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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
yamo 2016
ZG
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Ecological, healthy baby food sterilized with a new pressure method to keep vitamines, color etc.
ActLight 2011
VD
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Energy sufficiency, Resource efficiency, Road vehicles and transport ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Drone & flight, Internet of Things, LED, Optic devices, Photovoltaics, Sensors, Wearable devices or apps
ActLight SA, the start-up company founded in 2011 and based in Lausanne, focuses on the field of CMOS photonics by developing a new type of photodetector, the Dynamic PhotoDiode (DPD). Being a fabless company, ActLight specializes in the Intellectual Property (IP) of this area and operates primarily in the IP licensing business model. The patented CMOS-based photonics technology allows the substantial improvement of the efficiency and accuracy of various light sensing applications, such as Time-Of-Flight (TOF) based range meters, vital signs monitoring, 3D/2D cameras and much more. ActLight operates in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, with a focus on mobile and wearable devices, healthcare/medtech, autonomous driving, drones and robotics.
Aeler Technologies 2018
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility Internet of Things
AELER is an AI-powered, logistics technology company. We make next-gen shipping containers which bring full in-transit visibility.
Aero41 2018
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
Aero41 Ltd brings together a team of experts in the fields of flying robotics, aviation and advanced applications in the commercial civil drone sector. European pioneers in the development of drones dedicated to crop protection as well as frames with high carrying capacity,
Aginova 2005
VD
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Smart device
Aginova Inc. provides affordable, low power Wi-Fi sensor network solutions that make a ubiquitous sensing world come alive by providing customers actionable feedback. Aginova’s products bring the sensor world to the internet using web services. The company has 3 lines of product including (i) Temperature and Humidity monitoring in the health care and cold chain applications, (ii) Energy monitoring in a myriad of application and (iii) Infrastructure monitoring with emphasis on condition based maintenance applications in industrial and the defense markets.
AgroSustain 2018
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Resource saving agricultural technologies, Waste management technologies
AgroSustain develops plant-based antifungal solutions to stop the development of molds on fruits and vegetables, extending food shelf-life and reducing wastage for food distributors & retailers, leading to significant reduction in CO2 emissions. Participation: AgroSustain replaces chemicals on biological fungicides, providing crop protection without negative impact on the environment.
AICA 2019
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT Software
Our team develops custom software and intuitive user interfaces for industrial and consumer applications. We help make robotic applications more accessible to you.
Alaya (Share A Dream Solutions ) 2016
VD
established
Behavioural change [ Service pooling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Alaya is a leader in employee volunteering and corporate giving, enabling employees to choose their way of contributing and providing a powerful tool to analyse the impact created by an entire company. Global brands as well as small and medium enterprises rely on Alaya’s platform to drive their social responsibility and engagement programs. Alaya was founded in January 2018 from the merger of two major employee volunteering and corporate giving actors, Share a Dream and Hope it up. Our team believes that companies and their employees have a remarkable potential to create change. So we are committed to helping non-profit organisations around the world have access to funds, volunteers, knowledge and skills
Alver (Golden Chlorella) 2015
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
Alver is a new food company producing everyday foods that are based on Golden ChlorellaTM. This nutrient-dense micro-algae is a truly sustainable source of protein, something which the planet needs if we are to be able to feed the ever-increasing world population. We have launched with our 100% natural EASY PROTEIN powder and three different Golden Chlorella packed biscuits. We are developing soups and sauces. The business started trading in October 2016 in a successful trial period to assess market potential. Products were sold through independent shops in and around Geneva. Feedback has been very positive with a loyal client base. Consumer research carried out online in November 2016 confirmed the opportunity.
aquama 2013
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Resource efficiency ] Bio technologies, New chemical materials
aquama® offers a comprehensive approach to cater for cleaning & disinfection needs of any surface in any business sector. Our best of breed water electrolysis technology allows us to offer you smart solutions that are efficient, economical and ecological. Our business model is tailor-made to adapt to the most demanding needs, in cleaning & sanitizing, and across all industries and business areas, while proposing a profitable yet affordable solution.
e-covoiturage.ch 2005
VD
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-mobility
The e-covoiturage.ch association aims to put users in contact with each other, in order to develop carpooling as an alternative way of transport. The association is non-profit and exists thanks to subsidies and support of its partners. Personalized carpooling solutions are offered to companies and administrations at the best rates. Contact us for further information about our made-to-measure service.
Aurora's Grid 2016
VD
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy storage ] Smartgrid
Aurora's Grid develops an ageing-aware and eco-friendly energy management software for electrochemical batteries in smart building and/or electric vehicle reducing the ageing of the battery up to 45% compared to non ageing aware management batteries.
Avalgo 2016
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Fertilizers from wastewater, waste or other sources
Its main activity is to clean the algae of the ports and beaches by means of a system of aspiration and mowing. These algae are then transported by small big-bags submerged to the port. From there, they are discharged in a special machine that separates the water from the seaweed (wringer). The algae thus reduced in volume and mass, are recovered for drying and processed into animal feed, or organic fertilizer.
Baabuk 2017
VD
established
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management
Sneakers that mix tradition and innovation. We use the traditional methods of shepherds who have worked wool for centuries. Through the use of renewable resources and environmentally friendly methods for the creation of our felted wool slippers, we try to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible. We use local and sustainable materials. Production is done on site and efficiently manages natural resources.
Beelong 2014
VD
established
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Catering, Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Restaurants ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
The Beelong indicator aims to reduce the impact of our food on the environment by providing practical keys to the restaurant industry. Beelong thus makes it possible to assess the environmental impact of food and drink purchases, by rating a product, a dish or even the entire food purchase of a kitchen from A to G. The main evaluation criteria are the origin of the food, the season, the production method, the degree of processing, and the impact on climate and resources. This indicator is an initiative of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Participation: The Beelong Eco-score provides a simple information on the sustainability of food products, thanks to a unique methodology. It helps restaurants and caterers reduce their environmental impact, as well as brands and food industries to be transparent with their consumers.
beesolar 2017
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
BeeSolar offers a new type of impact investment by installing solar panels on residential buildings in Switzerland. BeeSolar tries to start photovoltaic projects on residential buildings by transforming them into a profitable investment for the owner.
Bestmile 2014
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Engineering ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets. Bestmile’s cloud platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous mobility services, managing fixed-route and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile’s on-demand autonomous mobility services platform is being used daily in city centers on four continents on both pedestrian areas and open roads.
Biocom Energy 2009
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
Limited liability company for the development and the promotion of new renewables energies, in particular the production and the distribution of biomass. Biocom Energy is specialized in the recycling of vegetables waste in biofuels mainly coming from shells and stones.
Bionomous 2019
VD
validation
Health & House & Body Care [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Engineering, Healthcare ] IT data usage
Bionomous combines innovative micro-engineering design and machine learning methods to automatically inspect and sort miniature biological entities, in particular the egg of zebrafish Danio rerio, which is a common model for studies in genetics, development and behavioral biology, toxicology.
BioTruck 2017
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Resource sufficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ]
BioTruck is a home-grown organic food company that promotes short supply chains, local and seasonal producers.
Bloom Biorenewables 2019
VD
validation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
At Bloom, we excel in deconstructing biomass. With our groundbreaking process, we provide a novel, cost-competitive route to source molecules from plants. This technology is the first of its kind and offers an unprecedented alternative for many petroleum-based products. From fragrances to polyurethanes, Bloom is committed to offer tailored solutions to our customers and help companies around the Globe in reducing their carbon footprint. Bloom products are cost-competitive bio-based building blocks for the chemical industry. The patented mild lignin extraction method uses stabilizing molecules (so-called “protection groups”) that prevent the lignin from condensing during extraction.
bNovate Technologies 2011
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Healthcare, Water Management ] Bio technologies, Optic devices
Fully automated online detection of bacteria in drinking water in 20 minutes.
Catecar Industries 2010
VD
restructuring, on hold, no development
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-car, e-cargo, e-mobility, Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Catecar is a Swiss private company born in 2010 dedicated to innovation, development production and commercialization of products in the field of a green and cleaner individual transportation to reduce the warming climate and air pollution, more specifically as regards PM, NOx and CO2. Out of three projects in which Catecar is currently involved : 1. Dragonfly, the first depolluting car ; 2. Catefuel, the Truck CO2 Capture, 3. CatecairTM the PM, NOx and then CO2 air cleaner.
Caulys 2019
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
The Caulys Farm brings fresh and healthy products into the city, with cultivation methods suitable for the urban environment. Our project falls within a perspective of a sustainalbe production and consumption and is like an urban greenhouse.
CleanGreens 2013
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
CleanGreens (previously CombaGroup) is an award-winning Swiss agro-tech company that provides innovative farming solutions in mobile aeroponics. Our patented technology greatly reduces water consumption and contamination risks while offering maximum productivity per square meter. Our efficient and mechanised irrigation and spacing systems produce clean, fresh and pesticide-free lettuce and aromatic plants all year round.
ClimatePlace 2009
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Service pooling ] Climate technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The platform Climat Place seeks to highlight pre-due-diligenced, bankable climate-related projects in order to raise a blend of public and private capital required to make such green development projects a reality.
CompPair 2020
VD
validation
Construction & buildings [ Airplanes & transport, Maritime and waterways transport, Rail transport, Road vehicles and transport, Sport, Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
CompPair is a forthcoming university spin-off solving damage issues for the composite materials industry. They develop the next generation of smart and sustainable material products to overcome damages.The new materials enable repeated damage healing after a moderate heat trigger. Their technology is the first competitive one with extremely high commercial potential in terms of multiple repair ability and recycling, while preserving mechanical properties, cost and processing methods as in many industrial systems. By extending their product portfolio to other fibres and resins, they have the ability to disrupt the industry; bringing repair and recycling functionalities to composites while matching current requirements.
csquare 2021
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] IT data usage
csquare is a purpose-built MLOps platform created to enable maximal efficiency and minimize go to market time. We have also developed and built dedicated hardware configurations to support our platform. Our idea was to create a work environment that incorporates all of your favourite tools and frameworks, as well as the best industry practices, and at the same time to eliminate hardware optimisation worries from you. Together, our software and hardware platforms make a powerful tool you yet have to discover.
Daphne Technology 2017
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Maritime and waterways transport, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Daphne Technology SA is developing a catalyst-free scrubber technology to help the petrochemical, power and transportation industries to reduce air emissions to the levels required by international and national regulations. Daphne Technology’s patented nanotechnology based solutions can be miniaturized and is especially well-suited to meet the requirements of marine vessels.
DEPsys 2012
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid
DEPsys is a leading Swiss technology company establishing thought leadership in the energy market. It provides evolutive solutions based on GridEye platform enabling traditional power distribution networks to cope with the new constraints of decentralized production from renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic systems and electromobility technologies. GridEye provides an innovative technology solution for distribution system operators (DSO). Uniquely positioned with its deployment simplicity, it is the only solution that can make a grid smart in ONE day, avoiding all installation hassles with true plug & play functionality.
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