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How does it work

We work as a future radar for companies, NGOs & public sector organizations, tirelessly collecting insights from different phenomena and younger generation’s perspectives. To make it happen, we design and publish case briefs and larger themes open for applications globally. Cases are launched around the year and for each case there will be an interdisciplinary and global team (4-6 members) working with the topic for 8 weeks online.

For whom Demola is targeted

We are inviting all kinds of students: from PhDs to bachelors, from human sciences and arts to engineering and business, and everything between. Globally, our team members represent the following student distribution: PhD 7%, Master’s 56%, Bachelor’s 37%.

We are looking for people with the right mindset. People with curiosity to understand and find out. People with optimism, believing that different possibilities exist but might not yet have been discovered. People with perseverance, not giving up when facing a dead end and forced to return to the drawing table. People with empathy, having the ability to set aside their own assumptions and genuinely engage with others.

Our Values






Program Structure

Teams follow an 8-week structured process facilitated by our experts. The process combines elements & tools from design thinking, strategic foresight and systems thinking. Each team will receive weekly goals and determine as a team how to accomplish these goals. In globally distributed online teams, participants define their own working time which includes at least one joint meeting every week. Participants work 10-15 h/week on average. The teams use virtual collaboration tools for creative co-creation work and a proprietary communication channel, Demola Chat, for project management & communications.

Global experience

Where are the talents from?

Our projects have attracted students from these universities. Data from Demola application portal.

University of Batna 2

Monash University

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

RMIT University

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

University of Queensland

University of Sydney

Victoria University

Austrian Marketing University Of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences Kufstein (FH Kufstein Tirol)

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

ADA University

Asian University of Bangladesh

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University

City University

Premier University

Hasselt University (Universiteit Hasselt)

KU Leuven

Université Libre de Bruxelles

University of Botswana

Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET/MG)

Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro (CEFET/RJ)

Federal Institute of Alagoas (IFAL)

Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA)

Federal Institute of Brasilia (IFB)

Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (IFES)

Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS)

Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ)

Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM)

Federal University of Ceará (UFC)

Federal University of Lavras (UFLA)

Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT)

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Federal University of Pampa (Unipampa)

Federal University of Pará (UFPA)

Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL)

Federal University of Reconcavo da Bahia (UFRB)

Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR)

Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO)

Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG)


Universidade FUMEC

Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS)

University of Brasília

University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR)

University of São Paulo (USP)

Queen's University

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

Vancouver Island University

Western University (UWO)

Anhui Normal University

Baoding University

Beihang University

Beijing Film Academy

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Beijing Forestry University

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing International Studies University

Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Language and Culture University

Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University & Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Beijing Technology and Business University

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Technology

Beijing Wuzi University

Bohai University

Capital Medical University

Capital University of Economics and Business

Central Academy of Drama

Central China Normal University

Central South University

Central South University of Forestry and Technology

Changchun University

Changchun University of Finance and Economics

Changchun University of Technology

Changsha Medical University

Changshu Institute of Technology

Chengdu Textile College

Chengdu University of Technology

China Agricultural University

China Foreign Affairs University

China Pharmaceutical University

China University of Geosciences

China University of Mining and Technology

China University of Petroleum

China University of Political Science and Law

Chinese Academy of Science

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Chongqing Jiaotong University

Chongqing University

Communication University of China

Communication University of Zhejiang

Dalian Maritime University

Dalian University of Foreign Languages

Dalian University of Technology

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics

Donghua University

Duke Kunshan University

East China Normal University

Fudan University

Fujian Normal University

Fuzhou University

Guangdong Institute of Education

Guangdong Medical University

Guangdong Pharmaceutical University

Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

Guangdong University Of Finance and Economics

Guangdong University of Finance & Economics

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Guangdong University of Science and Technology

Guangdong University of Technology

Guangxi Normal University

Guangzhou College of Commerce

Guangzhou University

Guizhou Medical University (贵州医科大学)

Hainan University

Hangzhou Normal University

Harbin Institute of Technology

Harbin Normal University

Harbin University of Commerce

Harbin University of Finance

Hebei Foreign Studies University

Hebei Normal University

Hebei University of Economics and Business

Hebei University of Technology

Heilongjiang International University

Hohai University (HHU)

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Hubei Normal University

Hubei University

Hubei University of Economics

Huizhou University

Hunan Agricultural University

Hunan First Normal University

Hunan University

Inner Mongolia University

Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics

Jianghan University

Jiangsu Union Technical Institute

Jiangsu University of Science and Technology

Jiangxi Normal University

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jilin University

Jinan University (JNU)

Lanzhou University

Liaoning University

Liaoning University of Science and Technology (USTL)

Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology

Minzu University of China

Mudanjiang Teachers College

Nanchang University

Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University

Nanjing Agricultural University

Nanjing Audit University

Nanjing Normal University

Nanjing Tech University

Nanjing University

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Nankai University

Nantong University

New York University Shanghai

Ningbo University

North China University of Technology

Northeast Agricultural University

Northeast Forestry University

Northeast Normal University

Northeastern University

Northwest A&F University (NWAFU)

Northwest University (Shaanxi)

Northwest University of Political Science and Law (NWUPL)

Peking University

Qiannan Normal College of Nationalities

Qilu University of Technology

Qingdao Hengxing University of Science and Technology

Qufu Normal University

Qujing Normal University

RIT China (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Renmin University of China

Shaanxi Normal University

Shandong Jianzhu University

Shandong Normal University

Shandong Technology and Business University

Shandong University

Shandong University of Finance and Economics

Shandong University of Political Science and Law

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shanghai Customs College

Shanghai International Studies University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

Shanghai Maritime University

Shanghai Normal University

Shanghai Ocean University

Shanghai Polytechnic University

Shanghai University

Shanghai University of Engineering Science

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Shantou University

Shanxi Technology and Business College

Shanxi University

Shenyang Aerospace University

Shenyang University of Technology

Shenzhen University

Sichuan Agricultural University

Sichuan University

Soochow University

Soochow University (Suzhou)

South Central University for Nationalities

South China Agricultural University

South China Normal University

South China University of Technology

Southeast University (Dongda)

Southern University of Science and Technology

Southwest Finance and Economics University Tianfu College

Southwest Forestry University

Southwest Jiaotong University

Southwest Petroleum University

Southwest University (Chongqing)

Southwest University of Science and Technology

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)

Tianjin Foreign Studies University

Tianjin Normal University

Tianjin University

Tianjin University of Commerce

Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tongji University

Tsinghua University

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Wenhua College

Wenhua University

Wenzhou-Kean University

Wuhan University

Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Wuhan University of Technology

Wuyi University

Xi'an International Studies University

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Xi'an Kedagaoxin University

Xiamen University

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College

Xiangtan University

Xihua University

Yancheng Institute of Technology

Yangzhou University

Yanshan University

Yantai University

Yunnan Agricultural University

Yunnan Normal University Business School

Yunnan University

Zaozhuang University

Zhejiang A & F University

Zhejiang Gongshang University Hangzhou College of Commerce

Zhejiang International Studies University

Zhejiang Normal University

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University of Science and Technology

Zhejiang University of Technology

Zhengzhou University

Zhujiang College of South China Agricultural University

Pontifical Bolivarian University (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana)

Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB)

University of Costa Rica

Zagreb University of Applied Sciences (TVZ)

Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus

Charles University

Masaryk University

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Aalborg University

Aarhus University

Lillebaelt Academy

University College Lillebaelt

University of Copenhagen

University of Southern Denmark

Ain Shams University

Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport

Tallinn University

Tallinn University of Technology

University of Tartu

Bahir Dar University

Aalto University

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Hanken School of Economics

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

LAB University of Applied Sciences (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu)

Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Oulu Business School (Oulun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu)

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu)

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK)

Tampere University

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences (Turku AMK)

University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

University of Helsinki

University of Jyväskylä

University of Lapland

University of Oulu

University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

University of Vaasa (Vaasan yliopisto)

Audencia Business School

EDHEC Business School

ESC Clermont Business School

ESCP Business School

ESSEC Business School

IESEG School of Management

IFP School

Inalco : Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales

Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Montpellier Business School

SKEMA Business School

Sciences Po

Sophia Antipolis Tech Park

Strasbourg University (Université de Strasbourg)

Universite de technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)

University of Bordeaux

University of Burgundy

University of Côte d'Azur

University of La Rochelle (Université de La Rochelle)

University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

University of Paris (Sorbonne)

Université Lumière Lyon 2

Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3

Université de Rennes 1

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

City University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen)

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Esslingen)

Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Flensburg)

Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (Universität Würzburg)

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Karlsruhe)

Leibniz University Hannover

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Munich University of Applied Sciences (HM)

Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Neu-Ulm)

Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (OTH Regensburg)

Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien)

THI Business School (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt)

Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS)

University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken (htw saar)

University of Bonn

University of Bremen

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

University of Konstanz

Zeppelin University

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

International Hellenic University (IHU)

University of Crete

University of Piraeus

Chinese University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

HKU SPACE Community College

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

The Education University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

Budapest Business School (BGE)

Budapest Metropolitan University

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Corvinus University of Budapest

Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

University of Debrecen

University of Pécs

University of Szeged

Óbuda University (Óbudai Egyetem)

University of Iceland

Anna University

Bharathiar University

I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTU)

Manipal Institute of Technology

Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV)

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Sengunthar Engineering College

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

University of Burdwan

University of Delhi

Vellore Institute of Technology

Bandung Institute of Technology

Amirkabir University of Technology

Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)

Trinity College Dublin

University College Dublin

Bocconi University (Università Bocconi)

Domus Academy

Politecnico di Milano

Sapienza University of Rome

University of Bologna (Università di Bologna)

University of Brescia (Università degli Studi di Brescia)

University of Insubria

University of Padua

University of Pisa

University of Trieste (Università degli Studi di Trieste)

University of Turin

University of Urbino (Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo)

Aichi University

Fuji Women's University

Hokkaido Information University (北海道情報大学)

Hokkaido University

Hokusei Gakuen University (北星学園大学)

Hosei University

Kyoto University

Nihon University

Osaka University

Otaru University of Commerce

Rakuno Gakuen University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Sapporo City University

Sapporo University

Sapporo Ōtani University

Stanford University (Japan)

Tokyo University of Science

Toyo University

University of Tokyo

Yokohama National University

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Kostanay State University named after Akhmet Baitursynov

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

KCA University

Kibabii University

University for Business and Technology (UBT)

Art Academy of Latvia

BA School of Business and Finance

Baltic International Academy

Daugavpils University

EKA University of Applied Sciences (Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskola)

ISMA University of Applied Sciences

International Cosmetology College (Starptautiskā Kosmetoloģijas koledža)

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Latvian Academy of Culture (Latvijas Kulturas akademija)

Liepāja University

RISEBA University of Applied Sciences


Riga Business School (RBS)

Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL)

Riga Technical University (RTU)

Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU)

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE)

Transporta un sakaru institūts (TSI)

Turība University

University College of Economics and Culture

University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte)

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

American University of Science and Technology (AUST)

Alytaus Kolegija

Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vilnius University

Vilnius University of Applied Science

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

City University of Macau

Macau University of Science and Technology

University of Macau

Asia School of Business

University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

University of Malaya

CETYS Universidad

Escuela Bancaria y Comercial

ITESO - Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education

National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)

Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Namibian universities

Deerwalk Institute of Technology

King's College Nepal

Tribhuvan University

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Fontys Academy for Creative Industries

Leiden University

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

University of Amsterdam

University of Groningen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

University of Auckland

University of Waikato

Kogi State University

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

University of Bergen (UiB)

University of Oslo

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of Swat

University of the Punjab

National University of Callao

Cracow University of Economics

Jagiellonian University

Karkonosze State University of Applied Sciences (KPSW)

Lodz University of Technology

Medical University of Lublin

Military University of Technology (Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna)

Podhalańska Państwowa Uczelnia Zawodowa w Nowym Targu

Poznan University of Physical Education

University of Business in Wroclaw

University of Economics in Katowice

University of Rzeszów

University of Warsaw

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

Polytechnic institute of Leiria

Polytechnic institute of Lisboa

University of Lisbon

International Balkan University

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Polytechnic University of Timisoara (Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara)

West University of Timișoara (UVT)

Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava

HSE University (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Industrial University of Tyumen (IUT)

Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU)

Moscow Financial and Law University

Moscow State University

Petrozavodsk State University

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

Rostov State University Of Economics

Russian Customs Academy

Saint Petersburg State University

Saint Petersburg University of Economics

Ural Federal University

Nanyang Technological University

National University of Singapore

Singapore Management University

Comenius University

University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava

University of Maribor

Belgium Campus

Cape Town Universities

Central Johannesburg College

Damelin College

Durban University of Technology

Dynamic DNA

MANCOSA (Management College of Southern Africa)

Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance (MGSLG)

North-West University (NWU)

Pearson Institute of Higher Education

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

South West Gauteng College

Stellenbosch University

Tshwane University of Technology

University of Cape Town

University of Fort Hare

University of Johannesburg

University of Limpopo

University of Pretoria

University of South Africa (Unisa)

University of the Witwatersrand

Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

Walter Sisulu University

Xtensive ICT Academy

Ewha Womans University

Hanyang University

Inha University

Korea University

Kyung Hee University

Sungkyunkwan University

Basque Country universities

Complutense University of Madrid

ESADE Business School

Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Pompeu Fabra University

Public University of Navarra

Rey Juan Carlos University (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV)

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona)

University Rovira i Virgili

University of Alicante

University of Barcelona

University of Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona)

University of Córdoba (Universidad de Córdoba)

University of La Laguna

University of La Rioja

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

University of Lleida

University of Oviedo (Universidad de Oviedo)

University of Zaragoza

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

University of Kelaniya

Jönköping University

Karolinska Institute

Linköping University

Luleå University of Technology (LTU)

Lund University

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Umeå University

University of Gothenburg

Uppsala University

ETH Zurich

SBS Swiss Business School

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland (SUPSI)

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (FHNW)

University of Zurich

National Taiwan University

National Tsing Hua University

Shih Chien University

Tajik Technical University (TTU)

Chulalongkorn University

Khon Kaen University

Thammasat University

Mediterranean Institute Of Technology (MEDTECH)

Mediterranean School of Business (MSB)

South Mediterranean University

Tunisia Private University (Université Libre de Tunis)

Erzincan University (Erzincan Binali Yıldırım Üniversitesi)

Istanbul Gelişim University

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Kafkas University

Marmara University

Middle East Technical University (METU)

Pamukkale University

Yeditepe University

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Lutsk National Technical University (LNTU)

Cardiff University

Coventry University

Cranfield University

Imperial College London

Lancaster University

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Loughborough University

Nottingham Trent University

Royal College of Art

Salford Business School

University College London

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Leeds

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford

University of Salford

University of Sheffield

University of Strathclyde

University of Sussex

University of Warwick

University of the Arts London

University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Adelphi University

Arizona State University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

California State University San Marcos

Chaffey College

City University of New York

Columbia University

Cornell University

Drew University

Duke University

Harvard University

Long Island University (LIU)

Marymount Manhattan College

Nebraska Wesleyan University

North Carolina State University

Obridge Academy

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Tufts University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Chicago

University of Florida

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Georgia

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

Watson Institute at Lynn University

Western Connecticut State University

Western Washington University (WWU)

York College (CUNY)

University of Zambia


In Demola projects, you will learn crucial skills that are relevant in working life, including interdisciplinary communication and project management skills. Participants will also get familiar with strategic foresight tools and design thinking methodologies. We grant a Creative Foresight Expert Diploma for participants finishing the program.

There are also different additional benefits students are looking for when joining our projects. Here are a few.

Credit points

Quite many universities recognize a Demola project as part of the studies and grant official credit points. Some universities have their unique Demola course in the syllabus and others recognize our project as a general project work course.

Internship certificate

Some people are looking for internship positions, and a Demola project being more closer to work experience than traditional a university course, we have a tradition to grant internship certificates for our participants if needed.

Project results ownership (IPR)

Members of the team own the rights to the results they create during these projects. While these results are valuable content to your portfolio, some might also consider entrepreneurial activities later on, and the ownership to the results might come in handy at that point.

Our Team

Our facilitators and experts help you to optimize your performance and maximize the experience.

Janne Eskola
Tommi Järvinen
Ville Kairamo
Joonas Kemppainen
Nancy Lai
Lucas Machado
Erik Nyroos
Heini-Marja Rintaniemi
Jarmo Tuominiemi
Jere Wessman

My Demola Journey

by Volha Furs, Belarus

”I enjoyed doing projects in Demola so much that I picked Demola as a case study to write my master’s thesis about!”

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Students <3 Demola

Just like you, Demola participants are or have been university students who wanted to have a springboard for their career and work together with fascinating companies. Demola alumni live around the world and share the same Demola experience with pride.

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