Think Outside the Lunchbox

Create an exciting gastronomy concept and help shape the corporate campus food experience of the year 2025.

€14,500prize pool

Create an exciting gastronomy concept and help shape the corporate campus food experience of the year 2025.


Words from the Creative Guide + Special Announcement 

adidas, Freudenberg and Markas, in cooperation with atp-Architects and Hilcona, are all part of a “food think tank” and are pioneers in the field of the corporate campus food experience. Merging taste, technology and architecture, they are striving to create cutting-edge ecosystems for corporate gastronomy. In this project they have teamed up to envision the corporate campus food experience of 2025.

Introducing "Think Outside the Lunchbox"

Across all industries, leading companies are discovering that a great food experience at the workplace is a magnet and motivator for employees and new talent – giving the idea of branding corporate and social responsibility an altogether new flavor. In this project food should be seen as an extension and expression of the company and its values and as a long-term investment in employee health and well-being.


One of the world’s leading sports brands is at the forefront of this development. Their ‘World of Sports’ campus has already established a top-quality food and beverage experience for all their employees. However, adidas is looking to go one step further and re-imagine corporate catering as a whole, serving food and drinks in two big canteens (each dishing up 2000 meals a day), two cafeterias, smoothie bars and one location for testing.

With more than 45,000 employees all over the world, Freudenberg is one of the largest family-owned companies in Germany with an offer including household goods and cleaning products, automobile parts, textiles, building materials, and telecommunications. The company operates in an industrial park with more than 6000 people. In 2016 the real-estate arm of Freudenberg (Freudenberg Real Estate) started an initiative to re-position the industrial park as a modern Innovation and Learning Campus. In regard to the food and beverage infrastructure, there is one central, still traditionally operated canteen, which serves 1700 meals a day.

Markas, a family-owned business with more than 7,000 employees, offers a wide range of catering services for large establishments such as companies, hospitals, private clinics, retirement homes, universities, schools and other institutions throughout Europe. Vitality and health are at the core of all Markas dishes. Markas prepares menus in dedicated cooking centers as well as on-site, in cooperation with nutritional experts and based on customer requirements.

atp architects engineers
One of the leading integrated planners in Europe with more than 600 architects and engineers, focused on high-quality design services for the production, retail, tourism, health and real-estate industry. All of them are directly or indirectly involved with catering within their premises and atp is supporting their demands with innovative building solutions.

Based in Liechtenstein, Hilcona is a leading producer of innovative fresh convenience foods ranging from fresh-frozen pasta to a diverse vegetarian assortment. The products are ideally suited to fit gastronomy needs and developed with a clear focus on sustainability and service-orientation.



The aim of this project is to create a unique corporate food concept with an inspiring vision that defies all of today’s preconceptions about the typical food experiences at the corporate campus.

Your concepts should enthuse and excite employees, as well as provide as an attractive bonus factor that makes new talents want to work there.

Task Definition

We want you to fast forward to 2025 and show us how the food experience at the workplace will evolve.

1. Select one of the three target groups (see below) and develop a unique corporate food concept centered around their specific work environment and needs. It is of particular interest how technology (mobile technology) comes into play and will open up new customer experiences.

2. Create a concept that shows how technology, connectivity and digital services will enrich and change the eating process and the working experience as a whole – at various touchpoints before, during and after meals.

See further information as well as the project outline (see below) in the provided Project Kit. 


When looking forward to 2025, think more along the lines of Google than Star Trek. Go deep, but don’t go overboard. Your ideas should be feasible in the near future.

Target Group

1. The production worker
This employee works in shifts – around the clock. They work on fixed schedules with planned meals and breaks, and little room for flexibility because productivity must be maintained 24/7. As engineers and factory workers, efficiency and accuracy are key factors. Consider the potential challenges and opportunities that could arise in a highly efficient factory environment (i.e. timing, hygiene, relaxation and social commitment etc.) 

2. The knowledge worker
They are often highly specialized problem-solvers with a specific skillset who work independently or in groups, depending on the task. They must often find quick fixes and fast solutions. Consider the challenges that could arise in this specialized type of work environment. (i.e. higher level of health awareness, interest in sustainability, innovation, communication and gadgets, high connectivity and fast flow of information etc.) 

3. The digital nomad
These employees have a nomadic lifestyle, characterized by high flexibility and mobility (“Always on the go”). They rarely have one fixed place of work. Instead they will have several professional and private workspaces, located nationally and internationally, as well as differing responsibilities and roles. Consider the challenges that could arise in this highly flexible and demanding scenario (i.e. planning meals, selection of food, delivery of meals, mobility, different cultural settings etc.)

Further target group details:

  • tech-savvy and future-oriented
  • health-conscious and sporty
  • progressive and open to new ideas
  • focused and ambitious

Special Awards

Submit your idea before halftime feedback, on Wednesday 21st of September till 12pm (CET)! The 2 creatives with the best ideas before then will get rewarded with a brand new 13.3' MacBook Pro with Retina Display. 

We are excited to announce an additional prize, a 3D printer, that will be awarded to the creative that can showcase a day in the life of an employee in 2025 in the best and most innovative way! Please feel free to use architecture, interior design, and service design to tackle this challenge. 

*p.s. depending on your location, you may receive a monetary award of equivalent value  


  • inspiring and creative
  • engaging and exciting
  • unconventional and bold
  • comforting and relaxing

Mandatory requirements

There are no specifications as to which graphic elements, images or photographs should be used for the designs. But you should only use images:

1.for which you own the full copyright (usage rights)

2. for which you can pass on the exclusive rights to the client if necessary (please highlight the corresponding materials)

If 2. applies, please clearly highlight the third-party image material.

Required file format

1. Any format (max. 10 slides)
There is no standard format required for this project. Unleash your creativity in the form of graphics, info posters, video art or other ways you wish to share your input with the world. When creating your ideas, please do not exceed a maximum of 10 slides.

2. Project Template:
To ensure that your project is given a proper review by the client we ask that use the provided template in the Project Kit to present a 1-page overview of your idea.

Useful Links

Inspirational mood board

Legal Overview

Here is a brief overview of what is particularly important to be aware of:

1. When entering an idea for a project, jovoto as well as the client, may display, share and print it for evaluation or presentational purposes.

2. There is a three month exclusivity period:

  • in which you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media and ensure it is clearly labelled as a submission created on jovoto.
  • after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it.

3. Please ensure that you have noted any and all third party material you used - including the source where it can be found.

4. When uploading an idea you agree to jovoto's general terms of use as well as the specific project terms (see under the brief).

5. The project terms clarify rights for your upload as well as the details that go into effect if and when you are informed that someone wishes to license your design.

6. Please carefully check and review your submission and the attachments before uploading them - they can only be deleted within 24 hours.

Download material

Click on the following links to download working material and additional information related to the project.

Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

Dear designers, creatives and innovators,

You’ve been waiting for it… Halftime feedback from Adidas and co.! We sat down with the client team and had a powerful session where we reviewed your ideas and concepts, discussed the highlights and chatted about how best to further develop your ideas. I’ve broken down the feedback into the below categories:

Think radical and worldchanging

So you have scratched at the surface of what experiences and new ideas can look like in 2025, but the client would like you to take things a step further. “Radical and world changing” were two keywords that were mentioned numerous times in our meeting. We’ll encourage you to evaluate your ideas with a “big picture” outlook. Take a step back, see the broader view of the entire employee experience and build upon your ideas from this perspective, really press your minds to think “outside of the lunchbox.”

What does “food” mean at the workplace? Food is a very cultural and personal event in the home, what lessons can be learned from this experience and applied into the workplace? What would the employee experience look like if there were 2 meals a day rather than a single standard meal mid-day were accustomed to? This type of thinking is exactly what Adidas and co. are looking for!

A day in the life of an employee in 2025

Put yourself in the shoes of an employee of the future. What should this experience look like from morning until evening? From working long hours to having a stressful day, waking up early in the morning to going to sleep late, how does the infrastructure support them? Don’t forget that nutrition, food, beverage, fun, socializing, mood and so on are to be vital parts of your ideas. Consider multiple touch points throughout the typical day of an employee and structure out a concept that supports an entire day's experience. While one off or highly-specialized ideas are beneficial, the client is really looking to revolutionize a day in the life of their employees.

Create an all encompassing experience

Concept was another referenced term in our meeting, majority of the ideas are focused on singular experiences or one off solutions. Following “A day in the life of an employee in 2025” the client is keen on seeing ideas that cover the entire experience, morning till night, lunch to snacks, wellbeing to hang out/community areas. Overall experience is king: HOW does the client serve the employees, HOW does the employee experience the meal, HOW does the employee emotionally benefit from this experience. Touch on these points in your presentations to grab the attention of the client!

Space, Design and Architecture

With a strong community here of architects and designers were calling upon you! Taking all of the points above how can this experience look with respects to space and architecture? A few points from the client to help in your idea planning: the canteen space will be used as conference rooms and meeting space when not being used for dining. So multipurpose is critical to keep in mind when developing a plan and uniting spaces where you can have meetings, and same time have isolated areas for employees to relax, decompress and hang-out are on the checklist from the client.

Collaborate to bring pieces together

We mentioned in “Create an all encompassing experience” that the client wants to have ideas that touch upon an entire experience for the employee. It was suggested that there are great opportunities for you to cooperate to make these ideas incredible by working together. Combine your ideas and unite your skill(s) to benefit from each other. Perhaps you have a fantastic ambiance idea, while there is a well thought out space plan concept. Why not join efforts to create a complete experience?

Project Kit (Please be sure to review this, there are important materials here for you)
Inspiration Board

Overall the ideas are inspiring and are serving as food for thought for the client, opening new perceptions of what the experience will look like in the future. Now it’s time to kick things into high gear to build exciting, holistic and radical complete concepts. With three weeks to go we are really excited to see your updated and new ideas!

Creatively yours,


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Welcome! Justin Merino here, your creative guide for the next eight weeks for this exciting crowdstorm. For this project we have 5 major companies who all have joined together as a “food think tank," connecting two important things we all love, people and food!

To get your creative juices flowing, check out our Pinterest inspiration board. Remember when looking forward to 2025 think more along the lines of how Google has rethought our idea of office space rather than a Star Trek sci-fi experience!

Also for this project you can submit a maximum of 10 slides, so please curate and craft your concepts in a smart and well thought way.  Did you know that you can upload video to jovoto? A superb medium to showcase ideas!

And heads up! There are three “Special Incentives Award” of €1500 and a “Best Collaboration Award” of €300 to the team of creatives that work together to create a an outstanding idea.

I’m very much looking forward to working with all of you over the next 8 weeks, see you on the platform!  As always, if you have questions, want to bounce around an idea or need general support you know where to find me.

So welcome on board and good luck!

What a great challenge! Let's sharp the pencils. ;)

Just wondering, as there are 3 different target groups, can we submit more than one idea?

Here's to a super Monday!

I just wanted to remind you that there is the Pinterest Inspiration board which has a collection of tidbits for you to ponder over - have a look over to see if there is something that sparks your imagination!

Remember your ideas can range from the physical space itself to an artificial intelligence food experience.  How will technology advancements in the next ten years shape how the campus food experience can operate?

Here are some articles about the predicitons of technology over the next years:

Five Science and Technology Predictions for the Next 10 Years

9 ways technology will change within the next 10 years

10 Unbelievable Future Technologies That Will Change The World In Your Lifetime

Happy creating!

Getting prepared for halftime feedback!

The two best ideas before halftime feedback on the 21st of September have the chance to win 1 of 2 13.3' MacBook Pros with Retina Display*!

If you are new to jovoto, halftime feedback is the time when all projects that are submitted before the deadline are reviewed by jovoto and the client. During this time we collect general updates, feedback, and direction from the client to pass along to you. This advice helps you further develop your ideas and refine them to better match the brief.

So be sure to submit your ideas, designs and concepts before the 21st for your chance to win and get feedback on your ideas from the client!

*p.s. depending on your location, you may receive a monetary award of equivalent value

Awesome challenge, will give it a go!

Greetings Creatives, I had the opportunity to meet with the clients to discuss how the project is progressing and at the same time get some valuable feedback to pass along. Things are moving in the right direction and here are some tips and comments to keep the traction going!

The client would like encourage more ideas to consider the use of space and imagine how the infrastructure needs to be set up to accommodate up to 20,000 people a day. Thats a lot of food and a lot of people, a wonderful challenge where you could flex your creative solutions! Space, architecture, planning and design are all key parts to this project, so don't hesitate to explore these areas. Don't forget we've put together a great mood board over on Pinterest.

Another topic that came up was: "include a typical employee food journey from morning to evening" Now that you know there are 20,000 people a day that pass through the canteen what can this experience look like?

A final food for thought is how do "digital and stomach" come together; how does digital technology spice up/enrich the eating experience? With technology and digitization moving at lightning speed how can your idea bring it all together. You will also notice that we have uploaded Sparks and will continue to roll out a few over the course of the project.

Learn more about Sparks here.

We want you to have all the tools and resources available to help kickstart your ideas, spark that ahh ha moment and to encourage out of the box thinking. Here are a few articles, links and tidbits that I'd recommend you check out:

The Colors We EatUrban Cropping SystemCanteen Design ArchiveFuture Food Blog
5 Innovative Food Companies You Should Know About5 Major Trends Shaping What We Eat

Creatively yours, Justin

PS: When researching keep an eye out on what are the key trends that the food, technology and the design community speaking about.

Hello! The weekend is upon us and that means this is the FINAL weekend before the halftime feedback. What does this mean for you? SUBMIT SUBMIT!  Submit your idea before halftime feedback on the 21st of September to have the chance to win 1 of 2 13.3' MacBook Pros with Retina Display!

So far there have been a lot of conceptual ideas and concepts but we are also looking for architectural and interior design ideas!  To get you going on here are some references and inspirations on the subject of architecture, interior design and canteen, please take a look:

2020 Vision: The future of restaurant design
Corporate Cafeteria
These Tech Companies Probably Have a Better Office Cafeteria Than You
Cafeteria Design
DeZeen Canteens
The Coolest Workplace Cafeterias in America
The 9 Coolest Company Cafeterias and Food Perks in the Country

Really looking forward to seeing your ideas and concepts, don't forget if you want to bounce an idea around or have questions just send me a PM.


PS: Here are two other cool concepts I've come across Forkable and innit.

Reminder: Checkout our Pinterest board for inspiration, news and all things canteen! click here.

Halftime Feedback Countdown

Just a friendly reminder from your creative guide to submit your new ideas and update your exsisting ones before Sept 21 @ 12:00CET.  Why? This is your oppurtunity to get invaluable feedback from the client on how best to further develop your ideas and concepts. Need more motivation? The two best ideas will win 1 of 2 13.3' MacBook Pros with Retina Display. Cool!  So get your ideas uploaded and don't forget there is a strong focus on architectural and interior design ideas!

Still scratching for inspiration? We whipped up this blog post: 10 Innovative Workplace Designs that Inspire & Motivate - have a read.

Cheering you all on and sending you all great creative energy!


Hello Justin!!! How will the two best ideas be selected ? Directly by client ? Thanks in advance :)

Hi Kakel, the two best ideas will be chosen by vote from the client and jovoto. We'll announce the winners shortly after the halftime feedback wrap up!

Hello! can I submit an idea after sept 21? thanks!

Yes you can Laura. 21st is the time when the judges will give feedback about all the ideas submitted until then.In this contest there is also the chance of winning an Mac book pro if they like your idea by today. You can submit an idea with the basic details along with a place holder image( does not have to be exact) . Jovoto allows creatives to develop the idea over time until the contest ends or even submit ideas on the last day of the contest. The benefit of submitting before the half time feedback, is that you will have direct feedback from the client if they are interested in your idea. If u put in an idea earlier you will also get feedback and suggestions from the community.

Just a few hours left to submit your ideas and concepts before the halftime feedback window closes, @ 12:00 CET.

Can't make it in time? No worries! Stay tuned for the halftime feedback commenting, will post within the next day and put into practice the tips and direction outlined. You still have 3 weeks left until the the project closes.


Do you present a new, updated batch with all ideas to the client at the end of the submission period? I ask because i always do numerous edits as the project deadline approaches, increasing the number and positioning of slides, for example, changing titles, maybe even deleting some outdated/rethought material...

hi! wondering if mutliple submissions are allowed? also it says if we submit today and get feedback - are we then allowed to revise that proposal? if so, do we edit that original one or submit the same idea a second time? thanks!!

Breanna & Mihai ,Multiple submissions are allowed but they need to be different ideas. You can remove specific slides within 24 hours of it being uploaded. After that period you can request the guide to remove slides which you want removed. You can revise the idea any time till submission period. The half time feedback is there to help improve the ideas to make it more in line with what the client wants.

Hello creatives!

Halftime feedback has just been posted, please have a review here.

I’m super excited to announce the two winners of the halftime feedback prize:

Go with the FLOW by Kakel
This idea tackled a design and architecture challenge and the client was impressed with how this could be a basis for reconsidering the layout for the free flow of people, counter to seating layout and queuing. Kudos!

Ride Away by juanpabo2
Connectivity was the standout here, the client really was pleased with how this idea introduced not having to have a traditional canteen and can be used as well for events, special offers and so on. Bravo!

A warm thank you to all those that have submitted ideas and a welcoming invitation to all new ideas too!



So excited to have been chosen!!! A big thank you :)

PS: Individual idea feedback will be posted over the next few days!

Will all the ideas get feedback or only few of the ideas? By when can we expect them?

Greetings, the client is not able to give feedback on every single idea, as there are so many. However the halftime feedback and that with a handful of ideas should provide great insights and tips that all creatives can work into their own ideas, both old and new.

Cheers, Justin

Thanks!!! this just make my day!!! I´m very glad and thankfull to be chosen!!! I am checking out all the comments and feedback, to really take the idea to another level! thanks again :)

greetings to all people of ideas in this project

Hello!  I was poking around today on the web and came across a great write up on psfk.

"Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement" although the article covers the office in general, the message is clear and relatable to the canteen too.



With 14 days to go in the crowdstorm, we are excited to announce an additional prize. This prize will be awarded to the creative who showcases an outstanding and innovative concept of "A day in the life of an employee in 2025!"

The client and jury are excited to see your vision of a complete day at adidas HQ. Put yourself in the shoes of an employee of the future, what does this experience look like from morning until evening? From working long hours to having a stressful day, waking up early in the morning to going to sleep late, how can the infrastructure support them?

Don’t forget that nutrition, food, beverage, fun, socializing, and mood are all vital parts of your concept. Feel free to use architecture, interior design, and service design to tackle this challenge.

So what’s the prize?

The ultimate tool to help you make your ideas come alive…: A brand new Zortrax M200 3D Printer!

The jury will decide the winner and the winner will of course also eligible for any other prizes such as community and jury award. We are super excited to see a day in the life of a future employee!

Creatively yours,


Hello, do we get feedback on the ideas we developed ? It would be nice to understand why we're going in the right or wrong direction. Thanks.

Hello Emeline, your question was asked a bit above here in the feed but happy to fill you in.

The client is not able to give feedback on every single idea, as there are so many. However with the halftime feedback and that with a handful of ideas that received comments that should provide great insights and tips that all creatives can work into their own ideas, both old and new.

In addition I'd suggest to study thoroughly the brief, halftime feedback and all comments here under the brief. There are many important points, tips, references, and resources to help you along the way.

As always you're welcome to be in touch directly with me to chat about your idea, just send me a PM.

Cheers, Justin

Hello jovotans,

Conceptual projects such as this one we know can be more challenging than usual. This is why we need your help!

We have a handful of great ideas but we are not where we want and believe we could be yet. Therefore, we have decided to extend the Crowdstorm one additional week to give you more time to work on this challenge. I also want to share a few insights for what the client is really looking for as well as some visual inspirations that will hopefully spark that AHH HAA moment!

Click here to watch. ►


PS: Don't forget to check out your canteen menu here.

Hello,as you montined this à huge challenge but there many thing missing her. What are you looking for exactly, are you looking for a new design for a canteen exterior and interior plus all thé technology,if it is so you must vive us thé place ,where it is going to bé built and thé surface,what are thé limits, for what company, or thé campus existe and you want to réaménagé it so it can hold many employé Saïd that there are three kind of employee,do they all eat in one campus,how many employee should eat,

Hello oenix, thanks for posting your question, however you will find an answer for almost all of your questions in the brief and halftime feedback. Scroll up on the page and have a look.

Best of luck to you!

Thank you for not taking my questions seriously

Hello again oenix, we put great effort in preparing a comprehensive brief, halftime feedback and for this project two videos. I'm confident if you read/watched thoroughly the materials you'd find your answers. Likewise have a look at your fellow creatives projects that are top rated for further direction.

If you still need support feel free to send me a PM.


Feedback & Rating

Your feedback counts!  Supporting your fellow creatives is key on the jovoto platform, we encourage you to help each other out with commenting on ideas.  Have a suggestion, tip or insight? Go ahead and share!  We even have a 200€ prize for the best feedback.  Also while you review and browse through ideas be sure to rate and cast your vote, just look for the "RATE THIS ☆☆☆☆☆" section on the top right of each project.

Thank you on behalf of the entire jovoto community!

Dear Community!

In the last 6 months, you have solved more complex challenges than ever before on jovoto. We've been so impressed by your ability to develop new business models for Mercedes-Benz, innovative services for Deutsche Bank and the next big thing for the food & beverages industry. We are confident that you will show adidas, Freudenberg & more how their employees could experience food in 2025. We also understand that complex challenges like this one sometimes require more time, which you now have a bit more of!

YOU have done it before and we know YOU can do it again, let's give adidas & co a glimpse into their future!

Also, check out THIS VIDEO with Justin for good insights, direction and inspiration! :)

Looking forward to follow the process for another 11 days. Let's go Go GO!

Best, Olof

Update from the client & the jovoto team

Wanted to let you know I meet with the client yesterday to chat about the project and ideas, happy to say that they are very pleased and intrigued with the ideas and concepts as well with the overall refreshed direction the crowdstorm is heading - bravo everyone! I asked for some insights on advice they would give to you this last week to further develop your idea, curious what they had to say?

Well you've heard this before but "A day in the life" was at top of the list.  Whether you have a submitted an idea already or are still brainstorming, really dig deep about how your idea effects the employee 24/7.  A solid and well presented employee experience day to night really gets the attention of the clients.  Radical, but how radical?  Think Outside the Lunchbox radical!  Stretch the boundaries and the status quo, show adidas & co. what YOU believe the canteen experience should be in 2025.  Not a graphic design guru? Don't sweat it!  The client is happy as well to read your theory and text ideas, jot them down!

2025 is 9 years away, that is a fact.  Let me take you back to 2006 for a second... + Internet Explorer dominated all computers.
+ Facebook opened its doors to the world.
+ Widgets were set to be the next best thing, nope.
+ Gnarls Barkley became the first act to reach No1 on the basis of downloads alone, meaning this was compared vs CD (those shiny discs) sales.

Why am I mentioning this? Simply to remind you how vastly things have progressed, changed, morphed and evolved over the past 10 years. 

Now your turn!  We're standing by for your new ideas, updates and idea developments. Cheers,

Justin, your creative guide.

PS: Here are highlighted ideas that were brought up during our chat, have a look and see what lessons you can apply to your concepts!

CULINARIUMCibusSmartFoodoasisHolistic FoodperienceOThink inside the Box!Go with the FLOWfood clusterRide AwayBOXBIO'RYTHM  

Happy Sunday Greetings!

Just a friendly reminder this crowdstorm wraps up 2 days, so if you have any last minute ideas, updates or questions be sure to get them in before the deadline.


Hi Justin. how to delete previous uploaded docs? it seems I have no delete button.

Thanks Justin! I thought it was a bug

A little more than 24 hours to go! Now's the time to put the finishing touches on your ideas, update your projects, complete descriptions and fine tune anything you have been waiting for.

Good luck and go go go :)


Welcome to the finish line creatives!  A big thank you on behalf of the Adidas & co. team and all of us here at jovoto, it's been a real pleasure to see all your ideas and concepts come in.

Now please take a moment and VOTE, remember to give other ideas your fairest ratings. If you can take a few moments of your time, we thank you in advance for rating as many ideas as possible, this way we end up with the fairest results. With your ratings, you decide who wins the community awards, place 1-20!

Now go out and ROCK THE VOTE :)


Fun project :) So many cool ideas were submitted in the last week!!! Can't wait to check all of them :)

Just two days left to cast your votes and rate your fellow creatives ideas!

Hello everyone, Today a new idea was published! This project is closed for 5 days! With all due respect to the author, does anyone know why this happens seriously?! I had an idea for this project, but couldn't submit it in time :( I thought "voting only period" means just that. No one told me exceptions are made. I will be glad to know the details, could I finish my idea and submit it tomorrow?

Another one was also published Thursday, 2 days after the finish.....weird

Greetings jorkuff, thanks for bringing up a good question. There are very rare exceptions where an idea can be posted after the deadline. You will notice there are two for this project that came in after. While it's unfortunate the site was having trouble at the deadline time this was for a "good" reason. There were too many users uploading at the site and others were getting error messages which blocked them from uploading.

We do encourage though that creatives post their ideas early on and work on developing them throughout the course of the project, this can ensure your idea is part of the project. This project was 9 weeks long so we're hopeful all those that had the time participated.

Thanks for your understanding and hope to see you on the next project.

Hello Justin, Thanks for answering. I can understand those motives only if the authors contacted jovoto before the deadline and provided the files soon afterwards. 2 days later is so-so, but 5 days later is too late in my opinion. Potentially, whoever is late will be able to check all other ideas and use that in his/her favor, which is not fair. As I said, I can only accept that explanation if the files for both late ideas were submitted to jovoto very soon after the deadline and for some reason you uploaded them so much later. That is understandable, nothing else - as you said, the project was 9 weeks and that should be valid for everyone!

I'm now aware that last posted idea was ready before the deadline and its author wasn't able to submit it because of technical errors on the platform, but contacted jovoto minutes after it. The big delay came from other factors I guess, not authors fault. If all that was mentioned somewhere by someone, be it here in the brief or at idea's description or comments, there wouldn't be need for current discussion. Guides better explain problems and solutions in advance publically instead of taking silent measures, it would only increase jovoto reputation to be fair and honest place to work. Everyone will understand straight reasons.

Happy to hear you are satisfied, as mentioned there are rare hiccups that occur and while it's not a fool proof system it is one that is cared for and executed with much thought and integrity by the jovoto team.

See you on the next project!

Few hours left to vote

If you havent yet now is the time to make your vote count!   Contribute to your fellow creatives and the jovoto community by rating the ideas, your votes determine the community prizes and help make the jovoto platform what it is.  7 more hours to go before the rating period closes...

We thank you for taking the time to vote :)

We made it to the finish line!

A big high five to all those that voted/rated ideas - you rock! Whats next?

Now we'll get busy with the rating monitoring phase and winner selection process. Anything else?

Yes! This week I will be presenting your ideas to the Jury Team - cool huh? The jovoto team is putting together a workshop where we'll present ideas, discuss findings and select the jury award winner.

Stay tuned, I'll be back with updates before you know it.

PS: Thanks again to all those who contributed ideas and concepts to this project, its been swell.

Hello friends! As promised I'm back fresh from the jury meeting and happy to share with you all the great take aways.  The jury, jovoto team and I had a wonderful workshop to review all of these superb ideas and concepts.  The jury and client was very enlightened and interest was indeed peaked after diving deep into the projects.  Again, a job well done to all of you and thank you for making this crowdstorm such a success.

It's time to announce the jury winner, community prizes, special "A day in the life" prize, as well to close up this great project! I know that I'm excited to see what the food and canteen experience will be like in 10 years, just around the corner, huh?

First up, Jury Award winner.  The jury unanimously choose Ride Away as their favourite idea. Congratulations juanpabo2, your idea and concept not only won the halftime feedback but also your idea evolution since then was a stand out.  adidas and co. were very excited about your idea and you have every right to celebrate the award! Who knows, perhaps Ride Away will be seen on a campus in the future!

Following is our Best Newcomer Award and a Honorable Mention from the jury.  This goes to Barborastredova and her idea CULINARIUM.  The jury was captivated how your idea was really out of the box and wasn't about "food or space."  What a super welcome to the jovoto platform!

Cibus is the recipient of the Special Incentives award, the best "A Day in the Life" presentation special prize.  Italo Monteiro & Lucas da Silva enjoy your new 3D printer!

Up next a super congratulations to all of our top 20 Community Prize winners. Check out the ranks to see who is a winner.

Now we’d like to give the Collaboration Award to Ioan-Catalin Ralea-Toma and mariya_vasileva for their great collaboration on their Thematic Ambience idea. Bravo!

The Feedback Award goes to: Frank Calberg. Thanks for taking the time to share your insights and lend a helping hand.  Fellow creative feedback is vital and really help's the creatives build upon their ideas.

The Fairest Rater Award: tinanvale. A big thank you for contributing your fair ratings to fellow creators! You rock!

Surely I didn't forget everyone else, the crowdstorm couldn't happen without the contributions from the entire community, so THANK YOU.

Cheers and see you on the platform.

Justin Merino, your creative guide.

Wow. That's super exciting, guys! We're very glad you guys liked our 'a day in the life' presentation. Diamond says 'Woof Woof!'(thank you, all!) <3

Wow! congrats! I knew it this will be possible in 2025. take a look on slyce mit start up for the technology today it seems actionable

No way!!!!!! :) I am supper excited and have no words to describe how happy I am at the momment! I just want to say! I enjoyed just a little bit to much!!!! working on this project and dreaming about the future of food, architecture and technology and I dream to see not soo far away the first prototypes of this concept!!! Finally I want to thank Jovoto for allowing us to take part in all the amazing project available in the platform! and all the incredible and hard work they put to ensure collaboration and merit as the principles that guide crowdstorming! :)

A well deserved win! Very happy for you & wishing you continued success.

Your project rocks, Juan! Congrats!

Congratulations, guys :)

Congratulations! :)


Congratulations to all winners or not - Great contest !!


Congratulations to all the winners. The jury should be FAiR next time, and not allow old guys which know how it works steal the winning places, i can see how this site plays just like a company, and how personal views interfere with the community fairness. This is dangerous for the ones like me, full of good ideas and concepts, and overall brainstorming guys, which can see here the same "elders get all the winnings" scheme here too.... I hope that in the future you will be more people-centered rather than the old "money is the most important/money first people second" approach. Justin, you dissapointed me on this one!

Don't lose hope. Let the bird fly someday someone may recognize your worth of creative designs. Veterans knows the rope and tecniques to finally nail the win on this platform. One loophole on this is the voting, what if those winning ideas never vote or grade all concept? but again it's a competition better do it best and always pursue it even losing. Champions but never love by product users. it's like apple company users love their products vs Linux users loving it because of freedom in bringing beyond innovation.

Hello Mihai, 

Sorry to hear that you are unpleased with the process and outcome, hopefully I can share some insights with you that help you along the way of your jovoto journey.  First jovoto is a creative and innovative platform where creatives get unparalleled access to clients and projects that otherwise wouldnt reach the masses.  With that in mind creatives, yourself, play the biggest role in your success.  Seeing yourself as a mini-creative business and what goes along with that might be eye opening in terms of work quality reflection, skills, brief interpretation, research, and the like.

My role as freelance creative guide is to guide the entire project and offer feedback/input to creatives.  It would be impossible and unfair if I were to assist, collaborate and direct rather than guide.  So you can appreciate my role is top level in terms of helping creatives understand the brief and client feedback.  What jovoto has put in place is a great creative brief, halftime feedback, fellow creative feedback and voting system, video briefs and of course built the community platform for you to explore and learn.  All of which are made available to all creatives.

Good sportsmanship is also big part of any contest platform and while the vote doesnt always go the way you want I believe jovoto has a strong & fair democratic rating system in place.  It's worth mentioning that almost half of the winners, both jury and community are first time winners - so I have to disagree there that the wins all went to elders.  If you do though want to learn the more strategic "why" these creatives continue to win I'd suggest to study and research their projects.  See how they ideate, develop an idea from the beginning to end, incorporate client feedback and produce winning results.  We've highlighted on our blog two such creatives: 

Creative Spotlight: Lessons From Oxelot, a jovoto Veteran With Over 580 Submitted Ideas
**[Creative Spotlight: How Alex Creates Ideas that Clients Love & License & Earned 35K+

We hope to see you on other projects, continue to develop your ideas and of course if you have any other concerns send me a PM.

Creatively yours,

Congratulations to the winners! At the end it turned out that the client just wanted new canteen interior with nice renderings. Nothing really radical... I saw also some interesting fresh ideas for this project and that's nice. It's the first time for me to participate and I wasn't really aware of rating process and stuff. My impression is that projects submited earlier in the timeframe has some advantage and my suggestion for the people in charge is to disable preview before dead line. Also I didn't like that extra week because some were in the rush to meet deadline and maybe that week more would help them to deliver slightly better projects if that was earlier anounced. At the end it's all in the first visual impression, right? I also don't like violation of rules. 10 boards max is not 40 or so. Last but not least, I would like to thank for inviting me to this platform and I will try to participate in future. Probably I wouldn't have the oportunity to work for adidas in some other place.

It is indeed a pity that the end product needed to manifest in a pretty looking space with funky seating arrangements and colorful cladding. My problem with this is that it all needed to be hypothetical- an imagined context instead of a shell/ scenario to work from. If we had received some context, it would've been much richer and well thought through, as opposed to filling up a random void with seemingly different seating types.

@Nenad I totally agree with you about rating process, 10 docs max violation, and ofcourse some few bugs.

At leas everyone can hope that all ideas was presented and real evaluated by Adidas, Freudenerg, Markas etc.

Destra don't be so sure, if you were lied by someone once, chances are you were lied multiple times, and will be lied to in the future, if the liar doesn't change.... least what i think. As for the projects, ive said it and will say it over and over: find a wsy that every jovotan eith an original, functional idea to get remunerated. For example Adidas and the other 4 or 5 BIG companies could of given much more than just 14500€ as the project s prize pool. Instead of the jovoto staff making PR schemes to calm us down after they screwed up in a big way, mtiple contests, they could use their skill on the client to put more money on the tae, and averyone who works to be paid, if the work is really theirs. Not like the stolen WINNING designs in Victorinox contest

i´m just wondering why the Community Prize winners are not marked as winners and also not marked the winning ideas on their personal portfolio.......... ?

Updated! All community prize winners are marked and have the badge :)

OKI - Tks. ............. :-)

I can ask about the criteria of the community prize, because i am confused how the projects were got this prize. What criteria did we base to evaluate? Thanks,

Dear Hung,

Sorry for the late reply, we've somehow missed your comments. The Community Prizes are based on how you (the community) vote.

Does that answer your question? More on our prizes here:

Cheers, Diana

Hi, Congratulations to individual/team won the competitions. I have had same thoughts with some above comments. Firstly, the project getting first prize contains 40 slides whilst the requirement of submission is only around 10 slides. Secondly, what is the criteria to evaluate community prizes. I also thought that theses prizes would be based on a number of votes of the readers. I have no ideas with prizes and winners, however, the organisers should show criteria from the beginning or have explanations clearly. Maybe, the prizes are not persuasible. Thank you!


I wanted to let you all know that we have a crowdstorm called Design ForeWork running right now that you might be interested in.

Our partners are looking for problems, solutions, technologies, and user experiences that might exist in the workspace of 2025. Check it out for your chance to get flown to Berlin, and present your ideas to major brands like WIRED, adidas, Volkswagen, and more!

Let us know if you have any questions.

Justin "You don't change the world by doing what you're told," according to Joi Ito, the director of MIT's Media Lab.

Dears, I just wanted to give you a heads-up about a project that might interest you future thinkers :)

We are now running a crowdstorm where you can come up with a future scenario on how our electricity supply could look like in the future. It's really open how you interpret it: technical feasibility and other hurdles do not play a role! So you have total freedom to visualize your very own utopian scenario.

Check out more infos from the Brief here

I am looking forward to see your ideas too!


Project terms

The following Project Terms are the legal basis for your participation in this Crowdstorm.

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea.

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client. From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the Crowdstorm is completed if they decide to license your idea.

In §5 you will find important points on what you will be held responsible for (like respecting copyrights and clearly marking all third party material in your submission).

1.    Scope

1.1    These project terms supplement the Terms of Use for creatives and apply to public projects in terms of section 3.1.1 of the Terms of Use. Definitions contained in the Terms of Use also apply to the context of these project terms. Public projects may be viewed by everyone. All registered creatives may submit ideas for such projects provided they accept these project terms.

1.2    By submitting an idea to a project, the creative accepts the terms of use and these project terms.

2.    Right to be Named as Author

By accepting these project terms and the terms of use, the creative waives any right to be named as author if the client wishes this when licensing the creative's idea. As long as the client does not purchase the idea, jovoto will ensure that the creative is named as author.

3.    Granting Rights of Use to jovoto


By submitting an idea to a project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 3 to jovoto.

3.1    Even when participating in a project or submitting an idea, the creative still retains the right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use his own idea for the purpose of self-promotion provided he observes the rights of third parties, in particular those of the client. This does not apply to the first three months following the end of the submission phase of a project. During this period, the creative is not permitted to use his idea in any other manner. The client's trademarks and other related rights may only be used if and when the client explicitly allows this for the performance of the competition.

3.2    jovoto wishes to point out explicitly that participation in a project and/or submission of an idea does not confer on the creative any right to use material of jovoto or the client. In particular, participation in a project does not give the creative any right to use the logo or other materials belonging to the project sponsor (client) or to third parties. This does not apply in cases where the project terms or the project briefing call for other arrangements.

3.3    The creative submitting an idea to a project grants to jovoto non-exclusive transferable rights, without restriction on time, space or content, to use the idea, including associated creative works and any comments submitted therewith to the extent required for the operation of the platform. In particular, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make every comment and/or idea and the associated works on the platform accessible to third parties and to make any reproductions necessary for this purpose. The creative grants to jovoto the right to edit the works in question in order to present them more favorably on the website.

3.4    In addition, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make comments and/or the idea and the associated works publicly accessible for the purpose of presentation beyond the confines of the project, for example in the jovoto newsletter or in its blog, to distribute them and to edit them, in particular to create and present summaries or individual pictures of videos and texts, scaled-down versions of photographs ('thumbnails') etc.

3.5    Furthermore, the creative grants to jovoto the non-exclusive right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use the ideas and associated works in any medium for the purpose of communicating and promoting the project and/or ideas submitted to the project. To this end, jovoto may reproduce the ideas and associated works, distribute, edit, rearrange them, make them publicly accessible, broadcast and publicly play them in other ways, whereby this includes in particular making them available or broadcasting them by transmitting the content to fixed or mobile terminal devices of other creatives as part of automated subscription services (push services) or download services (pull services) (e.g. by podcast, RSS feed, Atom feed, XML interface or other technologies). The parties to this agreement consider the right of public reproduction also to include, in particular, the right to render the idea and associated works on the website using methods to play back audio and video data that can be received and simultaneously played by creatives (streaming), including the possibility of configuring the stream in such a way that the broadcast data can be stored by the recipient. In order to document the project and/or to promote the platform, jovoto may in particular include the creative's idea, alone or together with the ideas of other creatives, in a catalog of ideas, which will be made available to the client on conclusion of a project, and which it may reproduce as a different form of print publication and distribute (including as poster), where this serves as an appropriate form of publication for the platform, present at trade fairs (in particular in the form of banners, posters, video clips), make accessible as "best cases" on the platform, also in conjunction with other projects, or make generally publicly available, include in press releases or make available to third parties in the course of normal public relations work (for example for external press reports in journals).

3.6    In order to secure the greatest possible level of awareness and reach for the creative's ideas, the creative additionally grants to jovoto the right to publish the creative's ideas, and/or to have them published, on websites of external providers, to make the reproductions required for this and to transfer the individual works (i.e. the corresponding files) to the relevant third party, and/or to grant these providers technical access to the ideas for the above-mentioned purposes, including the right to reproduce the ideas for inclusion in their own websites. In order to achieve the aims mentioned in this sub-section, jovoto may use popular, established technical methods (e.g. embedded functions). The creative therefore consents to the relevant third-party provider adopting the works in question and also publishing them.

3.7    The creative will receive no monetary recompense for granting the aforementioned rights of use to jovoto. In return for being granted the rights, jovoto will present the creative's ideas on the platform and will give him the opportunity to sell his ideas to third parties or to jovoto and to participate with his ideas in projects.

3.8    In technical terms, the platform is a highly complex system with a large number of links. The content of creatives builds on from different user content and is cross-linked with it in many ways, etc. In addition, as a platform for creative services, the platform must provide a high degree of transparency and traceability – also covering the possibility of investigating or searching through events set in the past. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 3 is therefore irrevocable and extends beyond any end to the user agreement. Content submitted by the creative to the platform can therefore remain accessible on the platform even after this license agreement terminates or the creative is no longer a user of the platform for other reasons.

3.9    jovoto also endeavors wherever possible to allow the creative every freedom to exploit his ideas vis-à-vis third parties. Within the scope of projects the creative may, where applicable, have the opportunity to subject his idea to open content licensing terms (such as Creative Commons licensing). Whether and to what extent this is to apply in an individualproject (including the relevant details) will be specified in the briefing. The creative must in all cases explicitly indicate the use of third-party materials, including those that are subject to open licensing.

3.10    The aforementioned provisions apply accordingly for performance provided by a creative that cannot be registered or protected (e.g. draft concepts). At the same time, the performance provided by a creative is also deemed to have been rendered even if it cannot be registered or protected (e.g. as patent, brand or copyright) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

4.    Granting Rights of Use to the Client


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 4 to the client. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4.2 ff. is subject to the condition precedent that the client decides to acquire the creative's idea.

4.1    By participating in a project, the creative grants to the client the non-exclusive right of use, without restriction on content, time or space, to present his ideas and works as such outside of advertising campaigns or in order to promote the project, alone or together with the ideas and works of other creatives participating in the project, in any medium. Moreover, the creative grants to the client the right to use the ideas and works for the purpose of internal and external market research and for preparing the acquisition of the exclusive rights of use to the ideas and works. This may require the distributing and making the ideas and works publicly accessible, limited to the aforementioned purposes.

4.2    By accepting this license agreement, the creative grants to jovoto, subject to the condition precedent of the client's decision to acquire the corresponding rights from jovoto, rights of use to the idea that the creative has submitted to a project, together with all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, and to elements protected by copyright, design and performance protection rights associated with the idea (hereinafter referred to collectively as "works"), for exploitation in all known and unknown manners of utilization, in particular to the extent detailed below. This includes in particular – also in cases where rights arise at a later date – the exclusive, transferable right, unrestricted by content, time and space, and capable of being sub-licensed in parts, to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, irrespective of whether for payment or not, to distribute them, exhibit, rent out, to publicly render, in particular present, perform, display, make publicly accessible, broadcast, relay via cable or other systems (cable rebroadcasting), reproduce through video or audio medium, to make public via screen, loudspeaker or any other technical device, programs already broadcast or recordings made on the basis of public transmissions or to reproduce in any other intangible form, to edit and rearrange as well as to publish and use any such edited or rearranged form.

4.3    The aforementioned rights of exploitation for commercial or promotional purposes include in particular:

4.3.1    The right to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any tangible and/or intangible, digital or analog, form, e.g. through reprography or transfer to analog media (e.g. packaging, promotional material, advertisements, placards, books, stickers, printouts, pictures, illustrated books, books, comics, leaflets, flyers, photographs, photocopies, photo-mechanical processes, posters, magazines, newspapers), through digitalization or any other form of digital storage and to temporarily and/or permanently store on any other known type of data, video and/or video/audio media such as diskette, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Audio, Super Audio CD, audio cassette, vinyl record, MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, Flash Card, Smart Card, Secure Digital Card, memory stick, MiniDisc, DAT, hard disk, server, proxy server, USB stick and/or via transmission in the Internet or other data networks or through transmissions or in database systems; in particular this also includes the right to use the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea for company-internal and -external presentations, in company-internal media such as intranet, PowerPoint presentations and for the creation and distribution of advertisements in print media and in electronic, especially online, means of advertising;

4.3.2    The right to distribute or put into circulation the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea in any known way and on all physical analog and digital media independently or in combination with other works, especially in support of a product, and/or to offer these to third parties, in particular to rent and lend out irrespective of the distribution channel and the embodiment, in particular through distribution of the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea on the aforementioned digital or analog media via wholesalers, resellers or retailers, mail order and irrespective of whether by remote sale, electronic transaction, free transfer or free distribution;

4.3.3    The right to transfer the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any known technical manner and to make them known, and in particular accessible to the public. This includes, in particular, the fact that the idea and the associated works may be stored in digital form in a data processing system from which they may then be retrieved by third parties 'on demand' as a stream or download or any other form as digital signal via wired or wireless media and/or transmitted there with the consequence that the stored data are transferred to the receiving device of the third party where they may be decoded after storage, intermediate storage or immediately, i.e. converted into text, images and/or sounds and made visible or audible. The idea and the associated works may also be made available to the third party in such a manner that he/she may store the idea and the works contained therein and/or parts thereof in his/her receiving device and may access them there repeatedly. Interactive use by way of on demand is characterized by the ideas stored in digital form being made available to members of the public who are not present at the source of where they are made available, and being made available in such a way that members of the public have access to them and can request their transmission at independent times and places even if transmission of the works to third parties takes place at a later point in time than at the one requested. The online right of use exists independently of the form of transmission chosen by the client or its licensees for the use of the protected material and includes, for example, interactive or non-interactive online systems, electronic databases, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks and platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, XING, Google+, LinkedIn or Facebook, Apps, IRC or news, file sharing or application service providing;

4.3.4    The right to send or forward the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, to third parties irrespective of whether in 'analog or digital' form whether via data networks in the form of subscription or download services (e.g. by streaming, video-on-demand, near-video-on-demand, podcasting, webcasting, simulcasting, IPTV, mobile TV, push services (such as RSS feed, XML interface, etc.) and pull services of all kinds) or via traditional modes of transmission such as public or private broadcast, rebroadcast and repeat broadcast via radio, television and similar systems of communication and reception, electromagnetic waves, electronic devices, wire, cable, satellite, antenna systems, digital means of communications and other technical equipment, whether via the client's own means of transmission or via public or private broadcast companies;

4.3.5    The right to publish the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, first in any desired form at the point in time of the client's choosing irrespective of whether on any type of tangible media or in intangible form (e.g. on the Internet), irrespective of whether independently or in combination with other content such as a collection or multimedia work or as part of an encyclopedia;

4.3.6    The right to commercially exploit the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, through the manufacture and sale of goods of all types (e.g. dolls, toys, stuffed animals, sports articles, household, bathroom and kitchen items, garments, printed matter including comics, sound storage media, headgear, buttons) and/or to exploit the media listed and described in this sub-section, the marketing of services of all types using the circumstances, names, titles, figures, illustrations or other relationships related to the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, including the right to exploit the idea fully or in part through the production and sale of games/computer games, including interactive computer games, and/or other multi-media productions and/or other forms of work and to promote goods and services of any kind using such elements or through edited or unedited excerpts from videos ("merchandising right");

4.3.7    The right to modify, edit, combine, arrange the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any manner, especially through correction and translation into any other language, through extension, conversion, augmentation, adaptation, complementing, through inclusion in databases or by the creation of collected works, through the substitution of images and figures, through changes to the characters of figures, or allowing such actions to be undertaken by third parties, and to publish, exploit, or have published and exploited, the edited or rearranged works in any of the ways described in the above provisions.

4.3.8    The rights granted exist irrespective of the technology used as the basis for the use of the right. In particular, the granting / transfer of rights of use are not bound to the form of data transmission (analog or digital), to the means of data transmission currently used or to the type of end-user receiving device. The client is especially entitled to allow this access via any type of equipment or device that is technically able to call up and/or represent the content provided. Access can be effected in particular with the aid of fixed devices (e.g. personal computer, set-top box for digital TV or Internet terminal) and mobile terminal devices, especially mobile telephones (via WAP, SMS, i-mode and any future standards), smartphones, electronic organizers, so-called personal digital assistants (based on operating systems such as Stinger, EPOC, Palm OS, Windows CE/Pocket PC), in particular via wired connections (telephone networks, TV cable networks, ISDN, DSL, Internet fixed line, etc.), via wireless connections (wireless local loop, satellite, radio [in particular DVB-H], mobile telephone networks [GSM, CDMA, HSCSD, GPRS, 3G, UMTS], wireless LAN) or in the process of synchronization with other electronic devices (e.g. via cable and network connection, Bluetooth or infra-red) and on the basis of various transmission standards and presentation formats (e.g. TCP/IP, SMS, MMS, EMS, PMS, smart messages, DVB, HTML, WML, cHTML, e-mail) in all online services, data and (tele-) communications networks, in particular the Internet.

The client is to be able to use the idea fully and exclusively on a permanent basis and to exploit it commercially, in particular for advertising purposes and across all media.

4.4    In addition to, and above and beyond, the above provisions, it is agreed that, if the creative has created a computer program, only the client will be entitled to exercise any proprietary rights to the computer program after the transfer of rights by jovoto.

4.5    Following the transfer of rights, the client is entitled at its own discretion and without the separate agreement of the creative, to transfer the rights listed in section 4 to third parties or to allow third parties to exercise such rights irrespective of whether in the original form or in an edited form. This applies independently of the content and scope of the license terms agreed with the relevant third party, i.e. irrespective of whether through the transfer of the exclusive right of use or through the assignment of individual or several fully inclusive or non-exclusive rights of use limited with regard to content and/or time and/or space.

4.6    The above provisions also apply in the event that the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, have been combined with third-party protected material. If a collective creative work with shared copyright ownership has resulted from the combination of the works with other protected material, the creative herewith agrees to the exploitation of the collective work to the extent specified by the above provisions.

4.7    The use of material covered by open access or open content licensing terms for the development and creation of the project idea is prohibited, irrespective of whether this is done by the creative or third parties. The creative warrants that he will not use such material.

4.8    The idea will also remain visible on the platform even after being sold to the client. It will however be marked as 'sold (e.g. as 'Client's Choice').

4.9    The creative waives his right to be named as author in the exploitation of the idea. jovoto will work towards persuading the client that the creative's authorship should be acknowledged as author and that he should be named as such in accompanying material in cases where it is not possible to achieve such mention on specimens of the work.

4.10    Where the creative has used material and/or works of third parties in the course of developing and submitting the idea (for example photographs from publicly accessible databases, fonts, sample texts or similar), he also grants to jovoto and to the client rights of use to this third-party material and to these third-party works in accordance with the provisions of section 4.10. The sole exception to this are those parts of the idea that have been identifiably used for illustrative purposes and are marked as such components used solely for illustrative purposes and are explicitly titled as "SAMPLE" or "SPECIMEN" in the idea. Third-party materials and third-party works that are not marked as such will be treated as if they were the creative’s own works.

4.11    The condition precedent for the granting of rights in accordance with section 4 will be deemed to have been met when the client has made the decision to acquire the rights to an idea of the creative as specified in section 4, the client has informed jovoto of this in writing and jovoto has accordingly informed the creative in writing. jovoto will grant the license rights to the idea to the client immediately after the condition precedent becomes effective and the creative has been informed.

4.12    jovoto will immediately inform the creative in writing in cases where the client desires a direct license of rights from the creative. The creative and the client can then reach an agreement on the scope of the rights granted – if necessary with jovoto as mediator. jovoto will provide a specimen agreement on request.

4.13    The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4 remains unaffected by the termination of the contractual relationship between the creative and jovoto and the underlying terms of use.

4.14    The aforementioned provisions apply accordingly for performance provided by a creative that cannot be registered or protected (e.g. draft concepts). At the same time, the performance provided by a creative is also deemed to have been rendered even if it cannot be registered or protected (e.g. as patent, brand or copyright) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

5.    Creative's Guarantee, Indemnity

5.1    The creative guarantees that he has developed all ideas, and works associated with the ideas together with the individual elements, himself, and that he is the owner of all rights that are necessary in order to grant the rights of use in accordance with sections 3 and 4 and to meet any other applicable conditions. The creative also guarantees that his ideas and associated works are free of any third-party rights.

5.2    The creative also guarantees that he will not submit or offer any content, in particular ideas or work samples, that encroach upon the rights of third parties or where content is ineligible in accordance with the above provisions. The creative must check whether his ideas and the associated works infringe the rights of third parties. Indications for such contractual infringements are given when, in particular,

5.2.1    Works subject to copyright, e.g. graphics, videos, photos or text (even when edited or alienated, unless the original can no longer be identified), are used that were not created by the creative himself;

5.2.2    The ideas contain performances subject to copyright or related rights such as live recordings of concerts, plays, circus performances, etc., or parts thereof, or include other performances protected by other related rights such as television programs (including opening and closing sequences);

5.2.3    Third parties have collaborated on the production of the content in such a way that they are able to acquire ancillary copyright, for example for recording, direction, editing, sound engineering, camerawork, etc. unless the persons in question have agreed to the exploitation of the idea created with their collaboration on the platform;

5.2.4    The content includes personal or other sensitive information about individuals or groups of people, unless the necessary consent and/or exploitation rights have been obtained by the creative;

5.2.5    Third parties are portrayed in photographs or videos in such a way that they play a major role in terms of their significance for the photo/video, unless the creative has obtained their explicit consent to the scene and to the exploitation of the results on the platform.

5.3    The creative also guarantees that he is not prevented by any contract of employment or other such agreement from contributing the relevant idea and participating with it in a project.

5.4    The creative will indemnify jovoto from any claims that third parties may assert against jovoto for infringement of their rights as a result of the ideas submitted by the creative. jovoto will inform the creative of any such assertion in writing immediately. The creative will make every effort to support jovoto in preparing a suitable defense. The creative will assume all costs incurred by jovoto in this connection, including reasonable costs for a legal defense. The creative is entitled to prove that the actual costs incurred by jovoto were lower than those claimed.

5.5    The same applies in the event of claims asserted by third parties when the creative infringes legal positions of third parties, in particular trademark rights or personal rights, or other legal provisions (such as prohibitions contained in the Act Against Unfair Practices – UWG) through the subject of the content, irrespective of the authorship thereof.