The Swiss Innovation Monitor is developed to address the need for more visibility of Swiss startups, and improve accessibility for collaboration opportunities between startups and established companies and/or research.
The initial team managing this project (including the website, database and analyses) are from the ZHAW School of Management and Law and eqlosion. The project is financed by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), and additionally supported by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and Innosuisse.
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Which organizations are included?
The database includes high potential projects and companies based and working primarily in Switzerland, founded or active since 2000 and still operational. The organizations range from early ideas and concepts up to a founded company or established startup trying to capture a larger market space.
The startups presented in the Innovation Monitor database are categorized based on several different parameters, but are similarly Swiss, active, and not founded before 2000. When a company is closed, sold, or develops to the point of a more established company, they are no longer part of this database. (If your startup or project is missing or if you would like more information, please get in touch and we would be happy to assist you.)
What data is collected?
For each project / company in the database, we update the following data on a yearly basis. Some of the information comes from our yearly survey.
Name, short description, founding year, legal form
Number of employees, genders, background of founders
Business area, technology, development phase, customer segments, impact area, target markets