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.
Value Creators of Tomorrow
Urban Showrooms as e-commerce Enablers
Flagship stores have been the standard for consumer brands for decades for increasing the brand awareness and showcasing the latest products. Nice interior design, central location and excellent customer service have been the staples of these stores. However, as e-commerce and online stores are starting to be the de facto points of sales the role and meaning of flagship stores must change. In this project we are interested in exploring the future possibilities and use cases of physical brick-and-mortar stores alongside the main sales channel; online. How might we utilize the physical stores to drive online sales? What will be the connection between online and physical stores? How will the service experience be designed seamlessly between the two? What is the role of the staff and sales people in the physical stores in the future? What is the added value for the customers from physical flagship stores? Join us to re-think the future integration of physical and digital retail leveraging advanced technologies and sustainable practices!
Apply by 13 Oct
Human Beings in the Modern World
Sustainable Shift Through Micro Mobility
Imagine a city where compact mobility solutions redefine urban living. The "Urban Micro-Mobility Revolution" project embarks on a journey to shape the future of sustainable city transport by seamlessly integrating micro-mobility options like e-scooters, e-bikes, and compact electric vehicles into the urban fabric. Your task is to explore how these solutions can enhance accessibility, convenience, and sustainability while addressing safety, regulations, and user experience. How can micro-mobility systems be optimized to seamlessly integrate into urban infrastructure, offering efficient and eco-friendly transportation alternatives? What innovative strategies can be employed to ensure accessibility and convenience while overcoming challenges related to safety, regulations, and user experience? By addressing these questions, the project seeks to pioneer a transformative shift in urban transport, fostering a landscape where micro-mobility options harmoniously coexist with traditional modes, reducing congestion and carbon emissions while enhancing urban mobility. Join us in shaping a future where urban residents have access to an array of efficient, sustainable, and convenient transportation choices. By exploring the research question, this project aims to provide a comprehensive framework that not only addresses technical aspects but also navigates regulatory and experiential challenges, ultimately paving the way for a more sustainable and connected urban transport ecosystem.
Apply by 13 Oct
Discovering the Value in Breathing Data
Breath is vital, but traditionally we have not had major amounts of data about it. In this project we're diving into the world of breathing data to discover its untapped potential. In this age of technology, where we can monitor and improve our respiratory health, we want to find out what else we can do with this unique data. We're also curious about how we can combine it with other information to get valuable insights, and what would happen if we had this data consistently from different regions. What if we could uncover groundbreaking new uses for breathing data that could revolutionize healthcare and wellness? How might combining breathing data with other sources unlock hidden connections and lead to insights we've never considered before? Breathing data is relatively new, and we believe it has more to offer than what we're currently using it for. So, we're on the hunt for fresh and innovative ways to use this data to benefit people, healthcare, and various industries. We're also looking at how mixing this data with other types can help us find interesting connections and discoveries, even from surprising angles. And finally, we're exploring what could happen if we had a steady stream of breathing data from all around the world. What if we could harness the full potential of breathing data to improve health and well-being on a global scale? If you're excited about uncovering new possibilities and collaborating on this journey of discovery, join us in this project. As the end result, we are looking for actionable models enabled by breathing data, complemented with anything seen reasonable.
Apply by 13 Oct
Crafting Value-oriented E-commerce Services
Shopping has shifted from physical world to online and in this project the aim is to further revolutionize online shopping. Our goal is to shift the focus away from competing solely on price and instead create services that add value for consumers. We're exploring ways to improve the online shopping experience by offering services that truly benefit shoppers. In today's competitive e-commerce landscape, we want to move beyond the race for the lowest price tag. Instead, we're looking for practical and innovative services that make online shopping better for consumers. These services should address pain points, make shopping more convenient, and build stronger connections between consumers and brands. What if we could create services that not only simplify the online shopping process but also surprise and delight consumers along the way? What if these services could make consumers feel more connected to the brands they shop from? We're not just thinking about what these services could be, but also how they should work seamlessly within the e-commerce world. And, we're considering how these services can boost sales, not just by attracting shoppers but also by encouraging them to complete their purchases and come back for more. What if these services could make online shopping so enjoyable that it becomes a regular part of consumers' lives? What if these services could redefine how consumers perceive value in online shopping? As the end deliverables, we are hoping to have tangible demos of an e-commerce environment that goes beyond just price and delivers real value, satisfaction, and convenience to shoppers everywhere.
Apply by 13 Oct
Healing the Planet
Green initiatives among businesses are often hesitated due to lack of economical feasibility - there is no trust that people will live by their expressed green values, going for the cheap, unsustainable options compared to new, greener choices. The issue has been seen especially among the travelling industry, which is facing major disruptions due to e.g., COVID and pressure for change regarding global warming. In this project we are aiming to explore the travelling industry with you and create never-seen-before solutions that are creating true value for consumers, businesses and stakeholders around them. What might be the services created for travelling in the future that enable enjoyment and shame-free world exploration, but are also viable business? Could flight travel change itself into a reasonably sustainable travelling option, or could other means of passenger transportation dethrone airplanes? How will travelling paradigms change from travellers' point-of-view with these new models? As the end result, this project aims at practical models that have the potential to dethrone current unsustainable travelling means with sustainable, and likely surprising models of world exploration.
Apply by 13 Oct
Value Creators of Tomorrow
Industrially Circular Economy
Circular economy has permeated especially consumer-heavy fields. Applications requiring precision, especially among manufacturing industries are being explored as well, but there are obstacles hindering the transition. For example, when there are non-new parts reused after refurbishment, the uncertainties concerning e.g., accuracy and longevity make circular plans an afterthought. Risks are said to be simply too big when the usage history can not be verified, Within this project, the aim is to dive deeper into the circular economy realm of industrial parts. Are there good examples around the world, where "industrial second hand" has been applied successfully that could be used as the basis for new models across industries? The issues involved might also be tackled through understanding of the usage of the originally new parts: what might be the relevant usage data that indicate the condition of parts in question? How should the data be gathered and could there be new business models to enable such mechanisms? As a team, you get to choose the industry to focus in based on your exploration in the Demola process. In the end, the expected end results are tangible demo use cases of industrially circular economy that could disrupt industries and push the manufacturers towards a more sustainable future!
Apply by 13 Oct
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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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Demola Glasgow: Finals
MYLLY Group Coaching Program
Demola Portugal: Facilitator Training Boot Camps
Demola Portugal: Final Facilitator Training Boot Camps in June
Startup programme alumni meetup
MYLLY alumni meet-up
Demola Tampere: Finals
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Master’s Student in Sustainable Digitalisation
“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.
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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.