Future of project-based learning is here

WIMMA Lab is a learning environment where students solve assignments in multidisciplinary project teams.

WIMMA Lab in a nutshell

Challenge focused learning

WIMMA Lab is a two and a half month project where students of JAMK University of Applied Sciences participate as trainees. The students solve challenges given by partner companies, research programs or Universities. Goal of the project is to develop production ready solutions.

Power of teamwork

At WIMMA Lab, students gain experience on project-based teamwork in multidisciplinary teams. Students solve challenges while learning the dynamics of teamwork and value of collaboration.

Agile development

WIMMA Lab is all about building from an idea to execution. Virtual companies use agile development methods, such as Sprints and Kanban boards. However, the goal is not to build quick and dirty demos, but solutions that can be tested in a production environment.

Contacts to businesses

In addition to gaining skills, students' transition to working life is supported by company visitors. During the summer, experts on project-related topics consult WIMMA Lab and share their experiences. Students get great opportunities to network with company representatives.



Challenge game for mobile devices

In the game, the Gamemaster creates challenges for the players, for example, “find a Coltsfoot in 15 minutes”. Players join the game with a code and take pictures for Gamemaster to review. Gamemaster rejects or accepts the pictures.

React NativeNodeJSPostgreSQLMinIOWebSocketRobot FrameworkJestKubernetesGitLab CI/CD
IoTitude: Haastix

Kubernetes platform for projects

Mysticons’ focus this summer was on integrating Kubernetes, Docker, Power Automate and CI/CD pipelines in the spirit of DevSecOps. As a result, a cloud platform for WIMMA Lab's and JAMK's future projects was created.

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Mysticons: Mockup

Future Factory Marketplace

Overflow designed and developed a service for JAMK’s Future Factory course, where students can easily browse assignments given by companies, select the most interesting project based on their own criteria, and form a great team around an interesting assignment.

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Overflow: Future Factory Marketplace
Pengwin Media

Wimmalab.org with Next.js

Pengwin Media was responsible for WIMMA Lab's updated brand and the design and development of wimmalab.org with Next.js. Pengwin Media collaborated with other virtual companies and provided frontend coding, testing, and mockups. In addition, Pengwin Media kept WIMMA Lab's social media channels updated.

ReactNext.jsSCSSFigmaIllustratorRobot FrameworkKubernetesGitLab CI/CD
Pengwin Media: wimmalab.org


Marko Rintamäki

Marko “Narsu” Rintamäki

Product Owner
Paavo Nelimarkka

Paavo Nelimarkka

Kari Pitkämäki

Kari Pitkäniemi

Student Coach
Teemu Kontio

Teemu Kontio

Heli Vepsäläinen

Heli Vepsäläinen



The WIMMA Lab concept is evolving year by year. It was formerly known as Challenge Factory (2014 - 2017) and Summer Factory (2011 - 2014).