• If Scandinavia is your destination

    If Scandinavia is your destination

    Supporting Finnish SMEs to Nordic markets
  • Connecting businesses

    Connecting businesses

    Contacts, networks, opportunities, collaboration, new industries

Events

Events

Monday, 23 Jan – Friday, 17 Feb 2017

Thursday, 26 Jan – Sunday, 29 Jan 2017
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Tuesday, 07 Feb – Thursday, 09 Feb 2017
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Tuesday, 30 May – Friday, 02 Jun 2017
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Wednesday, 18 Oct – Saturday, 21 Oct 2017
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  • Info
    Nordic Gateway is a joint project of Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK, Viexpo and YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia. It was initiated in November 2013 with a working title of “17–17–17”, based on the vision according to which by the year 2017, 17 new companies from the Ostrobothnian region have entered the Norwegian market and the total amount of their sales add up to EUR 17 million. The project was officially launched on September 1, 2015. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the project period will last until August 31, 2018.
    Growth and competitiveness in the Ostrobothian region are among the highest in Finland. Companies have traditionally oriented themselves towards west, mainly Sweden, which explains the long traditions in commerce between Ostrobothnia and Sweden. Ostrobothnia has a strong will to succeed and its language, culture and entrepreneurial spirit create favorable opportunities for successful collaboration with Sweden and Norway.
    In Norway, oil and gas industry, marine industry and building industry need new qualified partners. We at Nordic Gateway help Ostrobothnian companies to enter the Nordic markets. We provide assistance in creating networks in different areas and geographical regions of Norway and Sweden as well as provide the Ostrobothnian companies with information and contacts. An important tool in this work is EnergyVaasa, the leading Nordic energy technology cluster located in Vaasa with its 140 energy technology companies.
    The project organizes a number of activities each year, such as participation in fairs, market analysis trips, matchmaking events, seminars, sales cafés and B2B-opportunities for businesses. You can find more information on these in the calendar.
  • Partners

    Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK

    The Vaasa Region Development Company (VASEK) 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. Our main objective is to help small and medium-sized enterprises 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. .
    www.vasek.fi

    Viexpo

    Viexpo is a cooperative providing small and medium-sized enterprises with services and functions which facilitate internationalization. Our main function is to guide and serve enterprises from various fields with questions relating to export and internationalization. We provide joint export projects (fairs and market analysis trips), market analyses as well as language and translation services. We operate both locally and nationally, and have offices in Jakobstad, Vaasa and Kokkola. Further, Viexpo operates as the internationalization unit of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Ostrobothnia, and we collaborate with organizations that develop regional economic life. www.viexpo.fi

    YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia

    YA! Vocational College of Ostrobothnia is one of the largest vocational colleges that give instruction in Swedish. It has four units, some 250 employees and 2,200 students and is owned and maintained by the Federation of Swedish Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture. We offer a wide range of education and services for youth and adults as well as companies. We also have a long experience on company development and projects. www.yrkesakademin.fi
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Contacts

Lasse Pohjala

Lasse Pohjala

Projektledare
Senior Business Advisor
+358 400 629 388
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VASEK
Johan Skoglund

Johan Skoglund

Projektledare
+358 6 324 24 53
+358 50 386 59 30
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Yrkesakademin i Österbotten
Riikka Ylikangas

Riikka Ylikangas

Projektledare
Internationaliseringsexpert
+358 6 319 92 50
+358 50 330 8810
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Viexpo
Katja Jankens

Katja Jankens

Internationaliseringsexpert
+358 6 781 64 43
+358 50 573 88 76
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Viexpo
Olav Nylund

Olav Nylund

Företagsrådgivare
+358 40 548 4334
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VASEK