The above sector map organizes the Virtual Reality sector into 13 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
3D Modeling: Companies that enable the user to capture and render everyday objects in 3D. Examples include 3D full-body scanners, 3D head modeling, and 3D merchandise modeling.
Enterprise Virtual Reality: Companies that utilize virtual reality for enterprise/business purposes. Examples include virtual work rooms, virtual real estate visualizations, and virtual data visualizations.
Medical/Health Virtual Reality: Companies that utilize virtual reality for medical and health/wellness purposes. Examples include virtual meditation environments, virtual fitness simulations, and virtual environments to treat eye illnesses.
Virtual Augmented Reality: Companies that create virtual reality solutions but also incorporate relevant augmented reality capabilities and functionalities. Examples include augmented reality headsets, augmented reality social games, and...
Identity and Fraud Security: Companies that authenticate identities, approve access within a system, and monitor activities to prevent fraud. Examples include password management, security tokens, and digital identity management.
Data and Information Security: Companies that help protect electronic data from unauthorized external access or threats. Examples include data leakage prevention, file-based security, and enterprise data encryption.
Mobile Security: Companies that protect smartphones and tablets from threats associated with mobile computing. Examples include proactive mobile protection, lost device...
The above sector map organizes the Energy Technology sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from biomass. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.
Carbon Management: Technologies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.
Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: Companies that enables consumers to be more efficient with their energy use. Examples include monitoring devices, predictive/proactive devices, and solutions allowing for the streamlined application of renewable energies.
Energy Infrastructure: Enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.
Energy Production By-Product Management: Solutions that reduce waste...
The above sector map organizes the Health Technology sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
Clinical Administration and Backend: Companies that help foster management of healthcare-related administrative tasks. Examples include scheduling, patient transfers, billing, and compliance.
Digital Medical Devices & Diagnostics: Companies that manufacture a new generation of IT-enabled medical devices and diagnostic tools for use by doctors and other clinical staff. Examples include tools for use in surgery, monitoring equipment, and detection equipment.
Population Health Management: Services that help manage and analyze patient data across groups of people to create actionable insights for healthcare providers. Examples include population data management, coordinated care across populations, and streamlined reporting on individuals.
Genomics and Personalized Medicine: Companies that utilize human genome data for analytics and disease prevention....
The above sector map organizes the 3D Printing sector into 9 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
3D Printer Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture 3D printers and accompanying hardware (e.g. injection heads). There are numerous players in this space from large incumbents, to emerging crowdfunded projects.
3D Printing Applications: Companies that highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing (e.g. mass customization). Emerging trends in the space are health, dental, consumer applications (e.g. custom eyewear), rapid manufacturing.
3D Printing CAD Software: Computer Aided Design software that enables users to upload, create, and modify 3D models. Some of the newer CAD software can be used directly through the browser, reducing friction for e-commerce websites or consumer facing services.
3D Printing Communities: Groups and websites that organize multiple users around 3D printing.
3D Printing Marketplaces: Marketplaces that connect two...
The above sector map organizes the Marketing Technology sector into 15 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
Advertising Networks and Exchanges: Advertising networks and exchanges allow media buyers to purchase ad space from advertising companies. Typical advertising formats include search ads, display ads, and video pre-roll ads.
Automated Personalization Platforms: Automated Personalization Platforms work with retailers to deliver custom ads, marketing messages, and dynamically optimize site pages for different users. Examples include platforms that allow A/B testing and platforms that tailor websites to each individual user's specific tastes.
Content Creation Companies: Content creation companies help brands and businesses create custom content for branding and marketing purposes. Such content can include blog posts, photos, infographics, videos, and other visual or auditory material.
Content Marketing Companies: Content marketing companies create...
The above sector map organizes the Real Estate Technology sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
Commercial Real Estate Search: Tools that help consumers/businesses find commercial real estate for rent and/or sale. Examples include shared working space search engines as well as traditional commercial real estate search engines.
Construction Management: Technologies that help teams manage the construction of new buildings. Examples include construction visualizations tools, project management tools for construction teams, and platforms to manage blueprints.
Facility Management: Technologies focused on building efficiency and long term sustainability, from large structures to individual home units. Examples include quantifying the building (energy usage, water usage, etc.), making buildings more efficient, and building inspections.
Home Services: Technologies that support tenants in the management of their home. Examples include home services...
Consumer Insurance Management Platforms: Companies that enable consumers to manage their insurance and claims, usually through a mobile application. Examples include mobile apps that allow consumers to file claims right at the spot of the car accident, and to buy travel insurance on the go.
Employee Benefits Platforms: Companies that help enterprises build or utilize platforms that deliver healthcare and other insurance products to their employees. Examples include web portals through which enterprises can sign in and give their employees the option of buying several healthcare...
The above sector map organizes the Internet of Things (IoT) sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
IoT Agriculture: Companies that create connected devices to enhance the productivity of the agricultural and farming industries. Examples include livestock software, moisture-sensing technology, and smart irrigation.
IoT Automotive: Companies that enable machine-to-machine communication in the automotive industry. Examples include mobility status sensors, driving habits applications, and vehicle health handhelds.
IoT City and Buildings: Companies that create connected devices to facilitate smart cities or manage the infrastructure of buildings. Examples include urban projection screens, smart building controls, and parking space locators.
IoT Components: Companies that manufacture the internal technologies of IoT hardware systems. Examples include IoT circuit boards, chips, and semiconductors.
IoT Drones and Robotics: Companies that create...
The above sector map organizes the Transportation Technology sector into 13 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation for friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage or renewable fuels.
Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.
Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring "cockpit" style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technologies based cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and windshield embedded devices.
Automotive Infotainment: Communication and entertainment services that are integrated/streamlined into...