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For the second year in a row, The Circular Lab offers the entire Roskilde Festival as a test platform for circular products and ideas, where you can test circular business models, ideas, products, and designs.

What do I gain from participating in The Circular Lab?

  • An opportunity to test your solution with full access to the festival 
  • Assistance in implementing your test in the best possible way in a relevant area of the festival 
  • Access to a network including businesses professionals, investors and entrepreneurs 
  • Workshops and entrepreneurial arangements  
  • Access to free office space and use of meeting rooms in the innovation house KU Lighthouse (insert link): Lighthouse – Københavns Universitet (
  • The Circular Laboratory's Alumni network 

How do I apply?
The application deadline for this year's festival was January 19, 2023, and the application link is therefore closed. Should you still be interested in hearing how to become part of The Circular Lab this year as well as become part of a unique network that can help you further and test your solution for other events throughout the year, please contact us.

Secondly, we recommend that you stay informed and up-to-date on our LinkedIn profile. You are also welcome to contact Bo Astrup from the Circular Laboratory at

We will of course also regularly report on the project here on the website.

Expectations and terms:

  • If you participate in the Circular Laboratory's test platform, you commit to participating in preparatory workshops and sharing the collected knowledge with the laboratory.  
  • You take responsibility for and execute your own test. 
  • No money is included from the Circular Laboratory for the development of your solution. 
  • Contract is signed before testing on terms and attendance

Our selection criteria
The solutions do not need to have a target group that is connected to Roskilde Festival as long as the product can be tested within the framework of the festival. 

We assess the solutions based on the following criteria: 

  • Test readiness
  • Innovation
  • Contribution to green transition 
  • Value added to the festival experience, the festival organisation or society in general 
  • Scalability 
  • Age: The Circular Lab's target group is young entrepreneurs primarily under the age of 30

Which kind of solutions do you prioritise?
The Circular Lab prioritises circular products, concepts and models that keep materials and products in use as long as possible and with the highest possible value.

In our selection of solutions to be tested at Roskilde Festival, we will focus on the following criteria:

  • testing a wide range of solutions in the shape of new products, business models, tools and communication methods, which support sustainable behaviour among consumers and among participants at Roskilde Festival.
  • solutions that – viewed in a life-cycle perspective – provide the greatest benefit for the environment and the climate (compared to current festival solutions and rivalling, widely available alternatives on the market).
  • selecting those solutions that will benefit most from being tested on a large critical user mass.
  • solutions that can best be implemented in the daily operation of the festival city.

Why test at Roskilde Festival?
We have many years of experience in using and viewing the festival city and its 130,000 inhabitants as a test zone for new products and ideas. Temporariness and a high population density make the festival and its design and culture a unique laboratory in terms of sustainability, urban planning and new solutions.

We have learned that the opportunity to test a product in a concrete and flexible environment such as the festival city can provide precious experiences, new relationships, great knowledge sharing and also valuable exposure.

The festival is a place where you can explore and learn how people can change behaviour in a more sustainable direction and thus push for a sustainable development through, for example, innovation and new technology.

You can learn more about how we work with organisations, businesses and educational institutions about sustainable solutions on this page.

We expect that entrepreneurs and partners who actively test solutions will be a part of a concrete learning course prior to the testing at Roskilde Festival.

We also expect you to be prepared to share your learnings by testing.

Who's behind it?
The Circular Lab was created as a partnership between the Tuborg Foundation and Roskilde Festival.

You can read more about the background and our ambitions on this page.

Where can I find more information about sustainability?
Roskilde Festival employs a holistic understanding of sustainability. This specifically means that we focus on development in the areas of environmental, social, artistic and financial sustainability.

You will get an overall introduction to our approach and initiatives here.

In 2020, we developed a resource and waste plan towards 2024. Based on the principles of circular economy, we aim to minimise the festival's resource consumption and reduce waste volumes in the coming years.

Read the full resource and waste plan here, where you will also find more specific knowledge and facts about resources and waste at the festival.

How do I get in touch with you?
Find contact information on this page.