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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
novaziun 2021
GR
growth
We decarbonize because we know what needs to be preserved. As a solution provider and engineering company, we design and develop innovative vehicles and machines. Together with our customers, we electrify the world with moving innovations.
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.
Agilery 2021

validation
Agilery helps manufacturing food products in small to medium scale quantities for quick launches in a fully collaborative model through a network of partners. it therefor helps to speed up the innovation process and the market introduction and testing of new producs.
Aleph-Insight 2021
VS
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ air quality ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Aleph Insight uses photochemistry to clean the air in livestock buildings, with a patented cutting-edge technology, that is very energy efficient.
Almer Technologies 2021
BE
validation
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Engineering, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, Wearable devices or apps
Almer is the first company to provide both hardware and software as a service. By developing compact and lightweight Augmented Reality glasses, we deliver efficient technology for frontline workers with excellent image quality and specialized remote assistance software.
Campunite 2021
SH
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Campunite is a young and fresh campersharing platform. The goal is to build a fair and transparent platform where ultimately all parties benefit.
kooky 2021
ZH
validation
Behavioural change, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Kooky is the first reusable system for take-away drinks including its own return infrastructure.
Composite Recycling 2021
VD
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Composite Recycling has developed a unique process to recover glass fibers from composite material in an economically viable way. Together with the Laboratory of Advanced Composites of EPFL, we are scaling up our process to treat composite waste that is piling up: boats, wind turbine blades etc.
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.
eMobilityLab 2021
BE
formation
Advice and transfer of practical knowledge in the areas of electromobility and charging infrastructure
Ensoy 2021
TG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] food tech
We produce sustainable tofu for your kitchen from organic soy from Thurgau. With the use of Thurgau organic soy, our tofu becomes even more regional. A sign of a Swiss quality product.
Epios 2021
GE
formation
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Sensors, Smart device, Wearable devices or apps
The Epios system comprises a series of thin leads incorporating sensing electrodes and a miniature implant, inserted beneath the skin. The neural signals are wirelessly transmitted to an external receiver held in place on the skin directly over the implant with a magnet, and from there are conveyed to a wearable data processor and are finally securely stored in the Epios Cloud.
Chichery 2021
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Chickpeas are a superfood - rich in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Chichery produces various snacks from chickpeas. Their products do not contain any artificial ingredients. Because the chickpeas are roasted extremely gently, they are already very tasty by themselves.
fairpicture 2021
BE
growth
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Service pooling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Photographs, video footage, fully-produced videos - all fairly produced by local visual creators. Fairpicture delivers you fair and outstanding content and offers consulting services for innovative visual communication.
Flux Mobility 2021
ZH
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.
Fabas (fyn foods) 2021
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] food tech
We produce the first 101% Swiss organic hummus in close cooperation with our farmers: vegetable, protein-rich, healthy and super tasty!
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.
Honest Monday 2021
BE
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We connect and network entrepreneurs with investors, financial intermediaries and public institutions with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship in a sustainable way. This matchmaking is facilitated by a digital, smart and intuitive business plan that focuses on the people behind the business idea. At its heart is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) solution based on state-of-the-art technology, which in future will also use artificial intelligence (AI) to find the perfect match.
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.
Kern 2021
BE
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Trade and Retail, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
The patented shape of the corrugated cardboard box enables securely transport of content, space-saving storage, and simple handling during sorting and stacking.
kleandrop 2021
ZH
validation
Health & House & Body Care [ Cleaning ] Low technology, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Cleaning products in tab or power form, without water to save transport energy and packing plastic materials.
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