Vaasa has the vision and the ecosystem for a gigafactory,
The ecosystem of the Vaasa region helps cleantech manufacturing companies succeed.
And, Finland has one of the world’s largest proven resources of Lithium.
The region also shares the outlook that work done right is always successful.
Vaasa has a vision of a sustainable world and the ecosystem to help cleantech manufacturing companies succeed. And, nearby in Kaustinen there is one of the world's proven resources of Lithium.
Vaasa is a university city. International employees benefit from international schools within the renowned Finnish education system. We are known for our English-language skills.
All who work here thrive in Finnish culture - a problem-solving, straightforward, trustworthy, and creative environment. We hate things that don’t work well.
We are even proud of the absence of a negative: Finland is always rated as one of the least corrupt countries in the world.
This is why we are ready for a Gigafactory.
Vaasa. Work right.
The Perfect Location
World leading cleantech engineering combined with key minerals and refining, and low cost green energy.
Nordic Energy Cluster
The cluster in Vaasa consists of over 140 companies, several of which are global market leaders. The total business turnover is EUR 4.4 billion annually and the number of employees is 11,000.
Local mineral supply
Battery-grade lithium carbonate from lithium deposits in Kaustinen, the most significant lithium resources known to exist in Europe. The world’s largest cobalt refinery, Freeport Cobalt, is located in Kokkola. Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta, close to Pori, produces 50 000 tonnes of nickel annually.
The area has multiple freight ports with access to Baltic and Atlantic ports. The Vaasa International airport is one of the busiest in Finland. The cities are connected with a railroad network and a coastal highway.
The Region of Tomorrow
Because of its coastal location, the Vaasa region has always been open to new ideas and people. Currently, over 100 nationalities are happy to work here. Our English language skills are excellent.
The Energy Cluster serves global customers and exports 80% of total revenue. There are multiple universities and campuses in the area: The Kokkola campus has a special focus on applied chemistry.
The people living are widely known for their entrepreneurial attitude. They are not stuck in old memories since they are too busy making new memories!
The most stable country in the world - Fragile States Index
The most environmentally friendly country - Environmental Performance Index.
The best place to live -Newsweek
#1 country for developing and deploying their talent - Human Capital Report.
#1 in the Press Freedom index - Reporters Without Borders.
Only one other country has a cleaner reputation on corruption - by one point - Transparency International
The second best country in the world to be a mother - Save the children
Finland has the one of the best overall education system in the world - OECD’s PISA rankings
"I am very excited about this vision and will support the project as much as possible."
Mika Lintilä, The Minister of Economic Affairs, Member of Parliament
"We will begin work immediately; apart from being a project for the Vaasa region, it is also a project for the whole of Finland."
Tomas Häyry, The Mayor of Vaasa
A tremendous month for GigaVaasa
Our vision is to be able to harness the complete Finnish offering relevant to inbound investment. Being joined up is essential to our global credibility. This is producing results. read more >
Kickoff Gigavaasa showed that we have a competitive value proposition to Tesla
Kickoff GigaVaasa was a great success! Enthusiasm of all the speakers and participants created an energetic atmosphere. read more >
Press release 2017-01-19
Wide support from all around Finland for the Vaasa Gigafactory project
More than 120 leaders and experts are participating in a meeting to prepare the application. Ministers Mika Lintilä and Kai Mykkänen: Vaasa has all the resources needed to carry out the project. read more >
Press release 2016-12-05
Vaasa, Finland will apply for the European Gigafactory
The biggest energy cluster in the Nordic countries offers both the vision and a proven ecosystem for the project. read more >
Join the gigateam!
Getting a gigafactory to the Vaasa area is a community movement. To get the factory, the team needs huge variety of different skills and huge amount of volunteers. Let's make it happen!