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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). Discover the companies by using the search filters. Sort the list by clicking on the arrows next to founding year, canton and phase. If your innovation is missing, please add your project here .

Company Name Founding year Canton Phase Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
go clear 2020
BL
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management Low technology
go clear makes it easy for you to fill up your car with wiper water. Fill up your car with the required amount of wipe water without spilling, directly from the go clear petrol pump. Afterwards, pay for the filled up wipe cleaner directly at the cash register.
offcut 2018
BL
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Trade and Retail, Waste & recycling ] Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
OFFCUT sammelt und verkauft Gebraucht- und Restmaterialien und macht so aus Reststoffen wieder Werkstoffe.
Solarspar 1991
BL
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Solarthermal energy
In 1991, the year it was founded, Solarspar came up with a brilliant idea to help the sun achieve a breakthrough in Switzerland: By subscribing to share certificates, everyone could participate in the construction of solar power plants. The idea was well received. In the meantime, more than 100 photovoltaic plants in villages and towns, in the mountains and on farms harvest sunshine and supply enough electricity for more than 4000 households.
Soledor 2019
BL
established
[ Trade and Retail ] food tech
Today, we can offer a portfolio of nutritional supplement products. In the wellness equipment segment, products from brands such as "miha bodytec" or "BodyAnalyzer" are added. And for the beauty from the outside we provide the cosmetic line GUAM.
#tide 2019
BL
growth
Production of eco friendly products [ Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Using plastic collected from the ocean, #tide produces a recycled versatile granular material which can be used to produce a variety of products. They have developed a scientific based mechanical recycling process to regenerate the molecular chains of ocean-bound plastic. Thorugh this process it is possible to transform single-use plastic into raw material. In addition #tide has produced its own series of ocean products.
Akksel 2021
BS
formation
[ Energy management solutions ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We reduce environmental pollution, costs and exploitation of people and nature by linking producers and consumers of limited resources through a circular economy multi-sided platform for batteries used in Electric Vehicles and large-scale battery storage systems. We are connecting buyers with suppliers through an exponentially growing value network to guarantee added value with each transaction.
Allthings Technologies 2013
BS
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Information technology, Service pooling ] Communication, Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device, Smarthome & building
Communication platform between owner, landlord and renter to integrate services including smart home services.
AVA Biochem (5-hmf) 2015
BS
established
Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
AVA Biochem produce chemical compounds from waste. They have developed, piloted and patented a fully water-based process for the conversion of industrial sugars into the 100% bio-based molecule 5-HMF. This platform chemical is ideally positioned to advantageously replace petroleum-sourced chemicals in various mass-market applications, due to its versatility, non-toxicity and bio-sourcing. Targeted applications include biopolymers as well as resins and adhesives.
Direct Coffee 2016
BS
validation
[ 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.
Solarbalkon (Direct Coffee) 2016
BS
growth
[ Electricity, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics
Fight climate change from your balcony with a super-light solar panel that can be plugged into the socket.
Heizungsmacher 2017
BS
growth
[ Construction of buildings, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Heizungsmacher AG, is a Swiss company specialising in the replacement of old heating systems with modern heat pumps as well as the planning and installation of photovoltaic systems in the segment of detached and semi-detached houses.
HQ Energie 2012
BS
stagnant
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Photovoltaics
HQ Energie AG is an engineering company in the energy sector with a focus on renewable energies and efficient building technology. They create turnkey photovoltaic systems.
MeteoViva Schweiz 2014
BS
growth
[ Construction of buildings, Energy management solutions ] IT data usage, Renewable technologies
MeteoViva Climate's predictive optimisation process MeteoViva is the future of building management: forward-looking, self-learning, with over 3 million operating hours of experience in buildings worldwide. The patented, model-based process creates an ers of commercial building portfolios. Whether new construction, existing buildings or retrofitting - MeteoViva Climate makes every building smart and connects it to the future.optimised indoor climate and at the same time significantly reduces operating and energy costs as well as C02 emissions. MeteoViva Climate is the intelligent solution for owners, facility managers and usMeteoViva Climate is the intelligent solution for owners, facility managers and users of commercial building portfolios. Whether new construction, existing buildings or retrofitting - MeteoViva Climate makes every building smart and connects it to the future.
myCamper 2015
BS
established
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Information technology, Mobility & Fleet management ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
MyCamper - the sharing platform for camping vehicles in Switzerland
uGreen 2016
BS
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid
Data service for load shifting and power supply system stability, Smart household appliances run when reneweable energy available. Development of efficient and flexible products and services.
NaturaYuva 2018
BS
validation
[ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Bodycare, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
NaturaYuva aims to rejuvenate agriculture by developing organic farming protocols of medicinal and aromatic plants and subsequent ecological extraction processes to produce niche natural ingredients used in varied end segments such as nutraceuticals, flavors, cosmetics, pharma.
Pick-e-Bike 2018
BS
growth
[ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-bike, e-mobility, Fleet management
Pick-e-Bike is your sharing system for e-bikes and e-scooters in different Swiss regions. Fast, easy and cheap.
youtrition 2018
BS
established
[ Farming & agriculture ] agricultural technologies
youtrition deals with the recycling of nutrients from human urine in order to achieve sustainability for food production
zoë circular building 2017
BS
validation
[ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
Atlas Sensing Labs 2017
BS
startup, but phase not clear
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ air quality, Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Atlas Sensing Labs provides environmental monitoring systems, exposure modeling/mapping methods, and consulting services primarily in the area of air quality and public health. Exposure assessment is conducted based on measurements (e.g., gases/particles in outdoor/indoor/occupational settings) and models in support of decision-making towards healthful environments locally and globally.
Aveny 2019
BS
established
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology, Many fields ] Communication, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Aveny developed the Brightway LCA calculation engine, a toolkit for next generation LCA applications. Aveny offers user-friendly LCA tools for SME, advanced LCA software for research institutes and consultants, customized LCA solutions for large companies, and Brightway toolkit licenses to LCA software developers.
fgen 2011
BS
validation
Bio technologies
FGen is a Swiss start-up company founded 2011 in Basel as a spin-off from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of the ETH Zurich. As a contract research organization we collaborate with partners from Biotech, Life Sciences, Agribusiness, and Pharma in order to develop microbes, cells, chemicals, and proteins for various applications.
Help'n'Trade 2019
BS
validation
[ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Help’n’Trade is a technology startup, which builds next generation marketplace application for small local businesses and consumers. We build solutions so that we can help local economy, communities and the environment.
innolith 2018
BS
validation
[ Energy storage ] Battery
New batteries for electric vehicles with new technology, safety and a lower price.
Kokojoo 2020
BS
growth
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
With KOKOJOO, we make two important contributions: On the one hand, we contribute to a reduction of resource waste. On the other hand, we contribute to the creation of value in Africa (Ivory Coast).
Mycrobez 2019
BS
formation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Farming & agriculture, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
MYCROBEZ is based on the insight that it is more efficient to change material instead of changing behavior patterns. In the face of increasing consumption and globalization, Mycrobez does not seek to stop throwaway culture culture, but works to make packaging products disposed of in nature packaging products disposed of in nature are fully degradable and sustainable. The vision, then, is to replace the status quo of petroleum-based packaging products such as Styrofoam in the marketplace and establish a new, circular material standard in the packaging and construction industries.
PAN DATA 2021
BS
validation
[ Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy, Heating in buildings, IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, Photovoltaics, Pump, Renewable technologies, Smartcity, Solarthermal energy, Water conservation
We help sustainability actors to make a better use of technologies and knowledge
Solarfreeze 2012
BS
growth
The Solarfreeze association supports projects, feasibility studies, demand analyses, etc. on how to use the sun as an energy source for ecological and affordable cooling in developing and emerging countries. We promote technologies and system availability in the low-tech/low-cost sector, which also have a chance for widespread use in countries with lower incomes, and also specifically promote the specialised training of young people on site with additional added value.
Stadtpilze 2017
BS
stagnant
[ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] agricultural technologies
Stadtpilze GmbH cultivates mushrooms on coffee grounds to sell for culinary uses regionally in Basel.
Swiss Vault Systems 2018
BS
growth
Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Cooling technology, Enabling technologies, IT Software
Swiss Vault is building computer systems like an energy efficient data server in a small, quiet package. Through a desktop computer unit for high-end data processing and analysis, their system reduces the data-carbon footprint with energy & space efficient data management solutions. The patented system allows for more data storage within a smaller form factor. It’s not only energy efficient but it also takes up less space in your data center.
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