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RTU Design Factory welcomes to apply for spring season for «Demola Latvia» – Part of the World’s Strongest Innovation Ecosystem.
Riga Technical University (RTU) in cooperation with partners – Investment and Development Agency of Latvia and the University of Latvia – have gained the rights and received the funding to establish and maintain a cooperation platform for students, companies and universities – «Demola Latvia». Fall season 2017 has finished with successful results. There were created 17 interdisciplinary teams with 84 participants and brought in 16 companies, that provided 17 problem cases. Results regarding the number of solutions bought are not clear yet, because the discussions with companies are still in process. What is clear is that there will be more than one success story. Final Pitch of «Demola Latvia» Fall season will held on December 13 at the RTU Design Factory.
Project coordinator Liene Rubina thoughts about Fall 2017 season: ««Demola Latvia» is a learning process, during which not only participants, business representatives, but also coordinators and lecturers develop themselves. During this project it enabled to be involved to co-operation with other nationalities, develop teamwork skills, importance of priority setting and practice methods and open their creativity. Over the course of 4 months, participants have been able to create competitive, industry-relevant solutions by overcoming various personal and collective challenges, demonstrating the importance of such interdisciplinary projects in promoting inter-community, university and industry.»
Application time for the Spring season has been started. If you are ready to put your skills to the test and co-create solutions as a member of an international& interdisciplinary team, all you need to do is frequently check at https://latvia.demola.net/ for company cases that will be soon uploaded there. Deadline of application is 5th of January. «Demola Latvia» Spring season will be better from perspective of an organization, providing feedback in order to make results to take shape earlier in the season and «Demola Latvia» team also will more be involved in communication between teams and companies.
«Demola» has gained world recognition since 2008. «Demola Latvia» was launched in 2014 as a cooperation platform for creative students eager to work, enterprises and representatives of various organizations looking for solutions to concrete problems. «Demola Latvia» develops an action plan and methodology, provides mentor support and runs training seminars to ensure a cross-disciplinary student team reaches the envisioned results. If student ideas and final result are satisfactory, youngsters receive remuneration from the partner as stipulated in the agreement, in turn, the partner gets new creative solutions without being subjected to financial risk.