The circular lab
We are developing circular solutions of the future and lead the way towards more sustainable behaviour.
How can I join?
First of all, we recommend that you sign up for our newsletter right away. To do this, just send us an e-mail with your name and your contact details.
Through the newsletter (and on these pages, of course), we will tell you about the start-up of and development of the project.
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:
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.
What do you get out of being part of it?
You get access to new knowledge, networks, exposure to new audiences and potential investors.
You will also be part of a community with the other participants in The Circular Lab in an environment where we emphasise learning from each other and collaborating with each other.
What are your demands?
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.
When does it start?
We have announced the ambition of the initiative towards 2025 in February 2021.
In the spring of 2021, we will build a project secretariat that will have an office with the Roskilde Festival Group on Havsteensvej 11 in Roskilde, Denmark.
We expect to initiate the first activities in the shape of newsletters and orientation and networking meetings in May and June 2021.
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.
How does COVID-19 affect the initiative?
COVID-19 remains a serious threat to worldwide health. It will always be the authorities who permit us and other organisers to carry through festivals.
We don't know for sure which kind of festival we can actually carry through in 2021, but we remain cautiously optimistic and carry on our planning.
You can read more about how COVID-19 affects the prospect of being together again at the festival on this page.
We currently expect that the earliest events related to The Circular Lab will be arranged digitally.
Where do I find more knowledge 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.