Welcome to Wasa Future Festival! The event is free of cost and open for all.

Wasa Future Festival gathers the skilled and motivated doers from companies, universities, and decision makers to solve problems and create solutions in the fields of economy, technology, and culture.

If you have suggestions, ideas or comments regarding the festival or its themes, please send mail to janne.perttu@wasafuturefestival.fi

Watch last year’s stream: Wasa Future Festival 2022 – DAY 1 (9.8.2022) – YouTube



Why you should attend



Be a part of the development

70+ speakers

18+ events

1500+ attendees


Concrete action

Each event sets out to determine concrete actions to develop Finland and the region. These actions are being followed up on a yearly basis. Past years have resulted in the birth of projects such as the EnergySAMPO-fund and the Vaasa-Umeå bridge.



The event is 100% carbon free. The electricity comes from a combination of sun and wind energy. The cooling is handled by a ground source heat pump. All the drink and food are carbon neutral and sourced from local producers.


We believe that teamwork and the common good is more important than the interests of any one organization. As a region or as a country we should rather be competing against the rest of the world.


We work across language barriers. The programming is from the ground up in three languages.


We believe that each person should be given a fair chance and treated as an equal.



In 2012 the first series of seminars on the future of Ostrobothnia called “NEW NORDIC CENTER” were held. The aim was to develop the region as to also benefit the whole of Finland. In 2018 the event was renamed to Wasa Future Festival, continuing the tradition and mission of its predecessor.

See the history page for more.


Wasa Future Festival is a participant-centered event. Each participant and speaker has contributed to a more comprehensive programme than ever. The following enablers were with us in 2021:

Vaasan yliopisto, VAMK, Puolustusvoimat, Novia, Hanken, Rannikko-Pohjanmaan Yrittäjät, EK, Kauppakamari, VASEK, Merinova, Vaasan kaupunki, Kulturfonden, Etelä Pohjanmaan Kulttuurirahasto, E2 Tutkimus, Nuoret Yrittäjät, Nuori Yrittäjyys ry, Vaasan nuorisovaltuusto, VAMIA, Gambit, Pohjanmaan liitto, Pohjanmaan kauppakamari, Vaasan Yrittäjät ry, Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus, Ålandsbanken, Nordic Live Productions, Åbo Akademi, Platonic Partnership Oy, Yrkesakademin i Österbotten, EnergyVaasa, Suomenkielisen Kouluviestikarnvaalin Tukisäätiö, Vaasan Sähkö, Vaasan Settlementti and many more.

Wasa Future Festival sytyttää aidon kehityksen – Tämän vuoden tapahtumasta tulossa suuri menestys
Lue lisää.

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Läs mera.

Peter Stolpe

Author, Vaasa Insider

Contact information

Wasa Innovation Center
Gerbyntie 16
65230 VAASA
Event coordinator:
Janne Perttu
+358 50 473 4444