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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.

Watch year 2022 stream: Wasa Future Festival 2023 – YouTube


Why you should attend



Be a part of the development

180+ speakers

30+ events

2500+ 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.


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 created in collaboration with all the participants. Each participant and speaker has contributed to a more comprehensive programme than ever. The following enablers have been with us:

Vaasan yliopisto, VAMK, Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu, Novia, Hanken, Rannikko-Pohjanmaan Yrittäjät, EK, Kauppakamari, VASEK, Merinova, Vaasan kaupunki, Etelä Pohjanmaan Kulttuurirahasto, TE-Toimisto, Nuoret Yrittäjät, Nuori Yrittäjyys ry, Vaasan nuorisovaltuusto, VAMIA, Pohjanmaan liitto, Pohjanmaan kauppakamari, Vaasan Yrittäjät ry, Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus, Åbo Akademi, Yrkesakademin i Österbotten, EnergyVaasa, Vaasan Sähkö, Vaasan Settlementti, VAMOK, Viexpo, Mustasaaren kunta, Meteoria, GTK, Vaasa Hacklab, mPro, Suomen metsäkeskus, Merinova, Suomen fotoniikan seura, Kuulaopisto, Vaasa Facilita, Sitra, VTT, Tilastokeskus, Merenkurkun neuvosto, Luma keskus, POHY ry, WTF ry, Umeå Biotech Incubator, and many more.

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Peter Stolpe

Author, Vaasa Insider

Contact information

Wasa Innovation Center
Gerbyntie 16
65230 VAASA

Sture Udd

+358 40 900 4141