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General

Bosch LegendsLab is a platform for project sponsors looking for freelancers/companies for their digital projects. And, of course, also for freelancers/companies who’d like to work on projects by Bosch and other big names.

Bosch internal projects as well as projects by external project sponsors. These seek the most different skills, from web development to UX design, from software development to cloud, from marketing to sales.

The platform was developed by Bosch. Many projects had difficulties finding matching freelancers and companies. Bosch LegendsLab turns this challenge into a piece of cake.

freelancernetwork merged into Bosch LegendsLab. The website https://freelancer.technology will go offline soon. At Bosch LegendsLab, you’ll find everything you used to like about freelancernetwork. Only better, more extensive and with a bigger talent pool.

No, your account will automatically move to Bosch LegendsLab. You should have already received a corresponding email. If you have not objected to the new privacy policy, we'll take care of the automatic migration of your account.

First off: Your data is always safe with us. Because we adhere strictly to the DSGVO. Check our privacy policy to see what data needs to be stored. Of course, you can adjust your privacy settings any time.

Our team is always happy to help. Use our contact form to get in touch any time.

Yes, and for a good reason: By signing up you agree to the lawful use of the provided information. This way, we protect sensitive data from being misused by unauthorized third parties.

Signing up and using Bosch LegendsLab is free for all users. Only clients are charged when booking freelancers or companies. The amount charged depends on the respective project’s costs and general conditions.

Signing up and using Bosch LegendsLab is free for all users. Only clients are charged when booking freelancers or companies. How much is charged depends on the respective project costs and general conditions.

The Bosch LegendsLab Compliance Check helps you minimize legal risks and ensure process conformance in four steps:
  1. Bosch process management
  2. Extended compliance review for each project with the character of binding legal advice
  3. Personal compliance reviews in the ongoing project
  4. Optional status determination procedure

Within the Bosch organization, freelancers and companies can be hired via a work contract or a service contract. Two approaches are viable: The contract is entered by the hiring Bosch unit and the service provider. Or Bosch LegendsLab subcontracts for the hiring Bosch unit. Freelancers acting as natural persons sign a freelance contract in this case.

A contract for specific work or a contract for services is entered by the external, hiring company and the service provider.

Freelancers and companies choose their own daily rates. The project’s general conditions are another factor to be considered.

Project sponsors

There are two options. You can either post your project providing all relevant information yourself. Just go to your dashboard and click the “+ New project” button in the upper right. Or you send all relevant information to our team via the contact form and we’ll post the project for you.

In general, all digital projects that can be staffed via a work contract or a service contract.

On our platform you’ll find freelancers and specialized companies for all things digital. From IT, engineering, marketing & design, to management as well as sales & HR. All areas can be found on our homepage. If you are looking for areas we don’t cover as of now, we’ll actively look for matching service providers outside Bosch LegendsLab.

If you post your project with all relevant information, matching experts will find it automatically. Precise requirements and descriptions, pictures and documents increase your visibility – anything striking and convincing helps. Or you browse our talent pool yourself. Our team gladly supports you with anything any time.

After the briefing stage, your project enters the matching stage during which you choose your favorite from the relevant candidates provided by us. The project stage is next, during which your project is worked on. Find more details on every stage on our Landing page for project sponsors.

We only charge you when you book freelancers or companies. The amount charged depends on the respective project costs and general conditions.

If you are dissatisfied with your service provider, please get in touch. We will try to mediate between you and the service provider to find a solution. Should this not be successful, we immediately start searching for somebody new matching your project.

If the service provider was hired via Bosch LegendsLab, we take care of the entire invoicing process. All you need to do is confirm the booking by a single click, we do everything else. If you hire service providers directly, they have to be paid via your own processes.

In general, you can always extend the service provider’s contract. If necessary, we’ll perform another compliance check.

As long as you and the freelancer like. Experience has shown most projects take around 4 to 12 months. The duration entirely depends on the respective project.

Usually, freelancers can use their own devices. Should IT reasons (e. g. security) prevent this, it would be great if you as project owner could provide a project laptop. Feel free to get in touch if you need support.

This heavily depends on the project’s general conditions and the skills you are looking for. Usually, it takes around 2-6 weeks from the first project request until the contract is signed. Please let us know if you have special requests.

For each request you’ll find several relevant search results. To protect our database’s integrity, we cannot enable viewing the complete list of all service providers.

Freelancers and companies are not checked when they sign up. But our experienced team gladly helps you with your research, when examining profiles or performing interviews. Furthermore, service providers can be rated after project completion. The ratings are visible to all clients and help you navigate.

All signed up users can view all projects. With this in mind, we recommend not to post any confidential information in the project description. However, judging from experience, the confidential parts are not necessary. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need help posting your project.

On our homepage, you can find an overview of all skills offered on Bosch LegendsLab. But we can also help you with niche topics. Just let us know!

We can offer you several different approaches for this request. Please get in touch to discuss your individual case.

We can offer you several different approaches for this request. Please get in touch to discuss your individual case.

Bosch LegendsLab offers crucial advantages to you as a client:
  • Huge talent pool with millions of freelancers and companies
  • Safe and hassle-free implementation thanks to years of experience from the Bosch Group
  • Structured selection process helping you quickly and efficiently find matching experts
  • Fast contract signings enable you to start your project ASAP

All authorized company representatives can sign up and post projects.

Project sponsors – Bosch

In general, the usage of Bosch LegendsLab is completely compatible with all current Bosch regulations. For over two years, we have used our predecessor platform freelancernetwork to test our freelancer service extensively and successfully within the Bosch Group. We gladly support you if you run into any challenges.

No, Bosch LegendsLab is not mandatory to hire freelancers or companies. However, we do make it easier for you on all levels. Searching, contracting, engagement, processes, compliance, Bosch internal requirements - with Bosch LegendsLab we make it much easier for you.

At BMS, you can find retired Bosch experts looking back on many years of experience offering their support. Click Here to visit the BMS and the BeXs portal, where you can find experts with the experience and skills you are looking for and directly contact them. At Bosch LegendsLab, you can find freelancers and companies equipped with the necessary skills to actively work on your project.

No, within Bosch this approach is not possible. However, Bosch employees who are also freelancers can be hired by external clients.

Service providers

Bosch LegendsLab offers a lot of crucial advantages to you as a service provider:
  • Access to exciting big player projects
  • Appreciative environment and fair pay
  • Effective lead generation thanks to structured and transparent application and selection processes
  • Direct contact with clients via the platform
  • Protection from legal risks, no more problems with bogus self-employment, employee leasing etc.

In general, you can find all kinds of digital projects for freelancers and specialized companies. The focus is on the areas IT, engineering, marketing & design, management as well as sales & HR. We will also include experts from other areas if clients request them.

You can independently look for projects on the platform and apply to them. Time and again, clients or someone from our team will actively approach you.

Project givers and our team will approach you if your profile matches a project. According to your preferences, you can either get requests via the platform or email.

On your dashboard, you find new project suggestions and projects you are participating in. Apart from that, you can browse our entire project database via the search functionality.

No, not yet, but we’re working on it. Currently you can use your LinkedIn or XING profile to sign up and log in.

The more detail, the better. Because the more information we have, the better we can match you with fitting projects.

Nothing, the platform is completely free for service providers.

If you work alone, we regard you as a freelancer.

Our recommendation: Yes! By doing so, both your company and you alone as a freelancer can apply to projects.

Please get in touch. Then we’ll try to solve the problem with you and the client.

No, you can apply to as many projects as you wish. Best of luck!

Yes, you can apply to as many projects simultaneously as you wish. Best of luck!

If your skillset is a digital one, Bosch LegendsLab is exactly right for you. Get in touch and let’s find out together how your skills fit Bosch LegendsLab.

If you want to be taken into consideration for international projects, we recommend English as your profile language.

Clients can actively look for fitting freelancers and companies on Bosch LegendsLab. If requested, we assist them in their search. In this case, we put together a shortlist.

Yes, always. We support you from project request to signing your contract. Of course, we’re also here for you during the project.

All project information you find on the platform can normally be used for your references after informal confirmation. Feel free to get in touch if you need more details.

Service providers – freelancers

Using our platform is not compulsory for our employees. Bearing in mind the numerous advantages for both sides, one can expect more and more Bosch projects to be handled via Bosch LegendsLab. If you don’t want to miss a chance to work on our projects: Sign up now! Only with an account you can apply to the projects posted on Bosch LegendsLab.

We recommend getting one to all freelancers.

All contracts are project related and are either closed directly with the clients or with Bosch LegendsLab. In general, we hire freelancers using a work contract or a service contract, closed in the form of a freelance contract.

Your daily rate is up to you. Posted daily rates usually depend on the project and its requirements. When awarding contracts, we check if the daily rates comply with market standards, based on your experience, your skills and the project’s general conditions.

In your project onboarding, we provide you with all details that need to be considered in the invoicing process. We also add you as the invoicing party in the reference data. After that, you can also handle invoicing digitally.

Yes, you can sign up as a freelancer, whether or not you own a company. As soon as you don’t work alone anymore but alongside other people from your company, we regard you as a company. In that case, please sign up as a company.

Based on experience, a project usually takes 4-12 months. The duration completely depends on the respective project.

No, the necessary effort depends on the project.

Usually, you get a response within 1-2 weeks, either by our team or by the client. You can check the current status on your dashboard any time.

Service providers – companies

All contracts are project related and are either closed directly with the clients or with Bosch LegendsLab. In general, we hire companies using a contract for specific work or a contract for services.

Yes, multiple persons can sign up. Each of these profiles can use all Bosch LegendsLab functionalities for your company. We’re currently working on a functionality enabling you to create teams in order to work together on selection processes etc.

Usually, you get a response within 1-2 weeks, either by our team or by the client. You can check the current status on your dashboard any time.

The entire selection process is backed up by the Bosch purchasing department. All official documents such as RFP, RFQ, NDA and contracts are closed in cooperation with the purchasing department. Our team happily supports you during the entire process and is always available for your questions.

You choose your daily rate yourself, in accordance with the project and your employees’ experience/skills. When awarding contracts, we check if the daily rates comply with market standards, based on your experience, your skills and the project’s general conditions.

Based on experience, a project usually takes 4-12 months. The duration completely depends on the respective project.

Apart from freelancers, we are looking for smaller, specialized companies with 2-30 employees (100 max). Recruiting agencies and body leasing companies are explicitly excluded.

All authorized company representatives may sign up and apply to projects.