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

Everyone Benefits from Sustainable Leadership: Employee, Employer, and Ultimately Work Itself

14.10.2021 | News
The Future Cleantech Solutions project webinar on 7 October 2021 addressed sustainable leadership in a changing world under the guidance of lecturer, change leader and educator Ulrika Sedin. Jon Moraeus, the international business developer at Future Cleantech Solutions, moderated the webinar. Interest on both sides of Kvarken was high; more than 300 participants from Sweden and Finland enrolled in the event.
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Next EnergyWeek Organized in March 2022

12.10.2021 | News
The most significant international networking and sales event for the energy sector in the Nordic countries, EnergyWeek, will be organized between March 21–25, 2022. This time, it will be a five-day event instead of the four days of previous years. Registration to the event will open at the beginning of 2022, and there are already nearly 200 confirmed exhibitors.
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Energy Academy Brings Vaasa’s Top Companies and Higher Education Institutions Together

13.09.2021 | News
Nordic energy capital Vaasa has a growing energy cluster and news about developments in the battery industry reinforce the region’s positive future perspectives. The new Energy Academy model between higher education and companies makes the area even more attractive for students and graduates alike.
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Corona virus outbreak - useful information for entrepreneurs

09.09.2021 | 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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The ”bad boys” of the market square – Bad Bun combines street food and fine dining

20.08.2021 | News
The entrepreneurs Benjamin Smith, Saku Railio and Tapani Hovi set up a street food truck called Bad Bun that operates at Vaasa market square. Instead of traditional sausage potatoes and hamburgers, the business focuses on bao buns, that is Asian steamed and filled buns. During the summer, the business has managed to attract several curious mouths as well as regular...
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FREYR Battery has chosen Vaasa as a location for a potential cell plant in Finland

12.08.2021 | News
FREYR Battery, a developer of next-generation battery cell production capacity, have entered into two memoranda of understanding (“MoU”) with Finnish Minerals Group and the City of Vaasa, respectively, for strategic collaborations on potential development of industrial scale battery cell technology and production in Finland.
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The third application round for cost support – to whom, how and who can help?

21.06.2021 | News
The third application round for cost support will take place from 27 April to 23 June 2021. The closure compensation application is also open. The support can be applied for via the State Treasury’s e-services.
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Companies looking at innovative ways to make use of the forest

16.06.2021 | News
During the two-day virtual event, Bioeconomy Co-Creation, experts in the field of forestry, pulp and paper from all over the world gathered to inspire one another, network and find possible co-creation prospects. The event was organized on 2–3 June by the Finnish-Swedish development project Future Cleantech Solutions.
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