Database Search and Sort Fields
The Innovation Monitor database, updated yearly, provides a listing of the projects and companies active in the energy and environment sectors in Switzerland. The database is freely accessible online and can be filtered by the following areas detailed below. Only active startups and companies with a website or other publicly available information are visible. The following information is available about each company: AREA The business area is a structured grouping of the sectors the companies work in, adjusted to be more specific for the energy and environment topics. It highlights the type of problem the company is addressing. Each company has been categorized into one main area, however certainly sometimes different areas also fit and are also shown in the results under "Areas of Activities". SUBAREA In the results, subareas where the company is additionally active, but which are not the main focus, are also shown, but cannot be filtered. TECHNOLOGY Most companies has one main technology focus driving their business. The technology search field can be used to help find business partners for specific projects or products and services. ENERGY STARTUP MAP When we publish the Energy Startup Map, we provide this additional filter, so that the Startup can be found based on the Map-Areas, which are not identical to the Database Areas. This filter is not shown all the time. More Information about the last Energy Startup Map can be found here. CANTON The canton of the main Swiss location or where the company is registered in ZEFIX. PHASE The phase shows how far the company has entered the market, how well the products are selling and how developed the company is. The following phases are defined:
- Formation The project or startup is in an early phase, where the service or product, team, and structure still need to be shaped and formed.
- Validation The startup has entered the market, has a few first customers, and the product or service is being validated. Usually no expansion has occurred, either in the team or to another country and the focus is on one main product.
- Growth The company is growing, has more and more customers, and is expanding their team accordingly. They may have started selling different products or services and have potentially expanded to another countries
- Established The company has multiple products and customers and is well established in their field. It may still be a startup for a short while (if less than five years old), but more likely it is not seen as a startup anymore.