EnergyVaasa unites the region’s energy technology companies
EnergyVaasa is the leading energy technology cluster in the Nordic countries. There is an increasing demand around the world for the region’s energy expertise and products. Every day, the energy cluster produces solutions for energy efficiency, production, and transmission. When all this expertise is brought together in a collaborative effort that crosses organisational boundaries, the results are often impressive. And of course, this generates solutions to reach the toughest climate objectives and goals.
“Everyone needs and wants green and energy-efficient solutions today. The world will become more and more electrified throughout the coming decades, and this region certainly has the solutions for it”, says EnergyVaasa Communications and Brand Manager Kristoffer Jansson.
EnergyVaasa’s official operations started in 2001. Thanks to a long-standing strategic collaboration, the EnergyVaasa energy cluster was granted an ECEI Gold Label certificate in 2022.
“Gold in cluster management – the first Gold Label certificate in the country – is the result of years of work. The certificate is also internationally relevant”, says Sabina Storbacka, Program Director at Technology Centre Merinova.
Together, the region’s energy technology companies have made enormous leaps. Major flagship projects have resulted in several smart energy-efficient solutions. This unique collaboration has resulted in eco-friendly marine transport, energy-from-waste management, energy storage solutions and alternative fuel systems, to name but a few globally unique innovations.
“EnergyVaasa is the platform that makes all this possible, the common denominator of our strong energy cluster”, Jansson explains.
One of the highlights of EnergyVaasa’s year is the outstanding EnergyWeek event, which brings international energy experts to the city. When thousands of visitors meet across dozens of seminars and gatherings, huge numbers of important new contacts and business opportunities are created.
Alongside business cooperation, universities also contribute with their academic expertise. Energy Academy is a cooperation model between universities and leading companies in the Vaasa region. It is designed to increase the appeal of the area for students and graduates, as well as to create better connections between working life, RDI and young talents.
“The energy revolution is our fuel, and the spirit of cooperation we have here is constantly attracting new players. We all have a common interest in finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges.”
This is EnergyVaasa
- Over 160 companies
- 12,000 employees
- Turnover EUR 5 billion
- Energy technology infrastructure investments by leading companies: EUR 1.2 billion by the end of 2025
- EUR 200 million R&D investments in energy technology annually