Frequently Asked Questions

ISPO Collaborators Club

General
What is the ISPO Collaborators Club?
What is the ISPO Collaborators Club?

ISPO Collaborators Club is a platform on which passionate athletes test and develop new innovative products together with brands from the sports industry.
In this way, we ensure that sports enthusiasts can participate in the development of future products, that their opinions are heard in the right place in companies, and that their ideas are thus incorporated into the creation of new products. Through their feedback and creative ideas, they can actively participate in the development of new products.

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Will my data be used for advertising purposes and passed on to third parties?
Will my data be used for advertising purposes and passed on to third parties?

No, the data will not be passed on to third parties. Here you can find the current privacy policy. Should the exceptional case occur that a customer requests the data, the consent of the participant will be requested beforehand.

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Is my personal data safe?
Is my personal data safe?

The protection of your privacy is our top priority. All data provided on the platform and in the registration process are of course subject to the applicable data protection regulations. You can find more information about data protection here.

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Participation
How can I join the ISPO Collaborators Club?
How can I join the ISPO Collaborators Club?

On the start page you will find different projects. You can participate in as many as you like. Click on the projects that interest you. In each project there is a description of the topic and a question. There you can enter your proposal in the appropriate field, upload a picture or a file and send the proposal. As a rule, the proposal is then immediately visible to everyone. Take a look at the suggestions of the others and add their comments to develop the ideas further!

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Is participation free of charge?
Is participation free of charge?

Yes.

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What do the thumbs and stars next to the suggestions mean?
What do the thumbs and stars next to the suggestions mean?

By giving a thumbs or a star, you support contributions that you particularly like and rate them.
This is what the thumbs mean: You can positively appreciate suggestions from others by giving them a "thumbs up", i.e. "liking" the suggestion.
This is what the stars mean: In a voting phase, each participant is given the opportunity to rate suggestions or contributions. 1 star represents the lowest possible rating, 5 stars the highest possible rating. For each star, the author of the proposal receives points and the corresponding proposal a better position in the voting ranking.

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How and by whom will my ideas be evaluated?
How and by whom will my ideas be evaluated?

This depends on the project or company. In some cases, the ideas are evaluated by the community by awarding likes or stars. The best ideas are then followed up by the company. Or the company sifts through and evaluates the ideas, which are then followed up.

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What happens to the same or similar proposals?
What happens to the same or similar proposals?

Same or similar suggestions may be merged. This means that if you post a proposal that is very similar to an existing idea, your proposal will be appended to the existing one as an "idea development". In the proposal, both authors will be identified as creators.

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Will I be rewarded for my activities?
Will I be rewarded for my activities?

Depending on the project, the top users with the best ideas will be awarded prizes at the end. Both the quantity and quality of the contributions will be rewarded. Please always note the conditions of participation of the respective project.

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To the procedure
What does a project consist of?
What does a project consist of?

The projects can be divided into different phases (test, discussion). In each project you will find a project overview about the course of the project, the project orientation and the contents of the project phases.

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What can my contribution look like?
What can my contribution look like?

You can participate in different ways:

  • Submit text suggestions or images
  • Leave comments
  • Give "Likes" (thumbs up)
  • Give ratings (stars)
  • Give survey answers
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How will I know if there is news?
How will I know if there is news?

The newsfeed gives you an overview of the latest events. In addition, you will be notified by e-mail when there is news.

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Are there any rules I need to follow?
Are there any rules I need to follow?

Yes, you can find our rules here

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Are there different types of projects?
Are there different types of projects?

Yes, there are projects with the goal to develop new products and concepts and projects to test new or already existing products and concepts.

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Product/concept development
How does a product/concept development project work in the ISPO Collaborators Club?
How does a product/concept development project work in the ISPO Collaborators Club?

A company from the sports industry would like to develop a new product/concept. The company develops different approaches and ideas together with the ISPO Collaborators Club members. In several phases, suggestions can be submitted, comments made, voted on, and prototypes built. The ideas submitted are then incorporated into the product/concept development.

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How can you bring your own ideas to a project?
How can you bring your own ideas to a project?

In almost every project phase, participants have the opportunity to submit their own suggestions or test reports. To do this, simply enter your idea or report in the suggestion field, add a picture if necessary, and you can submit your contribution, which is immediately visible to everyone. Afterwards, you can post your contribution on your Facebook Wall and discuss it with your friends. In addition, you can also comment on other suggestions in designated project phases and thus develop and advance ideas together.

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