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

Corona virus outbreak - useful information for entrepreneurs

21.01.2021 | 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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Federica Polo appointed as EU Affairs Manager at Technology Centre Merinova

17.11.2020 | News
Federica Polo has been appointed as EU Affairs Manager at Technology Centre Merinova as of 1 December 2020. In her role, she will promote active cooperation between stakeholders of the universities and industry in European and international research cooperation, by acting as a connection point and facilitator for the development of project ideas, together with the actors in the energy...
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Entrepreneur - get social media exposure for your business on our channels

04.11.2020 | News
It’s beginning to look a lot (?) like Christmas – also here at VASEK and Startia! This year we would love to create some Christmas spirit together with our customers. Does your company provide any special products or services during Christmas season? How does Christmas show in your company? Would you like to present your company through our social media...
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EnergyVaasa reveals new look and website – now part of the Vaasa region web service

03.11.2020 | News
EnergyVaasa, the most significant energy technology cluster in the Nordics, has a new graphic look and logo. In addition, the EnergyVaasa website is renewed: the site is found on the familiar address energyvaasa.fi but from now on, it will also be part of Vaasa region’s common web service, which was renewed in 2019.
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EnergyVaasa Talks webinars introduce energy themes throughout year 2021

22.10.2020 | News
The organizers of EnergyWeek, the international high-end energy business event, will launch a new energy webinar series EnergyVaasa Talks in January 2021. The webinar series spans the entire year 2021, and the themes of the webinars are broadly related to energy technology.
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Support for sole entrepreneurs

01.10.2020 | News
THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS EXPIRED! Sole entrepreneurs are entitled to apply for financial support due to the coronavirus situation. Financial support can be applied from the municipality that the company has registered as home municipality in the Finnish Business Information System. The application form for the support and related instructions will be published on this page as soon as possible.
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New website brings huge increase in visitor numbers

29.04.2020 | News
The City of Vaasa, Visit Vaasa, Vaasa Region and the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site Kvarken Archipelago launched a new joint online service in autumn 2019. The project was made according to an agreed annual timetable and budget. Now all services and events in the region can be easily found at one address vaasa.fi.
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VASEK and Startia use electronic means of communication in customer service

15.03.2020 | News
Enterprise Agency Startia’s and VASEK’s business advisors work during normal office hours but we only use electronic and online communication when serving customers.
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