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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
Standpunkt21 GmbH 2015
ZH
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions, Energy sufficiency, Environmental monitoring ] Communication, Low technology, Renewable technologies, Smartcity
Development, management and consulting of innovative projects in the field of energy, climate change and sustainability.
STRIDE Learning 2016
ZH
growth
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Unknown ] Communication, Low technology
Our mission is to support personal, social and environmental transformations that lead us towards more sustainable and equitable societies as well as meaningful and fulfilling lives. Through action research, collaboration as well as STRIDE’s unSchooling approach to learning, we strengthen the capacity of individuals, organizations, cities, and sectors to develop impactful solutions to complex problems.
Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories 2018
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy management solutions, Information technology ] Drone & flight, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Robotic, Video and Film
Sulzer Schmid is an independent Swiss technology company and innovator of next-generation technology for the inspection of rotor blades. Our digital end-to-end process employs autonomous drones and incorporates cutting-edge image analysis tools. Reports are generated at the push of a button and are highly customizable. All the data is stored and made accessible via secure cloud services and is available for further analysis and benchmarking.
SUNCAR HK 2015
ZH
growth
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Construction of buildings, Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Energy storage, Engineering, Mobility & Fleet management ] Automated or self driving, Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., e-cargo, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Smartcity
We are a start-up company of the ETH Zurich and a subsidiary of Huppenkothen. SUNCAR HK specializes in the electrification of construction machines, utility and municipal vehicles. Electrical machines and vehicles which are powered by solar or another renewable energy have significant ecological and economic advantages compared to machines and vehicles powered with diesel.
Swisspreneur 2020
ZH
established
Communication, Media, Education or Games Low technology
We are a nonprofit on a mission to promote and advance entrepreneurship in Switzerland.
Swiss Wood Solutions 2016
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Forestry, Recreation, Resource sufficiency ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Wood or forest technologies
Swiss Wood Solutions refines solid wood and wood veneers to replace endangered tropical species and plastic products. We only use essences of sustainable origin. All our products are biodegradable, made from 100% wood and do not contain any plastic, resin or artificial coloring.
TerraRad Tech 2020
ZH
validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Landscape conservation and management, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection, Prevention of or protection from technical risks ] Drone & flight, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Optic devices
TerraRad Tech AG is a spinoff of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) focusing on environmental radiometers and remote sensing technologies
tiko 2012
ZH
established
Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
The tiko platform brings you the power of a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and an award-winning Smart Home Energy Management system designed to connect your Residential and SME assets. With its active VPP deployments, tiko is one of the biggest real-time Smart Grids in the world. Our customizable, future-proof technology has the life-expectancy of a PPP (Physical Power Plant) and enables the delivery of the full spectrum of energy services, including the most sophisticated such as fast frequency response. tiko enables you to become the driver for disruption and innovation in your market to create profitable business models.
Tinamu Labs 2018
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Airplanes & transport ] Drone & flight, Video and Film
Tinamu Labs is at the forefront of intelligent drone cinematography turning drones into reliable and safe flying cameras, delivering stunning footage at a fraction of the cost. Their flying multi-camera system enables boundless possibilities including longtime events via combining multiple drones into one single virtual camera, multi-camera productions, mobile lighting, AR solutions in sports as well as motion tracking over long distances to name just a few.
TwingTec 2013
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
TwingTec has developed the energy drone. The drone flies on a tethered wing which flies similar as a kite to harness the energy of wind. This unlocks huge unexploited wind energy resources to produce clean energy cheaper than with fossil fuels.
UMAMI 2015
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
The seedlings, the so-called microgreens of Umami, thrive in an ecosystem that also includes cichlids, shrimps, mushrooms and countless small animals and microorganisms. The production process is resource-efficient and works without pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or artificial fertilizers.
Unisers 2019
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Detection of trace-impurities in ultrapure water UNISERS created a fully-automated universal chemical sensor capable of identifying multiple and different impurities in water. This technology will help the semiconductors industry to maintain the purity level of the rinsing water in the chip production, eventually improving the reliability and the manufacturing yield of the chips.
UniSieve 2018
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency ] Filters & Membranes
Over 10% of the total energy consumption worldwide is due to separation processes. To target this issue, we developed a membrane technology, which allows cost and energy efficient separation of gases. The technology is based on an inventive way of integrating metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into polymeric membranes. The UniSieve technology has the potential to create various separation solutions for small-scale home applications (B2C), and also large-scale industrial processes (B2B). Currently, the focus is set on building modules for the purification of hydrogen (energy, cleantech industry) and propylene (oil&gas, chemical industry).
Urban Connect 2013
ZH
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike, e-mobility
Urban Connect provides all-in-one bicycle fleet solutions for corporate clients. Companies like Google, Zurich Insurance and Roche choose Urban Connect to provide fleets of e-bicycles and bicycles for their employees who are on the move in Switzerland.
Urban Sympheny 2020
ZH
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT Software
Sympheny offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to support the optimized planning of energy systems for neighborhoods, campuses, communities and urban districts. Using cutting edge algorithms, we empower energy planners to quickly and accurately identify the optimal energy supply solution for any site. Our software fits ideally with current planning workflows, enabling energy planners to quickly evaluate a broad range of conventional and novel supply solutions, and to consider multiple demand vectors simultaneously.
Vatorex 2020
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Forestry ] Bio technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We help beekeepers in the fight against the Varroa mite. The company develops a system against the Valora Mite without acids and automatically.
Vela Solaris (Polysun) 2006
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics
Polysun, a simulation software for renewable energy installation developed by Vela Solaris, provides invaluable support in the analysis, design and calculation of heating and cooling systems using renewable energy (solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, heat pumps, geothermal energy and solar cooling)
Vir2sense 2016
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] e-mobility, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device
Vir2sense GmbH provides ready to use, optimized fast combustion and emission models for internal combustion engine calibration, continuous emissions monitoring and real-time control. The virtual sensors have been used successfully in automotive, heavy duty, power generation and ship propulsion applications.
v-locker 2019
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike
V-Locker is a very compact, automatic parking and storage system that allows e-bikes and bicycles to be parked on the smallest possible space requirements.
Vuna 2016
ZH
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Building technology, Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Gardening, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Filters & Membranes
VUNA designs & implements specialised sanitation systems to: - recover nutrients & water - save water - avoid costly sewers Participation: VUNA designs & implements specialised sanitation systems to:- recover nutrients & water- save water - avoid costly sewers
Wafe Technology (chili feet) 2011
ZH
established
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Health & House & Body Care [ Functional clothes ] Wearable devices or apps
Chili-feet warming soles convert pressure directly in heat when walking. They are suitable for men and women and give a pleasant wearing comfort thanks to microfiber surface. chili-feet is the combination of Swiss inventive talent, engineering performance and high-tech material for pleasantly warm feet.
WeACT 2014
ZH
growth
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Many fields ] Gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
WeAct engages people through gamification & team dynamics with online solutions.
wick upcycling (wiederverwerkle) 2018
ZH
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
The aim of the Wiederverwerkle association is to reuse residual materials for something new. It collects residual wood and metal from local industrial and craft enterprises. The material is processed, sorted and offered for sale at a reasonable price.
Wingtra 2016
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Information technology ] Drone & flight, Robotic, Video and Film
Headquartered in Switzerland, Wingtra is the world’s leading VTOL drone producer for mapping, survey and mining industry professionals. Since its market entry in early 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 70 of the biggest equipment dealers and has been selling mapping drones globally ever since.
Workspace2go 2016
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Workspace2go is a platform for meeting rooms, workstations and seminar rooms that can be booked by the hour or by the day. Suppliers can use the platform to provide unused workspace, which guests can book for their meeting or workshop.
WormUp 2017
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Recycle your kitchen scraps at home, Compact. Odorless. Elegant. WormUp HOME is the first ceramic Worm Bin that produces compost from kitchen waste.
Yasai 2020
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Trade and Retail, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Bio technologies, Hydro energy (small scale), Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, LED, Resource saving agricultural technologies, Smartcity, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Yasai offers Farming as a Service with Vertical Farms based on circular economy within Smart Cities
Yova 2017
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] Low technology
Yova is a digital platform for investing with a sustainability impact. Yova customers invest directly into companies that help solve global challenges and make a difference in topics they care about. Renewable energies, gender equality, circular economy – they can decide which topics they want to invest in. All investments are tailored to the customer’s needs and values. At the same time, they are professionally diversified and designed for long-term returns. The customers get both: sustainability impact and financial return. With the Yova platform, everyone can become an impact investo.
Zarawind 2017
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Wind energy
Our Lighter-Than-Air wind power system is designed compact, cost-effective and eco-friendly to be used in remote off-grid locations. For the installation of the wind power system at that altitude, the use of a buoyant gas aerostat allows the user to carry an electrical generator
act cleantech Agentur Schweiz 2015
ZH
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
act cleantech Agentur coordinates and supports the Swiss network of energy specialists and partners in support of their customers. We enable communication with the federal government, maintain specialised web tools and ensure legal conformity. It is our concern to help your company to achieve a breakthrough in energy efficiency so that you can reduce your costs and make an important contribution to climate protection.
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