International project studies
Unlock your career potential
Demola offers university students the opportunity to do meaningful project studies as part of interdisciplinary team and international community.
Our project courses are approved by hundreds of universities
Why international project experience is valuable?
Gaining practical experience
By working on real-world projects, you can apply your theoretical knowledge in practical settings and develop valuable skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.
Expand Your Network
Collaborating with diverse peers broadens networks and establishes valuable connections across disciplines.
Enhancing Your Resume
International project experience is highly valued by employers, and can help you stand out in a competitive job market.
Exploring the Working Mechanism of Demola
Join co-creation process and tap into the collective intelligence of a diverse community. Collaborate remotely with other students worldwide, or meet your local team on campus. All teams have a designated Demola co-creation expert to support them.
Global distributed teams
Experience a truly international collaboration with diverse remote teams, backed by expert support and Demola online platform.
Hybrid teams in locations
In addition to platform, you can take advantage of local events and work with your team in-person as well.
Discover Your Demola Project
Student, do meaningful project studies as part of interdisciplinary team.
Future of Work
Not My Job
Changing jobs is constantly more widely accepted and even built into HR models of organizations. Diverse professional development has been touted as one of the reasons for the phenomenon, but also the identification of not fitting into a specific job. Unfit work often induces stress to individual's life and it is not a good situation for the employer either. This project's goal is to understand how to identify when one is in a wrong job, how to address the situation and to create solutions for the recruitment field addressing the issue. What if the worries of bad fits in working life could be mitigated on all parties, how could it change the dynamics of recruitment and working life? How might the workplace dynamics change if work-personnel fits could be addressed openly? What if job circulation was built in to all work?
Apply by 27 Aug
Hey Siri, Make me Rich!
The technological development and increasingly complex understanding of economy have enabled creation of vast number of investment and economical models. On the other hand, the threshold to start utilizing even the more simple savings or investment models as a financially uneducated individual is surprisingly high. The emergence of open banking, where banking data is shared with between different parties to create value for the individual, might create interesting opportunities to disrupt the industry. In this project, the purpose is to create services and products that utilize open banking elements and novel technologies to make saving and investing accessible and motivating especially for those who don't want to spend their time in understanding how their money works for them. What if individual's everyday choices and activities were somehow tied to their investments, enabling natural, indirect interaction with their investment portfolio? How might individual promote their personal values through their investments with ease? How should a traditional bank approach the emergence of open banking to provide services for completely new customer segments?
Apply by 27 Aug
Future of Work
Jobs without Recruitment
The traditional processes of recruitment are often heavy and inflexible, generating stress to all stakeholders involved. As the values of recruiters and job-seekers change and technology goes constantly further, why is the recruitment scene operating on the old paradigms? Within this project, the rules of recruitment game are revisioned to match the demands of modern life. What if recruitment was designed from the point-of-view of a job-seeker, how would the ideal process be like? What are some values of modern humans that get often overlooked in the recruitment processes? What are the everyday life interfaces that could provide major value if implemented properly to the recruitment processes?
Apply by 27 Aug
Human Beings in the Modern World
The Sports Park of Future
Hakametsä is known as the ice hockey sanctuary of Finland. However, it has already aged and the new Nokia Areena serves as the top-level ice hockey venue in Tampere. That being said, the area of Hakametsä is planned to become a major sports park that would serve as hubs for sports and recreational activities. It would provide a safe and organized environment for people of all ages and skill levels to participate in sports, improve their physical fitness, and enjoy leisure time. They also host organized sports events, tournaments, and other competitions, as well as offer coaching, training, and educational programs related to sports and fitness. Within this project, the point is to propose concepts outside of the current design scope of Hakametsä to create a new layer of value for the most exciting sports park of the future. What kind of opportunities would be enabled if the most advanced sports-related technologies were systematically implemented in a sports park? What if a sports park became the powerhouse of sports research with heavy, integrated presence of dedicated, high-level academia? How should individuals and teams be included in the everyday activities to build a genuine community around the sports park?
Apply by 27 Aug
Value Creators of Tomorrow
All-encompassing transparency is Demola teams' one of the most often discovered phenomena companies need to adapt to in the future .In this project, the goal is to create a tangible approach on such transparency, which will disrupt the construction industry. While operational transparency is often coined with sustainability, this project includes everything a company does and incorporates transparency as a key value creator. How would the dynamics change in.the construction industry if transparency was the modus operandi, enabled by blockchain? What if all construction operations supported the buildings' BIM (building information model) to set up building knowledge for a whole new gold standard? How would all-encompassing transparency change the way we see construction companies?
Apply by 27 Aug
Future of Work
Co-working with AI
In many industries and organizations, AI is being integrated into the workplace to help automate certain tasks, analyze data, and improve overall productivity. For example, AI-powered virtual assistants can handle routine tasks such as scheduling appointments and answering emails, freeing up human employees to focus on more complex and creative tasks. However, it's important to note that AI is not a replacement for human employees but rather a tool to augment their abilities and improve overall efficiency. As AI will inevitably be more popular as a co-worker, how should industries approach it now during the initial wave? To make future AI applications effective and comfortable, what kind of human-centred design principles should be considered? How will future's AI co-worker be like?
Apply by 09 Apr
Onboard to Demola
Here's how to start
Create Demola account and add study info to your profile.
Browse project catalogue and apply projects of your interest.
Confirm your place in the team when selected
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“I wanted more experience in interdisciplinary project work and real-life, tangible development of solutions with external stakeholders. I also wanted to practice what the design process is like in the real world and how to present novel ideas in an attractive, business- oriented way. And Demola delivered!”
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“In Demola we focused on creating solutions that can and should be applicable and should happen in real life, concrete and implementable solutions that can have an impact. Those type of solutions that go way beyond than just making a new website or a nice social media page.”
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Global Reach – Apply without limits
While Demola's online platform is accessible to university students worldwide, students who join the international Demola Hubs can take advantage of in-person collaboration opportunities, events, and interaction with team members and company partners.
If you have questions or are encountering any problem, you may try to find a solution with the following topics and common issues:
Is it free to join Demola projects?
I already graduated / taking a gap year / unemployed / worked for many years…, can I still apply?
How many projects can I apply to at once? Will you send me more than one offer?
After finishing a project, can I take part again?
What if my university is not on the list of "Home institution" choices? Does it mean I am not eligible to apply?
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The City of Tampere and Demola Speeding Up the Local Innovation Ecosystem Together
This spring, Demola has restarted its local operations in Tampere after many years. The multidisciplinary student teams that started in March worked intensively during the spring on future challenges and opportunities. The City of Tampere and Demola work together to speed up the nnovation ecosystem and internationalization of Tampere.
OP Lab Discovery Partner Antti Hyytinen: How Demola Shaped My Career
Antti Hyytinen, a Demola alumnus, works as a Discovery Partner in OP Lab in Oulu, Finland. Antti’s journey to his current job began almost 7 years ago in fall 2016, when his wife came across an email about Demola and encouraged him to apply. Antti, at that time a business school freshman, was interested in the financial markets and decided to apply for a project offered by OP Lab. The team’s objective was to develop a concept of a new mobile banking app for millennial customers, “The Life Account”. In the end of the program, their project was chosen as the best of the season, and the head of OP Lab at the time contacted Antti and asked if he would be interested in coming to work for them.
Spring Projects Have Kicked Off All Around the World in Our Hubs!
During the last three weeks, over 200 teams have started their project work in Demola's hubs around the world.
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