About us

From a need for more visibility, accessibility, and to increase the collaboration opportunities for environment and energy startups, the Swiss Environment and Energy Innovation Monitor was developed as one part of the solution to this challenge.

A team from the ZHAW School of Management and Law and eqlosion are financed by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), and additionally supported by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and Innosuisse.

Christina Marchand and Devon Wemyss from the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW School of Management and Law are researchers on Swiss energy entrepreneurship within the Innosuisse funded SCCER CREST. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship also runs the yearly Energy Startup Day.

Yves Loerincik is an experienced startup founder and innovator in the field of environmental sustainability. eqlosion supports the growth and implementation of environment-focused ideas into impactful businesses.


Check out some of our related work:

  • Working Paper- Indicators of innovation: Empirical insights into activities, challenges and strategies of Swiss energy sector start-ups (2015, EN)
  • An overview of cleantech start-ups and their sources of funding (2017, EN/DE/FR)

  • Some documents, that might be helpful to find the right funding
  • Angebote der Innovationsförderung im Energiebereich
  • Contact us

    Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    ZHAW School of Management and Law
    Stadthausstrasse 14
    8400 Winterthur

    +41 (0)58 934 46 29
    info@innovation-monitor.ch