Work Package 1 (2018)
The Swiss Environment & Energy Innovation Monitor provides information on active start-ups and innovative projects and companies in the environment and energy business sectors. It is a continuously updated database and website that went online in 2018. Its core focus is on active start-ups and project ideas that might become start-ups and will expand in the next years to innovative SME and innovation projects in larger companies. The monitor aims to enhance the visibility and accessibility of projects and start-ups, in particular to an audience of other start-ups, investors, collaboration partners, researchers, and start-up ecosystem supporters. They all can profit by searching the company list, get informed about support opportunities, networking events and re-search result. A start-up can create its own profile on the website and enter data in to the monitor, which is then checked and transferred by the innovation monitor team. A set of about 30 dimensions and 10 measures is tracked for the start-ups in the database. Each year a survey is sent out to all participants to gain more insight into different topics, like support mechanism, market readiness, etc. A yearly report is written that targets the authorities and in the future, a short report shall be published on the website as well.