After a successful first season in 2016, Demola Namibia kicked off on the 22nd of April 2017 with season 2. This season took the teams to the south of Namibia with 2 challenges, one provided by the Keetmanshoop Municipality to solve their waste treatment crisis, and the second one from a Finnish Consortium of Smart Communities piloting smart housing in Keetmanshoop. The two project partners have decided to license the projects for the next stage of research and development and eventual implementation.
The second season of Demola season is here, and you could be part of a team of talent working on some awesome Demola projects! Being a 3,5 month innovation project, connection to an interesting project partner or even beginning of future start-up company, Demola aims to turn ideas into concrete action.
Demola Namibia recently held the Final Pitch event, which represented an important milestone in the country’s science, technology and innovation landscape.
The event comes at the end of a successfully implemented Demola Programme in Namibia. The Final pitch event held in Windhoek, showcased the final solutions that were developed by student teams during the first semester of the programme.
Overcome Challenges and Drive Innovation with Co-Creation
The real value in networking is to know when to use resources that are outside of your company. If you’re short on brainpower for fresh ideas and new perspectives, Demola is the answer. We have a pool of young talent from all fields of science, university partners with the latest research, and an award-winning innovation platform to guarantee real results. All we need from you is your challenges.
Access to a Network of Top Talent
Demola Jam, which took place on Saturday, 6 August at the NCRST Innovation Hub, is an all-day event which brings together all Demola teams. During the day the teams all work together to keep respective projects moving smoothly and speedily, and help team members find the wow effect to show to the project partner! The purpose of the Jam was to assist teams to move their projects forward; get their team aligned; have fun and to learn how to use the Demola cycle.
6 companies, 6 challenges and 30 talents - That’s the way to start the Demola 2016 In Namibia!
The first official Demola Kick-off event took place on 28 July 2016 at the NCRST Innovation Hub. The room was full of new talent with great energy. The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) GM of Innovation, Technology and Development, Mr John Sifani, welcomed students and partners to our community, and we had an awesome first season!
The 1st Demola season is here, and you could be part of a team of talent working on some awesome Demola projects! Being a 3,5 month innovation project, connection to an interesting project partner or even beginning of future start-up company, Demola aims to turn ideas into concrete action.
Demola Network and The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) of Namibia entered into an agreement to establish the first African Demola; Demola Namibia.
“The major benefit of Demola Namibia is to the young Namibia populace through the development of an innovation culture, thereby increasing the wealth of the community. This will in turn also contribute to the creation of knowledge in the whole community, and stimulate the competitiveness of companies and the academic institutions involved”, said Dr Eino Mvula, CEO of the NCRST.