The course takes place in period

2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

By the end of the course the student will be
able to:

Develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts
within problem validation, value proposition,
lean development process, design thinking and
demo creation.

By actively reflecting during the course the
student finds possibilities to utilize her/his
know how in real challenges and to utilize
multiple development approaches, to put the
knowledge the student acquires in school into

Develop their working skills as well in
multidisciplinary and international teams as
industry collaboration.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you are expected to be

  1. to develop your skills in problem validation
    and in developing meaningful value propositions
  2. to learn teamwork and team building skills in
    a multidisciplinary and international teams
  3. to understand the characteristics of lean
    development processes
  4. to learn how to utilize design thinking
  5. to learn to build concrete demos for
  6. to learn industry collaboration when working
    with partner organisations domain experts

Course contents

Interested in meaningful, challenging topics of
the future? Want to put your expertise and
curiosity into practice? Grab the opportunity and
join a foresight project team in Demola. In Demola
projects you'll work in a globally distributed,
interdisciplinary team.

Demola is a global community of university
students, global organizations and foresight
experts, all driven by the desire to create
impact. With us, you?ll be able to build positive,
alternative futures. You?ll create future
scenarios and solutions with other talented and
motivated university students and Demola?s co-
creation experts.

Accepted students will work in global teams
together with our foresight experts for 8 weeks.
Together with your team, you will own the
intellectual property rights to your creations.
Participation is free, and you can gain ECTS
credit points after finishing the project.

Our experts will share their insights throughout
the project, and help you create a final report
for your portfolio in a workshop at the end of the

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Please note that you need to SEPARATELY apply
and GET ACCEPTED by Demola in order to be able
to participate in this course.

Application portal: External link

Interest in problem based learning with the help
of work-life oriented studies in
multidisciplinary and international teams

Additional information

This course is totally online.

Please note that you need to SEPARATELY apply
and GET ACCEPTED by Demola in order to be able
to participate in this course.

Application portal: External link

Participants will be granted 5 ECTS credit
points through Finnish Higher Education System*
and a certificate from Demola Global.

Students participating in this course will get
Pass/Fail grades.

When writing your motivational letter please
choose some projects that interest you and find
arguments why Demola should choose you to those
projects, try to focus e.g. on these topics:

MOTIVATION: what is your own motivation to the
different projects that Demola offeres, choose
the most motivating one?s and argument for your
motivation to be a part of the team

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE: what can you bring to the
project, both professional and outside studying.
How could your skills be utilized in the

TEAM WORK: your strengths in working with
multiprofessional and international teams

Recommended or required reading

Will be given by Demola

Study activities

Internet-based studies - 150 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 150 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 150 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:

  • Participation in group work, workshops and
    pitching events hosted by Demola
  • Reflection meetings and reflection diary (to
    be uploaded to Itslearning)
  • Project report


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Hernberg Mervi

Group size

No limit (1 student enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2018-03-15

The timetable of the course

Timeline for the projects:
Application period is open until October 17th, 2021
Project timeline: October 28 ? December 16th, 2021

Course enrolment period

2021-10-11 to 2021-11-07

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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