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
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.
We would like to see projects within the scope of:
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.
NB: Changes might occur. Please check the latest on this page, or contact project manager, Alexandra Schumann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
1 April, 2024
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.
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
8000 Aarhus C
(entrance from the seaside)
5 May, Copenhagen
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.
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.
Competition, 30 June – 3 July & 7 July
Buildup and showcase your project. The winner of the compitition will be annonced.
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:
When presenting your project to the Jury the first time we meet you must:
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.
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.
IDA Student members have access to many social and professional events as well as cash benefits and tools to help you find a student job, getting a good start on the job market and career advice.