Will your innovation save the world – or at least one event?

Festivals and events put a huge stress on the environment. People travel to them by cars and planes. Event-goers leave mountains of plastic cups and other single-use dishes behind. The power consumption at festivals causes peaks in the statistics of energy companies. 

Oulu will be the European Capital of Culture 2026. The aim is that by then events in Northern Ostrobothnia are as carbon-neutral as possible. Companies and innovative organisations are now invited to develop solutions to challenges recognised at live events in the region.

Events and festivals are an effective test platform for innovations and gathering user experience data. The audience there spend a definite period of time in the same location, and people need food, lodging, leisure services, sanitary facilities – just as they do in their everyday lives. 

See what kind of solutions have already been tested at the events.