General

      1. What is fetch?
      2. How does fetch work?
      3. Who is fetch for?
      4. How is fetch different than other innovation platform, websites or directory?

For innovation seekers

      1. What is the cost for joining fetch as an innovation seeker to look for innovations?
      2. How should I use fetch?
      3. Why would an organization want to join fetch?
      4. I can’t find what I’m looking for, what should I do?

For innovators

      1. Why would I want to submit my innovation to fetch?
      2. How can I submit my innovation to fetch?
      3. Is it free to submit my innovation to fetch?
      4. My product/service is not new, can I still submit my company to fetch?
      5. Can you help us get funding for our innovation?
      6. What kind of innovations do you accept?

For partners

      1. I would like to partner with fetch, what should I do?

 


General

      1. What is fetch?

Launched in 2017, fetch is the world’s global digital portal for start-ups to showcase their sustainability and socially driven innovations and for companies to sourcing these innovations. We believe innovation is the key driver to building a sustainable future and an agent to fulfilling UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).  fetch will help corporate reach financial goals by providing them with access to the newest sustainability and socially driven innovations.

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      1. How does fetch work?

Innovators can submit their innovation while innovation seekers can join fetch and register an account to have access to these innovations, both are completely free.  fetch is unique in that we have specifically designed the portal to having tags and categorization of environmental, social and economic areas, as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Take a look at the snap shots of our digital portal below:

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      1. Who is fetch for?

fetch has been designed first and foremost for start-ups and solution providers to showcase their sustainability and social innovations, secondly for corporates to find them.  The goal is to bridge the gap between start-ups and corporates and to foster the relationships with the two.  fetch helps organizations who are looking to achieve their sustainability goals and ways to address UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through providing them with access to the world’s latest solution.  On the other hand, fetch provides start-ups a medium to showcase their solutions.  For innovation-seekers, you can be working in any part of the organization, for example, supply chain, sustainability, IT, research, product development, CR, logistics and procurement and we welcome all who share the same goals and ambition to join our digital portal.

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      1. How is fetch different than other innovation platform, websites or directory?

Unlike other innovation platforms, websites or directories, fetch has no affiliation with any institutional body or organization.  As fetch is not an incubator, the innovations on fetch are also all market-ready.  Moreover, fetch is not a mediator in which innovation seekers will need to first go through us to contact the innovators.  Once registered, innovation seekers have full access to contact information of innovators and have complete freedom to contact them.

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For innovation seekers

      1. What is the cost for joining fetch as an innovation seeker to look for innovations?

Joining fetch is completely free.

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      1. How should I use fetch?

fetch can be used to gather ideas for fulfilling your company’s sustainability and CR goals and targets.  Some of these innovations are so new that the use of them can be varied.  So, be open minded.  Just because it is an innovation for sporting goods does not mean that the material cannot be applied to the textile industry.  In many of the cases, the ideas and inventions from some of these start-ups are so new that the full usage and applications of the product or materials have not yet been fully developed, realized or discovered.

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      1. Why would an organization want to join fetch?

fetch is for organizations who are ready to embed sustainability and CR into their core business strategy.  By joining fetch, you will have access to sustainability and socially driven innovations from all over the world.  Through fetch, we help organizations fulfill both their financial and sustainability agenda, helping your business become more resource efficient, circular and increasing your global impact by focusing on issues that are important to your organization.

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      1. I can’t find what I’m looking for, what should I do?

We offer a bespoke innovation crowdsourcing package that is suitable for organizations who are looking for a specific innovation or technology to achieve the company’s sustainability and CR goals.  Your organization may have already gone through the traditional avenue of looking for answers but can’t seem to find the right solution.  You are ready to make a call now to the wider market and invite others to help you tackle this challenge. If this is you, send us a note and let’s talk.

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For innovators

      1. Why would I want to submit my innovation to fetch?

By submitting your innovation to fetch, your company will be placed in front of corporates who might want to get in touch with you to embed your product and/or services into the company’s core business.  Moreover, you will also have a chance to benefit from marketing and advertising via social media and other online publications fetch might submit articles to.

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      1. How can I submit my innovation to fetch?

To submit your innovation, click here.

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      1. Is it free to submit my innovation to fetch?

Submitting your innovation is completely free.

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      1. My product/service is not new, can I still submit my company to fetch?

Sometimes the best ideas are those that are not new but have taken an old idea and have improved it.  Your innovation need not to be new but it must have an Unique Selling Point (USP) that others do not have.  Although 90% of the innovations on fetch are driven by new ideas and concepts.

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      1. Can you help us get funding for our innovation?

No.  Unfortunately we have no relationships or access to funds or fund managers.  fetch is not an incubation and it is not a portal for innovators to acquire funding.  Although your company might be going through a funding process, you should only submit your innovation to fetch if your innovation is market-ready.

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      1. What kind of innovations do you accept?

What is an ‘innovation’?  That’s a bit difficult to define.  For us, an innovation is not defined by the number of years your company or solution has been on the market , nor does it have to be a completely a new idea.  After all, some of the most successful products and services have been improvements of an already established product. We are looking for innovations that can positively contribute to one or more of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in these four economic systems: food and agriculture, cities and urban mobility, energy and materials and health and well-being, ones that haven’t yet been implemented by the majority of companies.  Your solution might have already been on the market for 5 years, being used in a region of a specific country, but not known at all in another continent.  In this case, we’d consider your solution to also be an innovation.

Furthermore, when submitting your innovation, it is useful to ask yourself the following questions:

      • Prime: Is it a genuine innovation?
      • Prosperity: Is it economically viable?
      • People: Is it socially viable?
      • Planet: Is it ecologically viable?
      • Perpetual: Is it renewable into perpetuity?
      • Principle: Is it ethically viable?

(Criteria taken from the Globe Award’s Sustainability Innovation Award)

Your innovation need not to be fulfilling all of the criteria above, but the above is a set of good guideline to follow.

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For partners

      1. I would like to partner with fetch, what should I do?

If you are interested to be a partner with fetch, drop us a note here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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