Vaasa Region Development Company


1st row: Eivor Koskela, Jessica Ekström, Stefan Råback, Anna Måtts-Fransén, Kristoffer Jansson
2nd row: Kenneth Dalkvist, Antti Alasaari, Tommi Virkama, Kjell Nydahl, Riitta Björkenheim, Johanna Hietikko-Koljonen, Olav Nylund, Tuija Räihä-Pundars, Mari Kattelus, Emelie Toppari, Lasse Pohjala, Hanna Malkamäki
(Peter Källberg missing from the picture)

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


VASEK’s opening hours in the summer - please note the break in TE Office’s start-up grant processing

04.06.2024 | News
VASEK’s office is closed in July 8.–28.7.2024. During 1.7.–31.7.2024, the start-up grant processing at the TE Office Ostrobothnia is on a summer break.
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EnergyVaasa invests in young people’s interest in maths and science

29.05.2024 | News
This year, for the first time ever, EnergyVaasa will award a large number of scholarships to students who have excelled in mathematics and science during the year. Through these grants, the companies in the energy cluster want to help stimulate children and young people’s interest in subjects that are relevant to the region’s businesses.
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Skills are developed in the Energy Academy mentorship program

19.04.2024 | News
Energy Academy is a network of 16 companies and organizations that run a mentorship program for local university students. The latest round, which started in autumn 2023, offers approximately 20 students a unique opportunity for personal development and professional networking over seven months.
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Braincade Generates Innovations

16.04.2024 | News
Triple Heat, Energy Oasis, Heated Match, and Excess Heat Framework were four innovative ideas presented during Braincade, with a focus on low-temperature excess heat. An event where creative brainstorming is mixed with arcade gaming, organized through the Bothnia Green Energy project and the University of Vaasa.
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EnergyWeek 2024 attracted a record number of visitors

25.03.2024 | News
EnergyWeek 2024 once again attracted a record number of visitors to Vaasa for seminars and exhibition events.
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EnergyWeek in March is more powerful than ever, now over four days

04.03.2024 | News
EnergyWeek, the top energy event held at Vaasa City Hall from the 11th to the 14th of March, opened for registration on the 15th of January and has seen a record number of enrolments. Once again, thousands of participants from dozens of countries are expected to attend.
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Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland – guide 2024 has been published

15.02.2024 | News
The Becoming an Entrepreneur in Finland – guide 2024 helps you in setting up your business.
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GigaVaasa’s planned investments in the battery factory area will impact the entire country

22.01.2024 | News
The impact model assessed the direct and indirect effects of the battery cluster investments planned for the GigaVaasa area in Vaasa and Mustasaari on employment, output, added value, and tax revenues, as well as the regional distribution of the effects in the Vaasa region and the whole country.
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