OULU DevLAB IS A TRAINING PROGRAM FOCUSING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS AND START-UPS. AS A STUDENT YOU WILL BE PART OF INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM SOLVING PROBLEMS FROM DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES.
DevLAB collects together students from different fields of study and creates interdisciplinary teams that develop a concept and create a demo. Project ideas focus on health, wellbeing and technology. Students can earn up to 30 ECTS in a semester-long project. All LABs are taught in English and are full-time studies.
The LAB is open to all 3rd and 4th year students from any field. If you are interested in learning in DevLAB, join here. For more information feel free to contact LAB masters for the Oulu DevLAB Janne Karjalainen or Ulla-Maija Seppänen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at Oamk Kotkantie campus, Kotkantie 1, Oulu.
THE LAB EXPERIENCE
The DevLAB curriculum focuses on developing the 21st Century Skills of a Self-aware Future Professional.
The first part of the LAB is a rapid concept design process with Design Thinking and learning the basics of working in interdisciplinary teams. The next stage is dedicated to prototype and business development with Lean Startup. By working in an interdisciplinary team each student is refining his or her skills based in the role in the team. Each team in the LAB creates and validates a demo and a business model. Teams work in a entrepreneurial-like mode and are supported by a group of coaches and tutors. Prototypes can take on a number of different forms such as applications or services.
Those who have completed the DevLAB can continue on to Product Path for one more semester. In Product Path, teams continue to develop their products, aiming for a more complete product or a service.