Every second firm in Berlin planned to launch an innovation in 2014. This was one finding of Innovationserhebung Berlin 2014, the Technologiestiftung Berlin study (in German only). Unfortunately, new products and services often remain obscure or only attract the notice of specialists. The new platform was designed to change the situation by tracking down technological advanced developments or new inventions and showcasing them in a registry. The platform is an important element of the Senator for Economic Affairs’ initiative for the modernisation of the process for awarding contracts.