Data-driven assessment of energy start-ups in Federal states of Germany with the key focus on impact and innovation analysis


The aim of the pilot project is to answer this question by collecting unstructured data from several different sources (e.g. web page of start-ups, blocks, company reports, publicly available databases, etc.). Based on the collected data a data base of start-ups should be build up which focus on the energy sector. Using the methods and experiences from the pilot project the approach should be transferred to other technologies and sectors.


Research questions

  • What data driven methods exist and can be used to assess start-ups?
  • What role do innovations play for long-term social goals, e.g. for energy system transformation?
  • Are innovations implemented in particular by new players and start-ups?
  • Which actors and start-ups are relevant, how are they networked?
  • Which energy concepts and topics are addressed by them?



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