West coast gateway to Finland WFF
Updated 30.6.2022 | 15:06

West coast gateway to Finland / Wasa Future Festival

Tue 9.8.2022 | 08:30 - 14:00

Wasa Innovation Center
Gerbyntie 18
65230 Vaasa

University of Vaasa is organising an event that is part of the Wasa Future Festival. On Tuesday 9 August, the "West coast gateway to Finland" will present projects, initiatives and services that support the recruitment of foreign students and the integration of foreign students into Finnish working life. The West Coast Gateway to Finland &Talent Boost and SIMHE - Study and career guidance for immigrants eligible for higher education.  There will also be an introduction and workshop on Culture 3.0. In the afternoon there will be a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for immigrants in Vaasa.

Time: 9.8.2022 klo 8:30–14:00
Place: Wasa Innovation Center, Gerbyntie 18, 65230 VAASA


  • 8.30–9:00 Coffee & Bread
  • 9:00–9:30 Introduction: West Coast Gateway to Finland and Talent Boost / Minna Martikainen, University of Vaasa
  • 9:30–11:00 SIMHE – Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education – How to attract and retain talents in our region / Sanna Valkosalo, Kukka-Maaria Huhta-Koivisto, Ivanka Capova, University of Vaasa
  • 11:00–11:30 Lunch Break
  • 11.30–12:00 Introduction: Culture 3.0 - What is culture 3.0 and why do we need it? How can it help the region to grow and become more attractive for international talent
  • 12:00–13:00 Workshop/Brainstorming Culture 3.0 for Vaasa /  Riccardo Notarangelo & Philipp Holtkamp, University of Vaasa
  • 13:00–14:00  Panel discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Immigrants in Vaasa / Juha Päivike & Philipp Holtkamp

Further information

Philipp Holtkamp,

Wasa Future Festival Aug 8th-13th, 2022