Search Database

This database includes high potential projects and companies in the environment and energy sectors based and working primarily in Switzerland, founded or active since 2000 and still operational. The maturity phase ranges from initial concept (formation or validation) up to those that are trying to capture a larger market space (growth and then established).

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Company Name Founding year Canton Phase Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
Solarbalkon (Direct Coffee) 2016

growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics
Fight climate change from your balcony with a super-light solar panel that can be plugged into the socket.
Direct Coffee 2016

validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
We want to build bridges: between coffee drinkers here in Switzerland and coffee farmers in Ethiopia. With coffee that represents your values. Better than organic. More than fair. CO2 neutral.
Lookthrough 2017

validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology ] IT data usage, IT Software, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Lookthrough provides tools to streamline the collection and organization of bulk investment data. Fueling ESG reporting on non-public assets for better and more socially responsible investing. From investment due diligence and reporting to task delegation and automation. With a full audit trail to assure individual and corporate responsibility with limited liability.
lunchidee 2018

validation
Health & House & Body Care, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Food production & retail, Healthcare, Resource efficiency, Restaurants ] Low technology
Lunchidee is a three-year pilot project that promotes a sustainable and healthy eating culture and serves enjoyable lunch menus and inspiring ideas that stimulate reflection and action. They also offer an attractive platform for information, inspiration and exchange: for guests, restaurateurs and the public.
oxara 2019

validation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
The ETH-Spin-off is developing healthy and affordable floors for the more than 75% of the local Rwandan families living in dirty homes due to lack of good floors.
Recogn.ice 2021

validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Landscape conservation and management ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
We, a young bunch of natural scientists and journalists, truly believe that recognition is key to care. This is why, in January 2019, we felt the urgency to launch “Recogn.ice”; a nonprofit organisation for the recognition of this cryosphere. Our team is committed to accomplish that one goal: for people around the world to recognise, understand and ultimately care for all frozen parts of our planet. Founded in February 2019 in Zurich, the core team of Recogn.ice consists of a glacierologist, a geologist, a communications consultant, an award-winning designer, data scientists and IT specialists. Together, we strive to present these features and data in an attractive and intuitive way : - with yellow frames indicating the very presence of the surrounding expression of the cryosphere ; - with an intuitive app ; - with an educational website mapping the cryosphere.
Wattz 2020

validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Business-as-a-Service Plattform based on end-to-end digital energy procurement and delivery process.
2em 2014

growth
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
2EM wurde 2012 in Freiburg gegründet. Mit einer Flotte von über 2000 Fahrzeugen ist 2EM die führende private Autovermietungsplattform der Schweiz und ermöglicht Tausenden von Mitgliedern die Teilnahme an der kooperativen Wirtschaft. Die Wahl einer alternativen Art des Konsums bedeutet, Teil der Generation des Social Car Sharing zu sein!
Bloocks 2020

formation
The mission of the company is to decrease the energy consumption of new constructions (buildings etc.), construction-related air and soil pollution as well as to decrease the cost and time of building new constructions. We will achieve this goal by using factory-based manufacturing and fabricating unique and specially designed Building Blocks. The costumers will use an online platform to design their own constructions, receive a particular amount of Blocks and build the desired type of constructions.
CO2 Free Truck 2019

formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] Climate technologies, Energy storage other than batteries, Renewable technologies
Captures the CO2 emitted by truck and store it. The CO2 can then be sold on the CO2 market or transformed in fuel. The patented technology is researched at the EPFL
Graphene filter carbon capture 2021

formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Climate technologies
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a graphene filter for carbon capture that surpasses the efficiency of commercial capture technologies, and can reduce the cost carbon capture substantially.
Green Mountain (Hilcona AG) 2019

validation
Swiss vegetarian food production with tasty products without meat.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991

formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
The e-mobility pioneer KYBURZ is breaking new ground in battery recycling: The Zurich-based company has put an innovative in-house system into operation - the first of its kind in Switzerland. The recycling process developed in collaboration with Empa is environmentally friendly and offers potential beyond the company's own electric vehicle production lines.
Logic Swiss AG 2003

validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Solarthermal energy, Wind energy
For the first time, sun, thermal and wind energy is combined in a compact small module which provides more energy and can be used like a roof tile.
QuerDenkFabrik 2014

formation
Development and improvement of high-pole electric motors. The first prototyps are promising. Using the new Soft Magnetic Composite Material
Seefeld Style (YARN-TO-YARN) 2017

validation
Seefeld Style produces trousers from the fabric made out of recycled yarn. YARN-TO-YARN® lifts the fashion industry into the Circular Economy with "the infinite yarn".
taketray 2004

validation
The most functional pocket ashtray solves litterling.
Tesenso 2020

validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] Internet of Things, Sensors, Smartcity, Smarthome & building
Tesenso is a full-stack IoT solution provider, from IoT consulting, proof of concept / MVP projects to mass IoT rollouts. Flexibility, time-to-market, and scalability combined with profound knowledge of the underlying hardware are the key strengths of Tesenso, making sure that customers can rely on solid IoT solutions.
Turbo Niki 2018

formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Heating and cooling energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Recuperation of waste heat energy in industrial applications and private households to produce electricity.
3rd-eyes analytics 2015
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT data usage, IT Software
3rd-eyes analytics is the software partner for banks, insurance companies and investment advisors for the implementation of digital, goal-based investment advice. The software solution combines a financial planning module with a stochastic procedure that determines an optimal investment allocation based on the customer's goals and allocates funds and ETF's to these using an algorithm. When selecting products, the system takes into account individual criteria for the preferred investment style as well as the client's personal values such as environmental and social aspects.
9T Labs 2018
ZH
formation
Construction & buildings, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Building technology ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
9T Labs advances lightweight design by simplifying the use of high-performance materials with 3D Printing using industry grade carbon fiber composites
Adaptricity 2014
ZH
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
Adaptricity develops simulation and optimization software tools for adapting the electricity distribution grid for the transition towards renewable energies. Products help distribution grid operators in gaining an enhanced overview over their system and evaluating a large set of possible SmartGrid.
ADE photonExa 2014
ZH
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, LED, Lighting
LED lighting solutions (spinoff); Swiss manufacturer and specialist for high-performance LEDs, lighting systems, OEM LED modules, LED LightEngines and LED retrofit - with LED products for architects, lighting planners, lighting designers, communities and private individuals with high demands.
Agile Wind Power 2010
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Resource efficiency ] Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Agile Wind Power develops technology solutions for energy production from wind energy. It develops a vertically-rotating wind turbine which is able to reduce maintenance costs, and increase profitability and efficiency.
Agrinorm 2020
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] IT data usage
AgriNorm is a Swiss based deep-tech startup leveraging scientific advances in plant genetics, biochemistry and machine learning techniques for the optimization of perishable fruits supply chain. AgriNorm is developing an AI-powered cloud-based system for predicting the expected quality properties and shelf-life of perishable fruits at the farm gate. This will allow our customers to: 1. Improve margins through optimization of sales channels via smart allocation of the right products to the right clients. 2. Save costs via waste reduction, prevention of claims and avoidance of freights expenditures.
AIPHA 2018
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Forestry, Information technology, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] IT data usage, IT Software
AIPHA GmbH provides Deep Learning based tools to automatically identify vegetation based threats to power lines. The main focus are grow-in, fall-in and forest fire threats. For this purpose, Geodata like Satellite images or Point Clouds from Drones or Airborne Laserscanning are evaluated.
AirBie (Smart Bike Lock) 2018
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Information technology, Mobility & Fleet management ] e-bike, Internet of Things, IT blockchain or algorithms
AirBie proposes smart bike locks for bikes, through the installation of the AirBie App. This allows companies to monitor their fleet with smary city analytics software.
Akenza (former Hivemind) 2017
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Hivemind IoT Platform, provides all key middleware capabilities needed to build sophisticated End-2-End IoT application ecosystems.
PEEEKS (Ampard) 2011
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
Peeeks develops smart technology solutions for the residential energy domain: heating, e-mobility, solar production and storage. For our clients, our IoT platform controls and monitors large numbers of cloud-connected energy assets and creates value through aggregation and flexibility market integration.
Amphiro 2009
ZH
growth
Behavioural change, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity efficiency, Resource sufficiency ] Enabling technologies, Hydro energy (small scale), IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Amphiro develops intelligent systems that indicate the energy consumption when using hot water - and motivate a conscious use of energy. amphiro displays the water and energy consumption directly when showering and thus promotes a conscious use of hot water.
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