Stimulating Innovation through Festivals


KarTent is a temporary festival tent made entirely out of cardboard. The cardboard allows for easy recycling of the tent; when the festival is over, the tent can do directly to the paper recycling industry so that they can re-use your tent to make new cardboard products like toilet paper, schoolbooks or shoeboxes. In short: a festival organizer AND a festival goer's dream.


ICEK Systems is a leading supplier of intelligent beer and carbonic systems and is used all over the world, on big and small festivals, by small and large catering enterprises. Praised for their advanced, by ICEK patented technology, their user friendliness and their energy saving qualities.


Sanitrax is the world’s first and only patent pending, retractable, containerized mobile restroom unit, housing multiple self-contained toilets that rely on proven vacuum flush technology. A technology that saves up to 90% of the water used by conventional mobile toilets. It doesn’t get more sustainable than this.


OO!vr is something you have never experienced before. By creating a digital 360º experience, it brings you a complete new dimension of partying, from wherever you are. But not only that, it gives the organizers a new tool to solve problems right on the spot, before the festival even occurred.


Watt-Now offers a monitoring system that provides festivals with insight in its energy usage. The first step towards an event industry without diesel generators, cutting costs and saving the environment.


In2Event is a company that developed an event management system which simplyfies en digitalizes organizing events from the beginning to the end. Every aspect of organizing an event comes together in this webbased system. It makes the life of promotors easier, less stressful and clearer.

9 Waves

9Waves offers the most complete, accurate and up-to-date overview of events, subjects or brands by collecting all updates from as many as 12 social- & multimedia channels. All into one digital platform.


The festival is our playground. A perfect stage filled with creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and exciting temporary flexibility to boost innovation.

A Stage to grow

With support from Open-House, you’ll get in contact with the biggest festival network in the world. Are you ready to take the stage and build your business?


Open-House is a community of a wide variety of creative and ambitious founders with proven market potential and first customers that are looking for investors.



  • Next_Stage

    The next_stage innovation program enables new development right from the heart of the festival industry: the main stage.

  • Entrepreneur Program

    In this program we help you build and test your business. Through us you'll get connected to the biggest festival network worldwide and the best investors to support your growth.

  • Challenge Tomorrow

    Challenge Tomorrow is our breeding ground and incubator for creating solutions for societal challenges by using festivals as a testing ground.


Roland van de Lockant

Program Director Tailor-made Entrepreneur Program

Barbara Vos

Program Director Challenge Tomorrow

Wouter Tavecchio

Board Member

Alexander Beets

Board Member

Marcel Elbertse

Board Member

Paul Schurink

Energy Specialist

Stef Luetijn


Sander Bijlstra


Lyke Poortvliet


Maarten Kuijper



Duncan Stutterheim

Founder & Ambassador Open-House

With Open-House we provide talent a stage to grow.

Jeroen van Erp

Founder Fabrique

The power of Open-House lies in in the fact that it operates from a clear domain, unlike most other innovation platforms. The ‘festival as playground’ is a brilliant idea. This ensures that you can prototype in real-life, which is a great asset. The spillover opportunities are fascinating. Many of the ideas can also be applied to other fields.


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