There are an impressive number of startups and, by extension, potential solutions. While it is impossible to include every single startup in these databases, they do provide a good overview of the available potential.
Although the search systems may be more or less efficient or user-friendly from one database to another, they are certainly more efficient than a Google or LinkedIn search.
In reality, startups evolve rapidly, so it’s very difficult to keep the information in the databases up to date. That’s why it’s important to supplement and cross-check the information via other digital channels, such as LinkedIn or the startup’s website, or by contacting the companies directly.
It should be noted that these features apply rather rudimentary selection criteria and only use the information that is in the database, which is usually insufficient. In any case, it’s preferable to have an evaluation done by a person and a recommendation made by experts in the field, such as open innovation consultants.