As part of IRIS Follower City, the City of Vaasa and Vaasa region is know for its competitiveness and vitality, ranking highly in innovation capacity, productivity, employment rate and levels of education.
Vaasa is home to the Nordic Countries largest energy technology cluster and focused on solutions to our global energy challenges. Over 140 companies operate in the cluster providing extensive know-how and solutions in energy production, distribution and consumption.
The city itself is leading by example and intends to be carbon neutral by 2035. To reach this goal Vaasa is significantly increasing renewable energy use and improving the energy services in residential areas. In parallel, considerable citizen engagement and awareness campaigns about energy use, climate matters and behavior change.