In the fall of 2005, Maarten Gielen and Tristan Boniver set out to share Rotor research and learn from the experiences of other creators. They launched Looplab: a laboratory for young designers exploring the potential of industrial leftovers in their work. Based on their portfolios, 10 designers were selected to partake in a six-week workshop during which they had full access to the Rotor database. They had to design a product that made sense, using materials from the database. A one-week exhibition wrapped up the workshop.

The selected designers were Christelle Englebert, Thomas Mendl, Liv Quackels, Kristel Dewulf, Charlotte Lancelot, Mathias Vandenbulcke, Christiane Hoegner, Lien Robin, and Mia Schmallenbach.