Demola / New Factory

The creation of innovative hubs
Finland - Tampere

Demola reflects successful open innovation between companies and students within a dedicated innovation environment. Demola is a part of a project in Creative Tampere, the City of Tampere's business development programme, which aims to facilitate new business, services, innovation and creativity.
The objective of Demola is to boost multidisciplinary agile innovation culture and encourage entrepreneurship in Tampere Region. University students from three regional universities can develop product and service demo concepts together with companies and create new solutions to real-life problems.
Demola employs about 10 people but the number of student involved in its activities is hundreds. Their projects vary from social innovation to user oriented services and wider cooperation between the universities and much more.

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