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. As with past EnergyWeek events, thousands of visitors and speakers from over 20 countries are expected to attend the event.
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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 customers to the market square.
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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. The project aims at promoting collaboration opportunities for cleantech companies within the Kvarken region, a region including counties in both Finland and Sweden.
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Listening to young people – Looking for attraction and a pulling factor

07.05.2021 | News
Vaasa has a youthful street image, as the city is Finland’s largest student city in proportion to its population. As many as one of five people you meet in the streets is a university student. "When you add an international energy technology cluster with 160 companies and a constant shortage of experts to the equation, you don't have to wonder why one of the most important goals of our regional marketing work together with other actors in the near future is to have a particular impact on getting young people to stay in the Vaasa region also after their studies," says Marketing manager Mari Kattelus.
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Johnson Matthey chose Vaasa for sustainable battery materials plant

19.04.2021 | News
The City of Vaasa and Johnson Matthey have signed a Common Letter of Intent on 2 April 2021. The front-end engineering design for the battery value chain operator Johnson Matthey’s commercial plant in Vaasa has begun. The plant is planned to be in operation in 2024.  
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