Get ready for the most exciting part of your studies!
In Demola, in a team of ambitious students, you will have a chance to put your skills, ideas, and values into action to create new innovative solutions for the best companies and organizations in Latvia.
*And receive a € 800 scholarship per season.
"Demola gave me the opportunity to try out my existing theoretical knowledge in practice. I would call it as a really precise simulation of how the actual work environment is functioning - the groups of people you have never met, the challenge, the clients, etc."
Annija Vītoliņa
Demola Alumni 2021
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Studenti, kas piedalās Demola, sezonā saņem 800 eiro stipendiju.
What is Demola?
DEMOLA Latvia is an international innovation challenge platform, under the umbrella of Riga Technical University and the University of Latvia, uniting students and leading brands of the country. Within the program, companies and organizations submit their challenges that need to be solved. Demola creates interdisciplinary, international teams of the best students who study in Latvia. During a 12-week period, students work to develop a solution to the proposed challenge. If the company buys the solution, the student team can get an additional final solution purchase fee after the end of the season on top of the monthly scholarship that is available for every student in the program.
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Who can apply?
Students from any study program and from any university in Latvia can apply for the program. The program lasts for 4 months, and it is divided into seasons taking place twice a year – in Spring and Fall.
Demola process
Fill the application
Students have to fill the application form that can be found on idejubanka.lv
Take your time and fill in all the information that is required from you.
Selection process
Best applicants will be invited for interviews with Demola and company members. After this event, Demola facilitators will make a final decision on team composition.
12-week intense work
Using the design thinking approach, each team will work for 12 weeks, digging deep into the given case and creating a solution for it. During this process, each team has its own facilitator from Demola and additional experts are invited if needed.
Pitch your solution
At the end of the season, you will pitch the solution your team created. Each team usually has two pitches - one during the Final Pitch event, and one in a private meeting with the company where the final results of the Demola season are presented.
Benefits
Experience and skills
You will work in a multidisciplinary team on a real industry case. During the process, you will learn about customer needs, problem validation, and develop presentation and prototyping skills.
A scholarship for 4 months
Opportunity to apply for a 4-month scholarship - Bachelor and Master students 200 EUR/month, Ph.D. students 228 EUR/month.
New friends and contacts for life
In Demola you will meet and work together with students from different countries. And our networking events will help to know each other better. Meeting company representatives and industry experts, can help you find your next job, that can be a good start for a successful carrer!
Don't miss your chance to be one of the students who will participate in the next Demola season!
What other students say about Demola ❤️
Kristaps Jērums
Team Vanna vannā (Spring 2021), University of Latvia
The DEMOLA project is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience and see the application of the acquired knowledge. The best combination of company initiatives, student enthusiasm and ideas, ERDF funding and RTU team organizational support.
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Annija Vītoliņa
team "Rīgas satiksme" (Spring 2021), Riga Technical University
Participating in Demola did feel like a challenge at some moments; however, I can truly say that it was all worth it. This project gave me the opportunity to try out my existing theoretical knowledge in practice. I would call this project a really precise simulation of how the actual work environment is functioning - the groups of people you have never met, the challenge, the clients, etc
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Aahulnath Kottiyattil Rajeev
Team Demola (Spring 2021), Turiba University
Demola is a step in the right direction, the perfect link between academics and a real work environment. A Demola challenge will definitely help in bettering competencies that contribute to future endeavors. Demola Latvia is a great start to a career, with a great team for guidance, workshops for learning skills and limitless possibilities.
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Annija Vītoliņa
team "Rīgas satiksme" (Spring 2021), Riga Technical University
Participating in Demola did feel like a challenge at some moments; however, I can truly say that it was all worth it. This project gave me the opportunity to try out my existing theoretical knowledge in practice. I would call this project as a really precise simulation of how the actual work environment is functioning - the groups of people you have never met, the challenge, the clients, etc. The best part about this experience is that throughout the whole project there are people who support and guide you trough the challenges and teach you a lot! I have already said to many of my friends that this project is a great and relatively concentrated experience where one can try out to lead a project from start to end with its own skillset and power, and learn the strong and weak sides of oneself and the team.
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Kristaps Jērums
team Vanna vannā (Spring 2021), University of Latvia
The DEMOLA project is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience and see the application of the acquired knowledge.
The best combination of company initiatives, student enthusiasm and ideas, ERDF funding and RTU team organizational support. Together, these components form a wonderful project where students gain new experience and knowledge, as well as a study scholarship. DEMOLA is a professionally organized international event that also gave rise to new friendly relationships. Try this experience, be aware of your value!
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Aahulnath Kottiyattil Rajeev
team Demola (spring 2021), Turiba University
Demola is a step in the right direction, the perfect link between academics and a real work environment. A Demola challenge will definitely help in bettering competencies that contribute to future endeavors. Demola Latvia is a great start to a career, with a great team for guidance, workshops for learning skills and limitless possibilities.
DEMOLA Latvia tiek atbalstīts ERAF līdzfinansētā projekta Nr. 1.1.1.3/18/A/001 "RTU inovāciju granti studentiem" ietvaros.
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