Europe’s leading app developer offers top young talent all-expenses paid trip to Milan

Italy’s Bending Spoons launches competition to select 20 students to attend three-day event on tech and programming


MILAN – 15th Jan 2020: Bending Spoons, the biggest European iOS app developer and among the top ten in the world, today launches a competition to invite the 20 best tech students in Europe to a three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Milan.


The competition, First Ascent International, is now in its second year and is open to all European Computer Science and Software Engineering students, including those from Russia and Turkey. Last year’s event saw students from 13 countries gather in Milan to enjoy talks by renowned professors and tech entrepreneurs.


Applications open on January 15 and will be accepted until February 23, with the event itself taking place from July 31 to August 2.


The winners will attend an exclusive event in Milan on July 31, and enjoy a wide-ranging agenda including workshops, sightseeing and inspirational talks by prominent academics.


Bending Spoons, which has been recently appointed the best place to work in Italy by the Great Place to Work Institute, is passionate about showing today’s young tech talent the wealth of opportunities the city of Milan has to offer.


A company spokesperson said: “Milan is a great city for the tech sector. It is growing fast and opportunities are on the rise. The international community living in the city is dynamic. It’s a great place to live.”


For further information, please visit :

The Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internship (BARI)

BARI stands for Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships. BARI offers summer research internships with appropriate academic training across the Baltic Sea Region to students with interest in Life Sciences, Photon & Neutron Science and Welfare State.

During their internship, students will assist in research and lab work for a proposed project.
They will be hosted by doctoral students who wish to strengthen their ties within the Baltic
Sea Region (defined as members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Russia and the observer member Belarus) by hosting a motivated and well-qualified student.
Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs. Funding is available for a period of up to three months Working language will be English.

The Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships (BARI) has four objectives:
1.To provide promising students (interns) with the opportunity to gain research experience in an exciting project of their choice.
2.To provide doctoral candidates (hosts) with additional skills (intercultural skills, language skills, personal management competencies) which are of prime importance in the global workplace.
3.To raise awareness of the next generation of researchers of the value of international cooperation within the Baltic Region.
4.To support high quality research projects.

Who can apply?
PhD students can apply to host an international student during a summer research internship.
The PhD student should be employed by or affiliated with an accredited academic institution or a non-profit research institution, working in the field of Life Science, Photon & Neutron Science and Welfare State within the Baltic Sea Region. They should be motivated to work closely together with an international intern who would like to contribute to their research project.
Bachelor and Master students can apply for the opportunity to work in one of the research projects which have been offered by the PhD students. They should be studying at a university within the Baltic Sea Region and they should be enrolled as a student during the whole duration of the internship.

How does the application process work?

The process (Steps 1 to 4) ensures an optimum fit between the intern and their host.
Placements which are not accepted by the intern and the host are avoided.
The database and the broad promotion of the programme ensures a widespread effect which cannot be achieved by an individual institution.
The bottom-up structure promotes personal initiative.
The flexibility of the structure allows for an easy integration into institutional strategies.
The scholarship funders’ engagement can easily be adjusted to the individual objectives and resources.

Schedule and Deadlines

01.02 – 23.02.2020 Web portal opens for PhD students to submit their proposals. Researchers register online and submit an internship offer.

24.02 – 28.02.2020 Evaluation and release of the PhD project proposals into the portal database.

29.02 – 31.03.2020 Web portal opens for BA/MA students to submit their application for BARI research internship.

29.02 – 06.04.2020 Web portal opens for professors to send their references.

11.04 – 19.04.2020 PhD host students rank the applications to their projects.

20.04 – 25.04.2020 Matchmaking: The Portal administrator places students with internship projects and administrates the scholarships.

27.04- 08.05.2020 The PhD host students and the applicants are informed about the outcome of the selection process

01.06 – 16.10.2020 Internship period (the starting date and the duration of the internship are arranged between the PhD student and the prospective intern)

For further Information on BARI please visit website or contact Ms. Nina Ms. Nina Akrami Flores (

The first-ever Latvian Space Conference

The first-ever Latvian Space Conference for students and young professionals, interested in Space Exploration and current job opportunities in this sector available for Latvians, is about to happen. You are warmly invited!

Speakers & Topics:


1) Gertrud Talvik (ESA), “European Space Agency’s opportunities”


2) Amara Graps (LU), “Utilization of Space Resources”.


3) Tālis Juhna (RTU), “Biology for space needs”


4) Pavel Ramzajev (Eventech), “High precision Space Timers”


5) Kaspars Kalniņš (RTU), “Materials for Space”


Date: 29 November 2019, Venue: LMT Conference Hall, Ropazu iela 6



  • 09:30-10:00 Check-in
  • 10:00-13:00 Speakers’ Session
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch and Networking
  • 14:00-16:00 Project Idea Workshop

Registration:  Latvian-space-conference-tickets @


*participation is free of charge but the number of places is limited.



Digital Freedom Festival 2019

Tap into your inner unicorn & become part of Digital Freedom Festival 2019 Volunteer Squad!

The Digital Freedom Festival is a meeting place to celebrate digital culture, seek the answers to our future, and discuss the benefits of the digital revolution. We’re looking for ambitious and committed volunteers to help ensure that the DFF is a mind-blowing, memory overloading, never-ending fun and successfully overwhelming experience for all attendees!

It will take place in Riga, Latvia, November 14th (@various locations), November 15th (@Hanzas Perons)

This year Digital Freedom Festival will focus on the impact of technology on sustainable development and the role of humans in the new technology age.

Volunteering at the Digital Freedom Festival is a great opportunity to:
• Experience what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most influential technology festivals in the Baltics by helping create an outstanding event
• Network and gather contacts for your future career, and make new friends
• Learn about the latest trends, hot topics, issues and gain insight into the worldwide digital culture
• Gather inspiration from the various events and motivating speakers, as well as feel and observe the surrounding spirit of entrepreneurship
• Test your skills and gain new knowledge, as well as share your experience
Become part of the DFF team – gain invaluable firsthand experience that you will never forget!

Apply here>> to have some fun and get stuff done!

Potentialpark Study 2020

We know that searching for jobs may be easy, but finding the right one is not a walk in the park.



By sharing your thoughts in our study, you are shaping the future of recruitment!



And as a thank you gift, you will get access to several rewards!

  • Exclusive tips and tricks on landing your dream job
  • Attendance to a Personal Branding Webinar
  • Chance to win Amazon Vouchers
  • Tailored list of internships from Top Talent Friendly Companies
  • An opportunity to meet top global employers at our Potentialpark Conference.


Start the SURVEY and score all the rewards! 


When you complete the survey you will be sent a tailored list of internships based on your answers!

Scholarship Opportunity for Globally-Minded Leader

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – is offering a €5000 scholarship to one ambitious Master’s student studying abroad in Europe in the fall of 2020. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding leader that is motivated to positively change the world.


The motivation behind the scholarship is’s desire to support a generation of new leaders that are internationally-minded and passionate about global betterment. The ideal applicant will be an ambitious student that has been active in extracurricular activities and has maintained outstanding grades.


To prove their commitment to a vision of an interconnected and improved world, applicants are asked to submit a short essay that highlights how studying abroad will foster their growth as a leader. Prospective master’s-level students will have from April 8, 2019 until April 13, 2020 to submit their applications. The winner of the €5000 scholarship will be announced from June 1, 2020 and awarded in the fall of 2020.


Find more information and start your application here


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Biotech & Sustainability

To honor our new residence – the former faculty of Biology – at this months meet-up we want to talk about the awesomness behind biotech. For the last decade it’s been a particularly hot topic not only among scientists, academia and policy makers worldwide, but has become a considerable issue even in our households. While Biotech develops breakthrough ways to fight diseases, feed the hungry, have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes, sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life. Our speakers are experienced in both and will gladly share their ways. Join us October 17 at 18:00-21:00 at TechHub Riga Kronvalda bulvaris 4, Riga. Find applications form in the Facebook event description.

Solvita Kostjukova has a more than 10 year experience in product R&D within various Universities and Public companies. She is co-founder and CEO at ALINA – a company that uses innovative zero waste technology in manufacturing paint and coating materials by thus reducing environmental pollution, and impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

Anna Ramata-Stunda is the co-founder and CEO at Alternative Plants – a start-up dedicated to bring natural treasures and sustainability to cosmetic industry. She is a PhD candidate in Biotechnology and has vast experience in botanical extract characterisation and in vitro efficacy and safety testing.
If you are interested in finding desk space and be a part of our community you can join us here.

Internship and Jobs Opportunities in Greece with Job Trust

On November 28 at 15:30 in Riga Technical University (RTU), Azenes street 12/1, room 116, Job Trust company will inform students and graduates about the Job and Internship Opportunities they have around Greece.
For more than 12 years, Job Trust has been recruiting, selecting and placing highly qualified personnel in luxury hotels and resorts around Greece and beyond. We pride ourselves in being able to combine cost-effective and suitable HR services for the tourism industry with free of charge placement and advice for thousands of selected candidates.
Through our collaboration with more than 500 universities in more than 20 countries, we are able to provide a large number of luxury hotels and resorts in Greece and abroad with staff carefully selected at the highest standards.


Every year, thousands of students from all over Europe choose Job Trust to come and work in one of Greece’s finest hotels and resorts. They get to complete their training on the job, work at top hotels, in top tourist destinations, alongside top professionals. They experience how large hotels and luxury resorts work and they enrich their CV’s before even getting their degree. They do a lot more than work though. They learn how to adapt to a different culture, they meet people from all over the world, they get to practice their foreign languages, they take in all the beauty that Greece has to offer, and last but certainly not least: they make friendships that last for a lifetime.


If you want to participate in presentation, please fill application form.


For more information you may visit our company’s site

NOCCA project

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in another great SSE Riga project

If you have a business idea and want to develop it locally or internationally or just want to test your ideas and entrepreneurial skills while working with international business experts then-

Come and join the NOCCA project – (Novel Opportunities for new Company Creation and Accelerated growth). Even if you already have a startup: you are welcome to join the event that will give you an opportunity to take your company to the next level.


The first project event in Latvia: Hackathon, will be organized by SSE Riga on September 27-29/2019.


It will be a 48h challenge where you will be able to develop and validate your ideas, verify their international potential and get the advice from local and international entrepreneurship experts. Also, you will be provided with great networking experiences and opportunities to find your dream-team to develop your idea further. The best teams from the event will get the opportunity to participate in the next phase: acceleration and growth facilitator event. Furthermore, the successful teams will participate in greatest international startup events in the Baltic region like Latitude 59 (Estonia) or Slush (Finland)- the global gateway to meet the investors and boost your startup.

The Hackathon will take place outside Riga where accommodation and catering will be provided free of charge. This will give you the opportunity to focus on your ideas and visions.

Number of places is limited so do not hesitate to apply.

How to apply? Click and provide the necessary information.

The deadline for application is 10th of September.


If you have some more questions please contact project coordinator (, +37129242502)

Want to speak at TEDxRiga 2019? Enter Story Hunt contest

If you have an idea worth spreading and a story to be told, enter our Story Hunt for a chance to speak on the stage at TEDxRiga 2019. Ideas are worth sharing so don’t keep yours under wraps. Together, we’ll make your idea heard!


What is your outlook on life and is there something significant you’ve noticed?
Are you working on something that might change and shape the future or maybe you have a vision that the rest of the world should hear?
Do you see a certain way things should be and you’ve already done the research on how it could work?
If you are a person who likes to think about the problems that engulf the world and you see a way on how to deal with them then maybe it’s time for your voice to be heard.



More information about forum and application can be found in TEDxRiga webpage.