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
XFarm 2018
TI
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
xFarm is a digital platform helping the farmers to manage their activities. It is composed of a cloud-based field management software, IoT field sensors gathering meteorological and environmental data, and an open app store for decision support services.
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
Zevvy (EVG-Zentrum) 2017
LU
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Supports the development of community solar projects (EVG) and runs the software Zevvy to help customers with the billing of solar power systems for "Eigenverbrauch"
zoë circular building 2017
BS
validation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
Happy Genie (Antanas) 2013
SZ
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes, Trade and Retail ] Wearable devices or apps
Happy Genie produces stylish and multifunctional bags made from apple waste, designed in Switzerland and handmade in Italy. In addition to high-end fashion, Happy Genie offers fair working conditions throughout the supply chain and also gives a portion of its proceeds to impact organizations.
Atlas Sensing Labs 2017
BS
startup, but phase not clear
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ 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.
Durot Electric 2017

growth
Durot Electric promotes the spread of electric mobility in order to conserve our planet’s finite resources. To this end, we bring unique and long-standing knowledge in electrification to projects and products. As a contract developer and solution provider, we support manufacturers of vehicles and machines in their entry into and transition to electromobility.
elmoove 2017
SH
growth
elmoove combines their knowledge form the sctors e-bike, energy mamagement and load management for EV's. Our own product is a e-bike charging station for apartement buildings and public use.
Enlightware 2017
ZH
formation
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Video and Film
Empowering Humans at the Age of Artificial Intelligence. We pursue the mission to foster autonomy, creativity and collaboration skills of each individual through digital products. For more information, read our social impact description.
Fair Voyage 2017
ZH
stagnant
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring, Functional clothes, Hotel, Information technology, Recreation ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Fair Voyage helps you find and customize your best conscious travel experience in Africa and developing regions. They are building an ethical and sustainable booking platform that exclusively promotes verified responsible tour operators. Through their direct relationships with local leaders in sustainability, they can offer you highest quality at best prices.
IDUN Technologies 2017
ZH
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Healthcare, Information technology ] IT data usage, Sensors
IDUN Technologies Ltd. is a biosensor company based in Zurich, Switzerland. Coming from a stretchable electronics research group from ETH Zurich, IDUN is developing and producing soft and dry conductive electrodes for biopotential monitoring (ECG, EEG, EMG). With a unique and patented surface structure these electrodes provide high quality signals with skin-friendly materials without electrolyte gel.
Crick (Insekterei GmbH) 2017
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Crick produces insect-based foods like snacks or crispbread
KnowS IT 2017

validation
Job portal & community. The safe way to find people with the right skills.
Mastercoldbrewer (re-coffee) 2017
SG
growth
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.
Nectariss 2017
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Cleaning ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Consumers increasingly expect foods with clean labels (sustainable, healthy, authentic, with natural ingredients and of known origin). The drivers of these expectations include consumer health awareness, the demand for environmental and economic sustainability, but also the excitement and pleasure of discovering novel and exotic foods. Nectariss has developed the Nectariss Method, a patent-backed fermentation technology that enables the generation of food with new natural flavors. Nectariss offers a natural truffle aroma in bulk to B2B customers.
Neology 2017
VD
formation
Neology aims to bring an affordable and clean solution to the commercial transportation, by utilizing ammonia as the carbon-free energy vector.
neverain 2017
ZH
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Transport & Mobility e-bike, e-mobility
Thanks to a multifunctional overall, cycling should in future be a pleasure regardless of the weather.
novatlantis 2017
ZH
stagnant
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Resource efficiency ] Communication, Low technology
Novatlantis aims for energy system transformation, resource efficiency, renewable energies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It analyses data, developments of information, knowledge and strategies, empowers customers to take concrete action, and provides scientific services.
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.
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.
Ronovatec 2017
SZ
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Gardening, Landscape conservation and management ] Automated or self driving, Robotic
Our patent pending robot technology has been specifically designed to assist green keepers and others who tend large grass areas. Each robot is multifunctional, meaning that it can replace several machines and can be used for mowing, brushing of synthetic turf, soil analysis, line drawing, and due to electric power not an internal combustion engine, mowing can often be moved into new time windows for mowing i.e. late evenings, lunchtimes or even overnight.
Seefeld Style (YARN-TO-YARN) 2017
ZH
validation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Seefeld Style produces trousers from the fabric made out of recycled yarn. YARN-TO-YARN® developed the extraction method to produce recycled yarn and lifts the fashion industry into the Circular Economy with "the infinite yarn".
Ambrosus 2017
ZG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Health & House & Body Care, Transport & Mobility [ Food production & retail, Healthcare ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Ambrosus, which is a member of the CVA, is a project to build a blockchain-based ecosystem for supply chains for life-essential products like food and medicine.
Sonnenpool 2017
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production ] Battery, Photovoltaics
We finance and build solar systems, smart meters, and everything else to get clean power from your roof and the grid.
Stadtpilze 2017
BS
stagnant
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] agricultural technologies
Stadtpilze GmbH cultivates mushrooms on coffee grounds to sell for culinary uses regionally in Basel.
Zum guten Heinrich 2020
ZH
stagnant
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Restaurants ] Low technology
Sustainable catering delivered by Food-Bike fight Food-Wast; uses high quality and shapeless fruit and vegetables that cannot be sold - because they are not of the standard size. This reduces the amount of fruit and vegetables that remain in the fields with the farmers or end up in the biogas plant.
Alaya (Share A Dream Solutions ) 2016
VD
established
Behavioural change [ Service pooling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Alaya is a leader in employee volunteering and corporate giving, enabling employees to choose their way of contributing and providing a powerful tool to analyse the impact created by an entire company. Global brands as well as small and medium enterprises rely on Alaya’s platform to drive their social responsibility and engagement programs. Alaya was founded in January 2018 from the merger of two major employee volunteering and corporate giving actors, Share a Dream and Hope it up. Our team believes that companies and their employees have a remarkable potential to create change. So we are committed to helping non-profit organisations around the world have access to funds, volunteers, knowledge and skills
airlite (AM Technology) 2016
TI
established
Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Wall colours that clean the air we breathe, remove bacteria from homes, offices and hospitals, and reduce energy consumption.
aQuaTox Solutions 2016
ZH
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
aQuaTox-Solutions GmbH, an Eawag spinoff, offers services in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology, in particular the assessment of water quality and environmental risk assessment of chemicals. The main focus is on alternatives to conventional animal tests, using fish cells and fish embryos as test models.
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