Sustainability Challenge 2024
The Window Edition

VELUX x Roskilde Festival and IDA welcome all sustainability interested students to a hands on case competition.

Deadline is 1 April, 2024

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Rethink the way we “chill” at Roskilde Festival

– participate in the challenge of the year!

 

Are you INNOVATIVE, can you PRESENT your ideas and later BUILD it? Are you a student and are you interested in sustainability and Roskilde Festival? Then this is a case competition designed for you!

For the third consecutive year, VELUX, Roskilde Festival – more specifically the Circular Laboratory – and IDA are happy to invite you to a one of a kind, hands-on case competition, that takes place at Roskilde Festival – the greatest setting for innovation and circularity.

Compared to other case competitions, you are not only going to present your ideas digitally or as a mini model. You are also going to build it and let real people use it in a real context if chosen to proceed in the competition.

This year, you will build your project mainly from used wooden VELUX window frames.

See below for further information and signup NOW. Deadline for registration is 1 April 2024.

What do I get out of participating?

  • Expert knowledge and professional feedback of your project
  • An opportunity to experience your idea become reality
  • Networking
  • Social and professional events
  • A Partout ticket to Roskilde Festival 2024 (if chosen as one of the 10 winning groups)
  • An invitation to become part of the Circular Lab; Denmark´s largest testing platform for sustainable ideas and green entrepreneurs (if chosen as one of the 10 winning groups)
  • The possibility to do your internship or getting a student position at VELUX
  • A diploma if chosen as one of the 10 winning groups
  • The possibility to win DKK 10,000 for your group
THE AIM

CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION

The challenge this year is to design elements for a lounge area so the guests at Roskilde Festival can chill in a more sustainable way in between concerts.
You have to build mainly using used wooden VELUX window frames.

 

We would like to see projects within the scope of:

  • Functional installation art,
  • Weather protection,
  • Group activity elements or
  • Meeting (point) elements.

Set your imagination free!

You can design one item or several different items – the possibilities are many! Your solution must be sustainable and it must be possible build in two days at Roskilde Festival 2024.

MATERIALS

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  • You will be given between 18 – 25 wooden VELUX window frames
  • You are welcome to use them all or some of them
  • The sizes of the window frames varies from 46 cm x 64 cm to 125 cm. x 152 cm. and all in between
  • You are welcome to use additional materials, preferably recycled materials or renewables
  • You are not allowed to make wood chips of the window frames nor sand / grind the wooden VELUX window frames. Besides that, you can use the VELUX window frames as you like to create your project
  • VELUX will provide all basic materials and tools.
AGENDA

TIMELINE

NB: Changes might occur. Please check the latest on this page, or contact project manager, Alexandra Schumann at alexandra.schumann@velux.com if you have any questions.

 

STEP 1

1 April, 2024
Signup closes

 

STEP 2

3 April & 10 April, 4 PM – 5.30 PM
Online meetings (voluntary)

Information about the competition, timelines and event. There will also be time for a Q&A.

 

STEP 3

28 April in Aarhus OR 5 May in Copenhagen, 10 AM – 8 PM
Workshop and presentation day (mandatory)

The event might not last the whole duration, but please block the day

 

28 April, Aarhus
Dypång event location
Balticagade 12D
8000 Aarhus C
(entrance from the seaside)

OR

5 May, Copenhagen
BLOX
Bryghuspladsen
1473 København V
(entrance through DAC)

 

This is the day you present your project to the Jury.

Up to 12 projects will be chosen to proceed to the actual project buildup at Roskilde Festival 1+2+3 July.

Before presenting to the Jury you can get some feedback on your project from our mentors and make some final changes.

On presentation day you will be served nice food, meet great people and hear interesting presentations. We are looking forward to seeing you.

 

STEP 4

26 May 6PM & 27 May all-day event
Networking Event at the VELUX factory in Østbirk (voluntary)

The groups that were chosen to proceed in the competition on the “Workshop and Presentation Day” are invited to join VELUX for a networking event.

VELUX will provide transport, hotel, dinner and a full program on the 27th of May.

We will finish in Østbirk at 16.30 on the 27th of May and transport will be arranged from there.

Take a look at the networking video from last year to get an overview of what to expect.

 

STEP 5

Competition, 30 June – 3 July & 7 July
Roskilde Festival

Buildup and showcase your project. The winner of the compitition will be annonced.

  • 30 June 5.30 PM: Voluntary – Arrival to Roskilde Festival for those who wish to camp at the volunteer camp site + social dinner at 6.30 PM at the Volunteer Food Tent. Further sign-up for this is needed + meeting place TBD.
  • 1 Juli 10 AM – 5 PM: Mandatory – Build your project at the Roskilde Festival (meeting place TBD)
  • 2 July 10 AM – 5 PM: Mandatory – Build your project at the Roskilde Festival
  • 3 July 10.30 AM – 1 PM: Mandatory – Present your project to the Jury. Deliberations and the winning group is announced.
  • 7 July 12 AM: Mandatory – Take installation down and clean up. At least one group member must be present.
IS IT SCALABLE?

PROJECT JUDGEMENT CRITERIA

  • The project must be able to be built in two days at Roskilde Festival
  • The project must be sustainable, in one way or another
  • Great use of the VELUX window frames
  • Smart thinking – smart design
  • Great choice and use of extra materials
  • Creativity and innovation
  • How well does the end project resemble the original presentation. Your project is allowed to develop in the building phase, but it has to be clear that it is still the same product
three people inspecting an installation outdoors - the person in the middle is pointing to the installation and the person to the right is holding a phone, taking a picture

FAQ

Get answers to all of your questions regarding the Sustainability Challenge 2024

Every student with an innovative and sustainable mindset who can design, present and build, can participate.

Maybe you are a student within engineering, architecture, design, production, construction or business development, but these educations are not a requirement.

The challenge is open to all and not restricted by IDA student membership.

NB: You have to sign up as a group consisting of minimum 2 people and maximum 4 people. You do not have to study the same.

You will be given between 18 – 25 wooden VELUX window frames.
You are welcome to use them all or some of them.
The sizes of the window frames varies from 46 cm x 64 cm to 125 cm. x 152 cm. and all in between.
You are also welcome to use additional materials, preferably recycled materials or renewables.
You are not allowed to make wood chips of the window frames nor sand / grind the wooden VELUX window frames. Besides from that, you can use the VELUX window frame as you like, in order to create your project.
VELUX will provide all basic materials and tools.

For safety reasons:

  • Make sure that your piece(s) does not have a roof that can be climbed upon.
  • All the parts of your piece that you can stand on, sit on, climb up on must not be taller than 100 centimeters.
  • If these parts that you can stand on, sit on, climb up on gets more than 60 centimeters tall, you have to create a railing. So, everything between 60 and 100 centimeters that you can climb op on, stand on, sit on, jump on needs a railing.
  • Your choice of extra materials are important – choose wisely
  • Think smart, both when designing and building
  • Questions you might think about:
    • How can your product get a long life?
    • Is your product possible to flatpack and store for next year?
    • Is your product super durable?
    • Is your product easy to separate and reuse for something else?

When presenting your project to the Jury the first time we meet you must:

  • Show your idea as a model or in power point presentation.
  • You get 4 min. to present and 2 min. for questions from the Jury.
  • Estimate and present how many VELUX window frames you will be needing.
  • Describe which other materials you will be needing and how they are sustainable or fit in to a sustainable context.
  • Clarify which tools you will be needing in order to build your project at Roskilde Festival.
  • Explain if and how to scale your project.
  • Explain how and in what way your project is sustainable.
  • You are going to build your whole project on a field at Roskilde Festival. The location is very close to the Orange Stage. The buildup days are before the main music festival starts, but during the “camping festival” (see “Timeline” for all dates).
  • Your project will be displayed in this area and used by festival guests during the festival.
  • During buildup days at Roskilde Festival on July 1st and 2nd, VELUX will provide access to basic tools between 10 – 17 o’clock and some building assistance will also be available at certain time slots.
  • VELUX will provide food on buildup days: Dinner on the 30th of June, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 1st and 2nd of July and breakfast on the 3rd of July.
  • You are responsible for bringing your own camping equipment, if you wish to camp at Roskilde Festival.
  • You are welcome to stay at the Volunteer Camping area or other camping area. You can also travel forth and back to your home every day. Up to you.
  • You are in charge of your own transportation to and from Roskilde Festival at all times.
  • The winning group will receive DKK 10.000 to share and we encourage you to use them to further develop your project idea.
  • VELUX will give all participants who have been present at the project buildup days (1, 2, 3 July) a Partout festival ticket after the final project presentations on Wednesday July 3rd.
  • At least one person per group must be present for project clean up on Sunday the 7th of July at 12.00.
  • Expert knowledge and professional feedback of your project
  • An opportunity to experience your idea become reality
  • Networking
  • Social and professional events
  • A Partout ticket to Roskilde Festival 2024 (if chosen as one of the 10 winning groups)
  • An invitation to become part of the Circular Lab; Denmark´s largest testing platform for sustainable ideas and green entrepreneurs (if chosen as one of the 10 winning groups)
  • The possibility to do your internship or getting a student position at VELUX
  • A diploma if chosen as one of the 10 winning groups
  • The possibility to win DKK 10,000 for your group

The Circular Lab is Denmarks largest testplatform for new sustainable ideas. The purpose of the lab is to give young, green entrepreneurs an opportunity to test their solutions, products and business models so that they can gain knowledge about how their solutions perform.

The Circular Lab uses Roskilde Festival and other smaller festivals and events as testing platforms which makes testing very easy since the festivals are easily accessible and forgiving environments.

The aim for Roskilde Festival and The Circular Lab is to become a circular festival. Building a temporary city for 130.000 people over ten days sets a carbon footprint, but by minimizing waste, controlling the input streams, and designing circular solutions and circular business models where guests rent instead of owning, we can minimize the footprint and create a sustainable festival.

Roskilde Festival and The Circular Lab is looking for green solutions, and by participating in this challenge, your solutions will be exposed to the people behind the festival. They in return will consider the options for further developing your concepts together with you. If your solution has the right potential we will support you in further developing your concept and test it at an even greater scale at Roskilde Festival 2025.

Read more about The Circular Lab here

For further information about a bright future in VELUX (project writings, internships and student jobs) please contact: Career@velux.com
Og også gerne: read more about VELUX at velux.com

LEARN MORE

Sustainability Challenge 2022 and 2023

On VELUX´s own press site, you can learn much more about the previous competitions, see the jury, watch videos about the whole process from start to finish.

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