Demola’s mission

Building The World’s Strongest Innovation Ecosystem

We believe that groundbreaking innovation is created only when people with passion and talent are interconnected across nations, cultures, and fields of expertise.

It means that innovation with true impact cannot be created in isolated and disconnected units. That is why we need a stronger ecosystem instead of bigger silos.

In a strong ecosystem, innovation is based on a fusion of ideas, skills, and perspectives. It requires novel ways to collaborate in an international network that brings together people and organizations from various fields.

We at Demola are building such an ecosystem by promoting and developing efficient co-creation methods, driving a cultural change towards open innovation, and enhancing innovation competences both on individual and organizational levels.

About Demola

What is Demola?

In short, Demola is an international organization that facilitates co-creation projects between university students and companies, either locally or internationally. To be more specific, Demola is…

a network that consists of various partners including universities, their faculties, researchers and students, as well as companies, local agencies and a growing number of Demola Centers around the globe. Not only are we international, we are interdisciplinary.

a co-creation concept that is geared to solve real challenges. Every project has an outcome – be it a new concept, a demo, or a prototype. If the partner company finds the outcome useful, the company can license or purchase the outcome, and take it for further development.

a process that is formatted and facilitated. The Demola process ensures that the work is systematic and runs on schedule. This way, the work itself can be as creative as possible, but the process keeps things under control both in terms of time and deliverable.

a framework that makes is easy for partners to come in and cooperate. Each partner has a clear role, and the work is guided by simple procedures. Contracts, intellectual property rights, licensing models, and other legal requirements are in place and meet international business standards and practices.


Contact & Locations

Demola is an international network that operates through local Demola Centers and affiliate locations around the world. All Demola Centers are listed below.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact the head of Demola network today!

Demola Network

Ville Kairamo

Demola Network
Head of Demola Network

ville@demola.net
+358 40 566 7182

Jarmo Tuominiemi

Demola Network
Development officer

jarmo@demola.net
+358 40 823 5392

Janne Eskola

Demola Network
Campaign Manager

janne@demola.net
+358 40 661 9940

Jere Wessman

Demola Network
Service Experience Lead

jere@demola.net
+358 40 631 4029

Bernard Garvey

Demola Network
Manager, operations

bernard@demola.net
+358 40 823 5376

Karelle Bélanger

Demola Network
Facilitator, communications

karelle@demola.net
+358 44 924 8757

Joonas Kemppainen

Demola Network
Digitalization Wizard

joonas@demola.net
+358 50 529 1845

Heikki Ilvespakka

Demola Network
Chief Digital Officer

heikki@demola.net

Senior Advisors

Andrius Pleckaitis

a.pleckaitis(eta)infobalt.lt
+370 698 21331

Laszlo Bacsa

laszlo.bacsa(at)demola.net
+3614632046

Fredrik Borgsjö

fredrik.borgsjo@nosp.se
+46 70 826 2611

Pekka Silvén

pekka.silven@demola.net
+358 50 590 9682

Javier Riaño

javier.riano@demola.net
+34630129761


Demola Locations

Demola Helsinki

helsinki.demola.net

Porkkalankatu 1
00180 Helsinki
Finland

Bernard Garvey

Demola Helsinki
Head of Demola Helsinki

bernard@demola.net
+358 40 823 5376

Demola Tampere

tampere.demola.net

Väinö Linnan aukio 15,
33210 Tampere, Finland

Ville Korpiluoto

Demola Tampere
Head of Demola Tampere

ville.korpiluoto@demola.net
+358 44 574 1937

Demola Vilnius

vilnius.demola.net

Mokslininkų g. 2a
LT-08412, Vilnius, Lithuania

Andrius Pleckaitis

Demola Vilnius
Head of Demola Vilnius

a.pleckaitis(eta)infobalt.lt
+370 698 21331

Demola Budapest

budapest.demola.net

Egry József street 18. (V1 annex C - Innovation Lab)
H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

Laszlo Bacsa

Demola Budapest
Head of Demola Budapest

laszlo.bacsa(at)demola.net
+3614632046

Demola Oulu

oulu.demola.net

Torikatu 23, 4th floor (Business Kitchen)
90100 Oulu, Finland

Pekka Silvén

Demola Oulu
Head of Demola Oulu

pekka.silven@demola.net
+358 50 590 9682

Demola East Sweden

eastsweden.demola.net

Laxholmstorget 3
602 21 Norrköping

Fredrik Borgsjö

Demola East Sweden
Head of Demola East Sweden

fredrik.borgsjo@demola.net
+46 70 826 2611

Demola Slovenia

slovenia.demola.net

RAZ:UM, Slomškov trg 15
2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Andrej Duh

Demola Slovenia
Head of Demola Slovenia

andrej.duh@demola.net
+386 51 662 715

Demola Latvia

latvia.demola.net

Spikeri Quarter, Maskavas street 10, 2nd Floor
Riga, LV-1050, Latvia

Lilita Sparane

Demola Latvia
Head of Demola Latvia

lilita.sparane(at)itbaltic.com
+371 29180042

Demola Basque Country

basquecountry.demola.net

Carretera San Vicente Km10 -
48510 Trapagaran
Bizkaia

Javier Riaño

Demola Basque Country
Head of Demola Basque Country

javier.riano@demola.net
+34630129761

Demola Guadalajara

guadalajara.demola.net

Independencia #1018, Tlaquepaque,
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Juan José Solorzano

Demola Guadalajara
Head of Demola Guadalajara

juanjo@iteso.mx
+521 3314432629

Demola Canary Islands

canaryislands.demola.net

Calle Cebrián, 3,
35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas,
Spain

Alma Cruz

Demola Canary Islands
Head of Demola Canary Islands

demola@itccanarias.org
+34 922 568900

Demola Southern Denmark

southerndenmark.demola.net

Cortex Lab,
Cortex Park 26,
5230 Odense

Andreas Munk Jensen

Demola Southern Denmark
Head of Demola Southern Denmark

andreas.munk@demola.net
+45 28 40 06 05

Demola Namibia

namibia.demola.net

Innovation Hub. Cnr Louis Raymond and Grant Webster Street Olympia,
Windhoek

Lovisa Kambonde

Demola Namibia
Head of Demola Namibia

lovisa.kambonde@demola.net
+264 61 431 7020

Demola Cape Town

capetown.demola.net

9 Dock Road,
V & A Waterfront,
Cape Town, 8001

Derrick Kotze

Demola Cape Town
Head of Demola South Africa

derrick.kotze@demola.net

Demola Campus Iberus

campusiberus.demola.net

Pza. Basilio Paraíso
4 Paraninfo
50005 Zaragoza

Oscar López

Demola Campus Iberus
Head of Demola Campus Iberus

oscar.lopez@demola.net

Demola Stavanger

stavanger.demola.net

Måltidets Hus
Richard Johnsens gate 4
4021 Stavanger, Norway

Egil C. Svela

Demola Stavanger
Head of Demola Stavanger

egil.svela@demola.net

Demola North Sweden

northsweden.demola.net

Luleå Science Park
Aurorumvägen 2
977 75 Luleå

Mattias Bergström

Demola North Sweden
Head of Demola North Sweden

mattias.bergstrom@demola.net

Demola Côte d’Azur

cotedazur.demola.net

Eric Guerci

Demola Côte d’Azur
Head of Demola Cote d’Azur

eric.guerci@demola.net

Demola Johannesburg

johannesburg.demola.net

Tshimologong – Digital Innovation Precinct
39-47 Juta St
Johannesburg, 2000

Derrick Kotze

Demola Johannesburg
Head of Demola Johannesburg

derrick.kotze@demola.net


Want To Run a Demola Center?

Demola works internationally through its Demola Centers and affiliate locations around the world. Our network is growing rapidly, and we are constantly looking for new operators to run local Demola Centers.

Interested in operating a Demola Center? Want to bring the innovation power of the award-winning Demola concept to your region? Contact us today to learn more!