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
Limoo 2021
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Restaurants ] Unknown
When you order from Limoo, you can order with the same excitement, assurance and peace of mind that come with dining out at any top-quality restaurant establishment. Our Chefs are professional private chefs or small family businesses traiteurs which comply with local food safety regulations and Limoo’s highest food standards. Limoo’s expert food tasters will also sample every single chef dish to ensure they’re amazing in flavor and value before adding it to our menus and reaching you!
lowimpact food 2020
VD
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Resource sufficiency ] Unknown
Lowimpact food provides a concrete solution to the problem of feeding the planet in 2050. We revalue co-products from various local beer and fruit juice producers through the breeding of edible insects. Thanks to its low ecological impact and high bioconversion, insect breeding is part of sustainable production. The breeding is carried out in a controlled environment and devoid of invasive treatment. These insects are then transformed into an ultra protein flour which can be easily integrated into different foods (eg: cereal bars or protein pastes).
Lumartix 2010
VD
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
Lumartix is unveiling new generation power light source. Lumixo plasma lamp reduce dramatically the operating and maintenance costs thanks to producing directly spectrum AM1.5 or AM0 (without filter) and the very long lamp life time up to 40'000 hours.
MeduSoil 2018
VD
formation
Construction & buildings, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Unknown ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
Medusoil is an EPFL spin-off and applies world's first ground bio-stabilization technology to mainstream construction problems. By coupling traditional construction practice with lab-developed, nature-based biochemical carriers we reduce application costs, minimize equipment requirements and increase long-term resistance against failures and environmental threats.
MEMBRASENZ 2019
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy management solutions ]
MEMBRASENZ is engaged into development, production and commercialization of gas-separating membranes to be used in alkaline electrolysers and other energy conversion systems.
Mootral 2018
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Climate technologies, Resource saving agricultural technologies
MOOTRAL is an AgriTech company based in Switzerland that develops innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector. Mootral Ruminant is a natural feed supplement that significantly reduces methane emissions from ruminants. It is based on a proprietary combination of organosulfur compounds from garlic and bioflavonoids extracted from citrus. By using Mootral Ruminant, customers can benefit from tradable carbon credits issued under Verra's VCS scheme.
Nagi Bioscience 2019
VD
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Healthcare ] Bio technologies
Nagi Bioscience is an innovative high-tech startup operating in the BioTech field, located in the heart of the Swiss "Health Valley"​. Nagi Bioscience revolutionizes the way toxic and beneficial effects of substances are tested today, with the first “Organism-on-Chip” technology: ethical alternative to animal testing and key to boost innovation and efficiency in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and chemical industries.
Nanogence SA 2017
VD
growth
Construction & buildings [ Building technology, Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Construction: Resource or material optimisation, New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Nanogence develops smart nanoadditives for construction sector allowing cost and carbon footprint reduction. The products are integrated directly into current cement and concrete manufacturing processes.
NeoCarbons 2019
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ air quality ] Air pollution abatement, Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Carbon capture and storage
We fight against global warming by removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere. We do this in a clever way so that carbon chains built from CO2 are competitive with fossil-based substitutes (oil, gas, coal ). NeoCarbons™ provides industrial solutions for the effective remediation of effluent CO2 and/or for the economic production of high value added chemicals via the generation of micro-algae biomass. Targeted industries that will benefit from NeoCarbons™ technology include pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, energy and transportation.
Novaccess 2011
VD
growth
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology, Road vehicles and transport ] Lighting, Smartcity, Smart device
Novaccess is a start-up company developing innovative products for to the Web of Things. We make physical objects smarter, by interconnecting them through a ubiquitous software fabric. Our deep expertise in hardware, networking and software technologies allows us to craft end-to-end solutions with unprecedented levels of customization, efficiency and manageability. We create value across diverse application domains.
Novamet 2014
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Information technology, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Novamet develops Smart Controling System to enhance the efficiency of metling process in Aluminium industries. The approach is based on on-line data acquisition, efficient numerical modelling and machine learning of heat exchanges within a industrial furnace. Enhances productivity, reduce Energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Nuniq 2021
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care [ Bodycare, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
Nuniq is here to transform the beauty industry in a wholesome and sustainable way. Taking care of one's self should not come at the cost of the environment.
OpenStratosphere (Solar.Aero) 2015
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Drone & flight, Enabling technologies
OpenStratosphere is an independent pure play company. We operate flexible Near Space platforms with the highest safety and efficiency. We offer rapid mission deployment for your earth observation applications, environmental intelligence or communication infrastructure.
Plastogaz 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ air quality, Energy Production, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Plastogaz is a spin-off of EPFL based in Lausanne (CH), founded in 2020. Our solid knowledge in catalysis combined with the understanding of plastic compositions at the molecular scale allows us to develop the green technologies of the future. We are developing a technology for converting plastic to methane, in which mixed and unsorted plastics can be transformed into grid-compatible methane.
Precision Vine 2016
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Information technology ] Drone & flight, IT data usage
With a focus on improving wine quality, Precision Vine works with growers and winemakers to collect and analyze remote-sensing data and assist in integrating the information acquired into specific management plans. We offer high-resolution hyper/multispectral aerial imaging and associated vineyard specific data services to address vineyard heterogeneity, vine balance, irrigation management, harvest planning, disease mapping, nutrition needs, maturation curve and more.
Proxipel 2013
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
Proxipel is an innovative concept for the production of pellets. It consists of a pellet production line mounted on a truck trailer. Proxipel can granulate biomass wherever it is.
Qaptis 2020
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ air quality, Energy management solutions, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Carbon capture and storage
Qaptis develops a plug-in technology able to capture CO2 emissions directly at their sources. First it captures 90% of the CO2 emitted by trucks, then it stores it in liquid form dirctly onboard, finally it recycles it (fuel, plastics, building materials, CO2 sequestration).
routeRANK 2007
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] e-mobility, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Technology company routeRANK (2006) provides IT solutions for travel and mobility. Unlike other solutions, they address the entire door-to-door route by integrating all relevant modes of transport such as air, rail, public transport, P+Rail, P+Ride, car, rental car, car sharing, car pooling, e-bike, bike, walk and their many multimodal combinations. In a single search, its patented technology finds and ranks the best possible routes, allowing users to sort them according to multiple criteria such as price, travel time and CO2 emissions.
rovenso 2016
VD
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Robotic, Video and Film
ROVENSO makes agile robots for security monitoring of industrial sites. Concretely, their robots patrol fully autonomously inside and outside industrial buildings at night, detecting intrusions, thefts but also anomalies such as hot-spot (start of fires), liquid or gas leaks that could be dangerous for humans.
Rubbish Design 2016
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Wearable devices or apps
Our products are crafted from used sails, kitesurf, paragliding or each kind of toy you could use to fly and play with Nature. They cannot longer be used for their original purpose, but still offer great features. Strenght, colours, graphical design, texture.
SAMAWATT 2018
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions, Information technology ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT blockchain or algorithms, IT data usage
SAMAWATT helps wind and solar park operators manage the market risk efficiently by providing pertinent solutions such as accurate production and price forecast, spot market trading strategies, battery storage optimization, and peer-to-peer energy exchange using modern technology and powerful algorithms.
Sensorscope 2009
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology ] IT data usage, Smart device
Sensorscope is an IT company with a strong know-how in radio communication, hardware/software engineering, and database technologies, that applies cutting-edge data collection technology to wireless monitoring.
SIGS 2010
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics
SIGS has developed a filtration technology in water purification using the latest renewable energy (solar/wind) supply equipment available on the market AQUAMOBILE and AQUAFILTER both able to purify Sea, Brackish or Soiled Water to the highest degree of pure clean drinking water
SoHHytec 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production, Energy storage ] Renewable technologies
We offer cost-effective onsite renewable Fuel (Hydrogen), Electricity and Heat production and storage systems. ​
Solar Impulse 2004
VD
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics
Using spectacular events, like a solar flight around the world to spread new technology and support solutions.
SolarXplorers (SolarStratos) 2014
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics
SolarStratos is an aeronautical project aimed at flying a solar-powered airplane for the first time to the stratosphere.
SOLIDpower (Htceramix) 2000
VD
sold but still independently active
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Electric batteries
HTceramix SA (HTc) is a dynamic and dedicated SME specialized in high-temperature electro-ceramic applications for energy and gas conversion. With high temperature membrane reactors as core competence, the company works as SOLIDpower’s innovation center. Located in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, the company cooperates with many industrial and academic partners.
Space4Impact 2021
VD
formation
Behavioural change [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Space4Impact wants to maximize the positive impact of Space technologies on Earth by linking New Space companies to non-space markets. The goal is to internationally boost the growing New Space Economy in line with the UN SDGs. It created a digital ecosystem platform to help corporates, investors and organisations, who want to integrate disruptive solutions, innovate and accelerate their impact sustainably by learning, conducting open innovation challenges and initiating pilot projects with startups and News Space companies.
SteriLux 2014
VD
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
The Vaud Medtech SteriLux has developed a device which allows sterilization at low temperature of medical devices made up of all types of materials with very low energy consumption and therefor reducing waste.
Stignergy 2012
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
Stignergy developed and commercializes Smart Energy Management System (SEMS), an innovative solution for the management of the electrical energy demand. SEMS is also able to manage the storage of the local production energy, and provide prediction to the SmartGrid for the balance of Demand/Response
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