We bring together 100 engineers and 50 creative minds from all over Europe.
The objective is to make the 150 young people to work together on specific solutions on sustainability problems.
The focus of YES 2013 is challenges set up by Roskilde Festival in collaboration with Roskilde Festivals innovation department, Orange Innovation. The challenges are all taken from the reality of the festival.
When 130.000 people are gathered in 10 days and over three weeks’ time build a city where everyday activities need to be covered.
Every year the festival has huge problems with waste, sanitation, dealing with heat & shadow, cooling food and getting sufficient electricity. This is not unlike the challenges of a refugee camp or other big gatherings of people.
So the perspectives of solving these challenges go much beyond the festival. Therefore the solutions must not only be sustainable but also be possible to implement and upscale in other places of the world.
Watch our video with Esben Danielsen, the director of innovation at Roskilde Festival
The overall theme is sustainable living. The challenges revolve around sustainable solutions, e.g. residential and recreational spaces, garbage collection, road construction, sanitation, hygiene, refrigeration, energy, rainwater management etc. All solutions must fit for the festival and have a potential beyond the festival framework.For each challenge, associated companies, organizations and skilled people that has knowledge and interest in the solution will provide help and ideas. The solutions must be sustainable and have the potential to be used beyond the festival framework.
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Anne Katrine Heje Larsen