WELCOME TO THE WEST COAST OF FINLAND – CITY OF VAASA, 18 – 19 September 2018
Energy and especially sustainable energy production is currently one of the most important issues around the world. In addition to an extensive history over the centuries, the Vaasa region is nowadays the hearth and hub of energy production development and research in the whole Nordic region. During our visit to Vaasa we shall have a unique opportunity to visit some of the leading companies in the energy sector as well as many new startups working with new advanced solutions for sustainable energy production and distribution. Just recently, Wärtsilä Corporation launched their plans to build a new advanced “Smart Technology Hub” unit to Vaasa. Vaasa is also one of the major cities in education and academic research in Finland.
The visit is organised by the Consular Corps in the Vaasa region. Welcome to Vaasa!
Pick-up at Hotel Scandic Vaasa at 09:30 am. If you are staying at Hotel Astor, it’s within a short walking distance from there.
Day 1 – Tuesday 18 September 2018
10:00- Visit to Energy Spin accelerator (energyspin.fi)(vaasansahko.fi) at the facilities of Vaasa Sähkö.
11:45 – Lunch at Restaurant Strampen (strampen.com)
13:15 – Visits at the Fabriikki Campus of University of Vaasa including:
Vaasa Energy Innovation Centre VEBIC (univaasa.fi),
Technobothnia– Education and Research Center (technobothnia.fi),
EnergyVaasa– the leading energy hub in the Nordics (http://energyvaasa.vaasanseutu.fi)
EnergyWeek 2019– event for global energy enthusiasistics
15:30 – 17:00 Visit to Bock´s Corner (bockscornervillage.com), Presentations about cooperation in the High Coast region, heritage of the unique nature including:
Kvarken Council (kvarken.org) (kvarkenports.com),
Visit Vaasa (visitvaasa.fi) (kvarken.fi),
Wasa Innovation Center (upc.fi)
Day 2 – Wednesday 19 September 2018
09:00-10:00 Press conference with the representatives of regional and local media. Venue: Scandic Vaasa (Scandic Vaasa)
10:30 – 13:30 Visit to Wärtsilä Corporation, with a visit to the factory and lunch at noon at the Wärtsilä’s facilities. (wartsila.com)
Official program ends after the lunch, i.e. approx. at 13:30.
If you wish to stay in Vaasa for the afternoon we would propose you to take a cruise to the world famous archipelago (jannensaluuna.com) or alternatively visit to Museum of Pohjanmaa (pohjanmaanmuseo.fi)