presented on 22 March.
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EnergyWeek arranged for the 11th time next week

13.03.2023 | News
The energy industry's top event EnergyWeek will be held at Vaasa City Hall between 20 and 24 March. Registration opened on 15 January, and the enrolment numbers are good. Once again, thousands of participants from dozens of different countries are expected to attend EnergyWeek, and exhibitors have made numerous reservations throughout the four exhibition days.
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FMG and FREYR Battery collaborate to establish an LFP cathode material plant in Vaasa

17.02.2023 | News
Finnish Minerals Group and FREYR Battery have signed a cooperation agreement to assess the feasibility of establishing an LFP cathode material plant in Vaasa. The parties are exploring opportunities for a joint venture.
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Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland – guide 2023 has been published

14.02.2023 | News
The Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland – guide 2023 helps you in setting up your business. It has been created in collaboration with the network of the Enterprise Agencies and its members. The guide is updated annually; therefore, you can be sure that the information provided in it is always up-to-date.
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Flight connection to Stockholm launches earlier than expected

09.02.2023 | News
Scandinavian Airlines SAS will launch the Vaasa—Stockholm connection earlier than announced. The first flight will depart on 3 April, and the tickets will be released for sale on 10 February.
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Strong growth in traffic at the Port of Vaasa

03.02.2023 | News
The 2022 figures for the Vaasa-based operations of Kvarken Ports, the joint port company of the cities of Vaasa and Umeå, show strong growth across the board. The growth of industry in the Vaasa region and the positive trend towards environmentally friendly shipment by sea were reflected in several transport areas of Kvarken Ports Vaasa.
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Cooperation is needed to make GigaVaasa logistics a reality

26.01.2023 | News
The traditional Logistics Forum organised by VASEK brought together the region’s logistics and freight forwarding operators around a breakfast table on the 19th of January. Tomas Häyry, Mayor of Vaasa and the leader of the GigaVaasa team, opened the event and reminded the audience of the work that has already been done to develop the battery value chain and the...
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