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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
SwissDeCode 2016
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
SwissDeCode was founded in 2016 to build trust and secure the global food supply chain. Spin-off of the University of Geneva, our patented tools and processes are recognized by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (InnoSuisse) and independently validated by Swiss Federal Laboratories. We are based in Renens (Lausanne, VD), Switzerland.
Swiss Fresh Water 2008
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency, Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics
Swiss Fresh Water (SFW) develops a low cost and decentralized water treatment system, working thanks to solar energy or to the grid. The maintenance is furthermore supported by an Online service platform on Internet.
SwissINSO 2006
VD
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency ] Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Solarthermal energy
SwissINSO is a pioneer in the development and application of new solar technologies and products targeted at enhancing the aesthetics and overall efficiency of Building Integrated Photovoltaic and Thermal solar energy solutions. KromatixTM solar glass is available in various tuneable colours (all colours are virtually possible, white and sparkling red excepted) and has a beautiful opaque finish, making the inner workings of the solar panels are invisible and thus further enhancing the overall aesthetics of the panel.
SWOXID 2021
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Renewable technologies
SWOXID developed a gravitational solar-thermal water purifier, which filters and sterilizes contaminated water with sunlight. It does not require electricity, nor dosage of chemical agents to provide the sterilization effect. The technology is based on an innovative nanoporous aerogel composite membrane which - upon solar irradiation - is able to render contaminated water safe by removing and inactivating infectious disease-causing biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms.
technis 2016
VD
growth
Construction & buildings [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Sensors, Smartcity, Smart device, Smarthome & building
Control your flow of visitors, Simplify people flow management with a reassuring, easy to install solution for both shops and consumers. Installed easily at entry points of your infrastructure, our solution allows you to monitor your visitor’s flow in real-time, optimize your ressources’ management, comply with your safety standards. The solution brings also a discreet, innovative and reassuring solution for elderly people in medical houses to bring them comfort and security.
Techsep 2009
VD
restructuring, on hold, no development
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Filters & Membranes
The company's main objective is the development, manufacture and marketing of all products and processes relating to environmental protection, including in particular compact equipment for road water treatment, in compliance with current legislative requirements. (Treatment of roadway waters)
TreaTech 2015
VD
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Waste management technologies, Water conservation
Treatech's mission is to address the increasing problem of clean water availability in all regions of the world by creating a low-cost, environmentally friendly liquid waste solution resulting in fresh-water production. Current liquid waste solution rely on landfill and incineration, which are expensive, polluting and do not allow for the recycling of the valuable products contained in the liquid waste such as fresh water, biogas and salts. Treatech is developing a ground-breaking treatment technology that will enable an eco-friendly treatment of the ever-incre
TriVert 2018
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Mobility & Fleet management, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
TriVert is an IT platform that connects people and businesses in order to make recycling waste easier.
Vivent 2012
VD
established
Health & House & Body Care [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Healthcare ] IT data usage, Sensors
Vivent SARL is a pioneer in harnessing bio-signals. We are focussed on improving health outcomes of both people and plants utilizing high frequency electrical signals unique to each individual or plant type.
Voltitude 2011
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Road vehicles and transport, Sport ] e-bike, e-mobility
The purpose of the company is to develop, manufacture and market light vehicles and their components and accessories, as well as the granting of licenses and the management of derivative rights and intellectual property rights arising therefrom.
Waste Allocation Systems 2016
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
Manual waste compactor (reduces 60 liters of waste in 17 liters) named e-crush for households and SMEs. Can be used for all types of waste: household, PET bottles, aluminum or cardboard.
Prana Sustainable Water (W2AREX) 2012
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Service pooling, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The WasteWater Reuse and Energy Exchange (W2AREX ©) is a platform designed to commoditise wastewater treatment capacities and matching offers and demands of treated wastewater with wastewater supplies. It boost circular economy by proactively matching the following needs: @ B2B buyers of treated wastewater @ B2B sellers of treated wastewater for future deliveries @ C2B suppliers of wastewater for future deliveries of wastewater including inputs easy to treat to get shared profits of its transformation into water, energy, fertilizers, bio-cements, fertilizers.
WayRay 2014
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Games, Information technology ] e-mobility
With an in-house R&D center, a prototyping factory, and a team of 170 professionals, WayRay is a developer of complex AR hardware and software for creating True Augmented Reality. Our production assets and facilities enable us to independently complete the full cycle of product prototype production, without outsourcing any steps.
WeGaw 2016
VD
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] IT data usage, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Our satellite data powered product DeFROST monitors terrain status daily to make outdoors safer and enjoyable for anyone, anytime. Supported by the European Space Agency, we build & operate a technology and product stack enabling the digital outdoors tourism industry.
WEPOT 2020
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Unknown
The plant fixes its roots around the pot and, thanks to the natural porosity of the clay, it drinks as needed. This avoids any water stress, the development of weeds but above all a saving of 50% to 70% water!
Why ! open computing 2013
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
why! open computing SA is a very young company that focuses on sustainable computing by providing computing systems pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux for end users and a community based support model that ensures a longer, useful, life time of the machines, past the manufacturer's warranty.
Xemtec 2001
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Enabling technologies
Add-on smart units to existing meters for monitoring. Xemtec is an important player in digitalization of information for electricity, gas and water markets. Our system provides a comprehensive and centralised flow management for the industrial and residential sectors.
Yaksha 2018
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
Yaksha is an organic and fair trade spice from a single source, and together we are starting an innovative concept based on ethical values.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Sensors, Smart device, Smartgrid
SynchroGuard is a new smart solution for electrical grid monitoring and automation. Thanks to its advanced sensing infrastructure, SynchroGuard has the outstanding feature to combine in a single solution real-time grid monitoring, optimal control of grid resources, and smart fault management.
Alterna 2020
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Many fields ]
Alterna enables various projects to help the sustainable transition through a state-of-the-art service.
Attolight 2008
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Attolight started off to revolutionise cathodoluminescence (CL): design top of the line CL instruments that deliver superior performance, maximum ease-of-use and make quantitative cathodoluminescence possible. The Company firmly believes in the potential of cathodoluminescence and aims at establishing the technology as a standard in-line inspection method in semiconductor industry. Attolight is a company with global presence with systems in Europe, Asia, and North America. The Company is headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park where the Attolab is located as well. Attolight "New Cathodoluminescence"​ solutions support the state-of-the -art research and developments in LEDs, Solar Cells, High Mobility Transitors, new opto-electronical devices, nano-structured semiconductors.
BioApply 2004
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
BioApply, enabling biodegradable and biobased alternatives to plastic. Since 2006, BioApply develops biobased, compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions. BioApply solutions address the needs of both retail and waste management sectors. BioApply is based in Switzerland and is also present in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bloocks 2020
VD
formation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ]
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.
Bogga 2014
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Bogga provides advisory services to develop and finance behind-the-meter renewable energy projects delivering Energy-as-a-Service to Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, in order to reduce electricity cost by securing price visibility & stability; Improve the reliability and self-security of electricity supply by integrating energy storage solutions; Reach renewable energy targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions & dependency on fossil fuel.
ChemAlive 2017
VD
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Software driven by machine learning that allows the chemical industry to model chemistry, improve yield and generate new chemical leads. The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The efficiency and reliability of our approach opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.
Clean Motion 2019
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care
Develops self-disinfecting door handles to avoid germ transmission.
CoolTEC 2007
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
Low-cost solutions for high energy efficiency. CoolTec help to find the best solution for you in the field of renewable energy , like solar panels for heat or power production. KnowHow about Thermal DrainBack Systems.
EcoWaste 2003
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Smartcity
EcoWaste SA offers a complete range of ecological products and services for optimizing the management of all types of waste.
enerdrape 2020
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
We help existing buildings to save energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with a simple and clean solution without any drastic infrastructure changes. Our modular geo-thermal panels are easily installed indoor with a minimum impact on the existing infrastructure to efficiently harvest geothermal and waste heat sources accumulated in any kind of existing environments.
Fiaxell 2018
VD
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Unknown ] Enabling technologies
A global solution for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), electrolyser (SOEC) & high temperature electrochemical devices Over the past nine years, Fiaxell has developed processes for cell fabrication, specialty screen printing inks, flexible testing devices for high temperature measurements and has now provided customers worldwide. To complement our core competences, we identified highly skilled manufacturers of electronics (power supply & EIS), kilns, gas control, liquid management, gas detection, hydrogen generators and are working closely with them.
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