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
Plastics Innovation Competence Center
FR
validation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management
The Plastics Innovation Competence Center (PICC) offers industry project-based R&I combining the latest science and technology with environmental and commercial requirements for present and future plastic products. PICC is part of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), Switzerland, and brings together multidisciplinary expertise, processing equipment, analytical and modelling tools. PICC strategically positions itself near the end of the plastics value chain to interact with converters, retailers, brand-owners, and after use recyclers. PICC consults on plastics selection and processing, designs alternative product options, and finds innovative sustainable and commercially attractive solutions for specific needs. In close collaboration with industry partners, tailored solutions are worked out for the desired event horizon by providing innovative synthetic organic materials, processing technologies and application designs.
Sun'n'go

formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy Production, Energy sufficiency ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Solarthermal energy
Solar energy is a strong catalyst to fight poverty. We provide a modular, compact and solar energy center to NGOs working with off-grid communities in South-East Africa. The center can provide light and mobile charging for the communities. It can be expanded over time, thus bringing new energy services according to the demand of the users (ex. wi-fi, fridge, printing, etc.). On the one hand, the center generates revenues, which makes it financially self-sustainable. On the other hand, the energy services provided to the communities allow them to lower their energy costs, while being less polluting, more efficient and healthier than current solutions they use. At sun’n’go, we strongly believe that no one should be left behind and that we can empower the bottom of the pyramid thanks to sustainable energy in order to reduce inequalities.
cine.equipment

validation
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Media ] Video and Film
CINE.EQUIPMENT is an online marketplace where you can offer film and photo equipment and / or rent it from other users.
Floating Robotics
ZH
validation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Transport & Mobility [ Farming & agriculture, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods ]
At Floating Robotics, we build cable-driven floating robots that offer mobility and manipulation at large scales in gardens, greenhouses, or warehouses. Our robots are easy to install, run on solar power, and automate complicated tasks.
Flux Mobility

formation
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] e-cargo, e-mobility
The start-up develops and builds high-quality e-transporters based on a modular platform concept.
KnowS IT

formation
Job portal & community. The safe way to find people with the right skills
Piss & Love
VD
validation
Construction & buildings
Piss & love design, produce and offers innovating dry toilets which are movable without machines and customizable. Furthermore, we aim to transform human waste into valuable nutrients for plants or energy.
Project Circleg
ZH
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Bodycare ]
Project Circleg is a Swiss-East African social enterprise endorsing a holistic approach in the development of appropriate lower-limb prosthetic systems for people living in low- to middle-income countries. Locally and readily available plastics are transformed into affordable high-quality prosthetics through innovative circular manufacturing processes.
SoapUpStore

formation
Health & House & Body Care, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management
We sell soap cases to store and transport soaps in a sustainable and pretty way.
SwayToday

formation
Health & House & Body Care [ Bodycare, Healthcare ]
SwayToday is an online marketplace that matches individual sustainability values of Gen Z beauty consumers with those of beauty products. This personalized, fun service enables consumers to conveniently find beauty products with their desired sustainability values (vegan, organic, zero waste, ethical, etc…and combinations thereof), discover new sustainable products, and learn about product sustainability.
Zerofy 2022

formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Zerofy helps you measure your household’s carbon emissions in real-time and drive them towards zero. Then reduce carbon emissions by switching to low carbon energy and products.
Akksel 2021
BS
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ 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.
Beyond Scroll 2021

formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Energy efficiency, Energy Production, Energy storage, Heating and cooling energy, Road vehicles and transport ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Cooling technology, e-car, Energy storage other than batteries, Geothermal energy, Heat Exchanger, Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells, Pump
At Beyond Scroll we sell Oil-free compressor for medical, AC for E-car & Hydrogen Fuel Stations
Correntics 2021
ZH
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Maritime and waterways transport ]
With our data-driven approach and a deep understanding of risk, we help our clients to future-proof their supply chains and improve their resilience in the face of climate change and emerging risks while ensuring the sustainability of business activities.
Genuss.Kompass 2021
BL
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry
Online-Shop for food in best quality, each producer is checked and visited.
Librec 2021
SO
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Collection and "closed-loop" recycling of all components of lithium-ion batteries from e-mobility
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!
Recogn.ice 2021
ZH
validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Landscape conservation and management ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
We, a young bunch of natural scientists and journalists, truly believe that recognition is key to care. This is why, in January 2019, we felt the urgency to launch “Recogn.ice”; a nonprofit organisation for the recognition of this cryosphere. Our team is committed to accomplish that one goal: for people around the world to recognise, understand and ultimately care for all frozen parts of our planet. Founded in February 2019 in Zurich, the core team of Recogn.ice consists of a glacierologist, a geologist, a communications consultant, an award-winning designer, data scientists and IT specialists. Together, we strive to present these features and data in an attractive and intuitive way : - with yellow frames indicating the very presence of the surrounding expression of the cryosphere ; - with an intuitive app ; - with an educational website mapping the cryosphere.
Re-Company 2019
GE
validation
Health & House & Body Care, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
Reinvent common products to have a sustainable impact. Starting with a bottle. REBO is the first product from the Re-company, and is a REvolutionary BOttle. It is the first bottle that cleans the planet as you drink. Thanks to a smart cap we are able to measure the water intake (and plastic saving) of the user, send it to the REBO app, convert it through blockchain into a green credit, and use the proceedings to fund the collection of bottles littering the environment. The bottle also offers a customized hydration plan to its users, it is equipped with a unique one hand push cap (developed with Aptar), and has an insulated stainless steel body keeping drinks cold for 24h.
ShadeMe 2021
VD
validation
Construction & buildings, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Sensors
ShadeMe deliver decentralized anti-glare smart blinds and controller to turn buildings greener and lighting more comfortable
SmartPantry 2021
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
SmartPantry is a Swiss startup creating an innovative virtual kitchen assistant app aiming to help families reduce food waste. An easy to use smartphone app to track purchase and use of household groceries for families, shared households and individuals. According to the Federal Office for the Environment in Switzerland, every year a total of 494’000 tonnes of food is unnecessarily wasted in households in Switzerland alone. In addition to unnecessary financial expenses, food waste also has a major impact on the environment.
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.
SquareFactory (previously csquare) 2021
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] IT data usage
SquareFactory will offer a full end-to-end MLOps platform for training, deploying, and hosting AI models cost-effectively, at scale, as well as consulting and development services to help businesses to efficiently implement AI solutions and help them transition to the new era.
StadtOase 2021
SH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Gardening ] agricultural technologies, Bio technologies, Fertilizers from wastewater, waste or other sources, Low technology
StadtOase produces and sells automated planting systems, allowing the users to easily grow their own food and have a steady supply of fresh and healthy vegetables with minimal effort.
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.
WattAnyWhere 2021
VS
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
WattAnyWhere supplies BioEnergy to ultra fast charger operators, anywhere, within a month.
Yord 2021
FR
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] IT blockchain or algorithms
yord develops an optimizer -yox- that allows you to save up to 30% of the energy consumed by your heating, ventilation or air conditioning.
duramon 2021

formation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] Sensors
Structural health corrosion monitoring solutions. To build and maintain smarter, cost-effective, safer, and more sustainably. Our solution is an embeddable multifunctional sensors in selected representative locations in concrete structures.
Graphene filter carbon capture 2021
VS
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.
INEGA 2021
GR
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Water Management ]
1gr Pflanzenkohle kann bis zu 3gr Wasser und Nährstoffe speichern. Mehr auf inega.swiss. Das Klima ist uns wichtig. Wir binden CO2 langfristig.
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