DEMOLA invites students to participate in projects of the Fall season 2015 (17)
WHAT IS DEMOLA
DEMOLA is an international organization that facilitates co-creation projects between university students and companies, either locally or internationally. DEMOLA platform originated from Finland, but now DEMOLA projects are organized in 7 European countries.
DEMOLA PROJECT PROCESS
Multidisciplinary DEMOLA student teams work on real-life cases together with partner companies. For instance, teams create and refine business concepts, develop new products, or build demos and prototypes. DEMOLA ensures that the process is formatted, facilitated; work is systematic and runs on schedule and yields meaningful result.
The partner company can purchase or license the team's creations, so there’s some money to be made as well. Partners may also want to continue the project for further development.
WHO CAN APPLY
Any student can join DEMOLA. Because we look for variety, it doesn’t matter in which degree program you are studying. DEMOLA runs on the skills, ideas, and talent of students with various backgrounds. Since DEMOLA working language is English, we specially invite ERASMUS and other foreign students to participate in DEMOLA projects. Application is open by September 30 on latvia.demola.net/apply. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us in Facebook.
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
- Unique exerpience of creation of new products or concepts;
- New skills (presenting, creative thinking, team working etc.);
- Business contacts and valuable CV record;
- Option to commercialize the idea and get rewarded by project partner if the case solution is valuable;
- Personal growth and first step to start your own company.
DEMOLA Latvia project is operated by NGO Latvian IT Cluster, but collaboration memorandum is signed by 11 universities and 4 industry cluster organizations. DEMOLA Latvia is supported by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia and Riga City Council.