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
Clean Motion 2019
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care
Develops self-disinfecting door handles to avoid germ transmission.
CO2 Free Truck 2019

formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] Climate technologies, Energy storage other than batteries, Renewable technologies
Captures the CO2 emitted by truck and store it. The CO2 can then be sold on the CO2 market or transformed in fuel. The patented technology is researched at the EPFL
collaboratio helvetica 2017
BE
formation
Behavioural change [ Unknown ]
We create spaces for dialogue, new ways of collaboration and the collective development of approaches to shaping the Switzerland of tomorrow –built on ecological responsibility, humanity and the common good.
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.
eQtiq 2019
ZH
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
With eQtiq - Receipt 2.0 secure, easy and eco-friendly interactive receipt archive - purchasing history is available always when needed enhancing user experience & client-merchant relationship.
Flowconverter Energy 2007
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Hydro energy (small scale)
The company aims to develop, manufacture and operate innovative environmental technologies. The main produkt is the FLOWCONVERTER™, an innovative flow generator for the generation of electric current. The fields of application of FLOWCONVERTER™ are brooks, rivers, canals and ocean currents, where it can be installed without a negative impact on fish or the waters natural behaviour.
Flybotix 2019
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
FlybotiX technology aims to double the flight time of compact drones. We use our technology as a building block to create a 350mm, dual rotor, collision tolerant drone. The system is suitable for in-structure and indoor inspection. The technology is usable in virtually any drone application.
Graphene filter carbon capture 2021

formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Climate technologies
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a graphene filter for carbon capture that surpasses the efficiency of commercial capture technologies, and can reduce the cost carbon capture substantially.
Infrascreen 2019
NE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] New chemical materials, Resource saving agricultural technologies
We used nano-technologies to design the next generation of greenhouse screens. Our screens are game changer in terms of performance and impact. Participation: We used nano-technologies to design the next generation of greenhouse screens. Our screens are game changer in terms of performance and impact.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991

formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
The e-mobility pioneer KYBURZ is breaking new ground in battery recycling: The Zurich-based company has put an innovative in-house system into operation - the first of its kind in Switzerland. The recycling process developed in collaboration with Empa is environmentally friendly and offers potential beyond the company's own electric vehicle production lines.
Mastercoldbrewer (re-coffee) 2017
SG
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Coffee - Drinks that are manufactured without the effects of heat. This lead to preserved aromas and vitamines. The products are fair and mostly organic.
Mia & Noa 2019
GE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
mia&noa proposes the first purpose-built zero-waste coffee bar.
Olanga ( previously myFoodWaste ) 2020
BS
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Internet of Things
Olanga is the Swiss solution for sustainable food consumption and Food Waste reduction in the gastronomy. It allows to preorder food with an app at company retaurants et university to personalize the diet plan and gives planning security to the restaurants. Olanga leads to sustainable cost savings and Food Waste reduction and helps to protect natural resources. Olanga can reduce the costs in canteens by up to 3% and significantly increase customers satisfaction
Oxyle 2020
ZH
formation
Oxyle uses clean energy to degrade hazardous micropollutants from wastewater, such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chemicals etc.
Ponera 2019
TI
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use.
Ponera Group has developed a unique logistic solution based on an innovative design of pallets’ system which decreases packing costs by minimizing the transport inefficiencies. The flexibility of this innovation makes it applicable to wide range of industries.
Power to Gas (Energie 360° & PSI) 2016
ZH
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
Efficiently producing energy from biowaste: A technology developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and tested in collaboration with the Zurich-based energy provider Energie 360° makes it possible. It extracts significantly more methane from biowaste than conventional methods. For this important contribution to a sustainable energy supply, PSI and Energie 360° have now been awarded the Watt d'Or 2018 in the Renewable Energy category by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
QuerDenkFabrik 2014

formation
Development and improvement of high-pole electric motors. The first prototyps are promising. Using the new Soft Magnetic Composite Material
RB2 Robotics 2017
VD
formation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas)
We are a spin-off from the HEIG-VD Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory based at the EPFL innovation park. We are developing state of the art deep learning models that enable robots to make smart and secure decisions only based on what they see just like humans do.
Remotely Green 2019
GE
formation
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Many fields ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Working for a better, greener connected world, where collaborating remotely is the obvious choice.
Remretech 2017
AG
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Enabling technologies
Recycling technology for strategically & technologically important rare earths from magnet e-wastes. The founder Ajay Patil aims to develop a portable recycling unit for e-waste and resource management.
Rigi Technologies 2016
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
Rigi Technologie developes Air Bridge to enable aerial drone delivery between two or more locations.
SmartHelio 2019
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Internet of Things, Solarthermal energy
SmartHelio is a clean-tech start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland. We optimise the return on investment for both solar roof-top companies and their clients using our IoT sensor and AI-based data analytics.
Stadtpilze 2017
BS
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
Stadtpilze GmbH cultivates mushrooms on coffee grounds to sell for culinary uses regionally in Basel.
Swissponic 2021
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
Swissponic has developed an automated system for growing vegetable hors-sols at home. The system consists of a hydroponic structure, a control unit with dedicated software and a cloud connection for remote culture management at any time.
Swiss Vault Systems 2018
BS
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Cooling technology, Enabling technologies, IT Software
Swiss Vault is developing products for customers who are looking for 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.
Swistor 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ]
Swistor develops the next generation of energy storage device for a clean, sustainable future. Our Lithium and Cobalt free solution enables charging our devices ultra fast, extends the lifetime 30 times and is environmentally friendly and safe.
terrabiom 2019
VD
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Bio technologies
Terrabiom is on a mission to create sustainable agriculture and community through nature, by improving soil with microbiobes
Ticlnsect 2019
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies
TicInsect aims to contribute to solve two problems: the need of sustainable protein sources and the reduction of food waste. TicInsect manufactures insect-derived sustainable animal feed ingredients on the base of black soldier flys. This product is highly demanded for pet food manufacturing, in aquaculture and to nourish chicken, poultry and pigs.
Treasures of Nature 2019
GE
formation
Health & House & Body Care, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Bodycare, Healthcare ] Unknown
Production and sale of organic, high quality (mainly cosmetic) products and not tested on animals while remaining at affordable prices. Our Elementals brand is also local (Swiss-made) and zero waste, with recyclable packaging.
Turbo Niki 2018

formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Heating and cooling energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Recuperation of waste heat energy in industrial applications and private households to produce electricity.
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