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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
Terrabloc 2011
GE
established
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
Manufacture and marketing of compressed earth blocks, as well as all activities in the field of architecture, engineering and construction.
Tremola 2011
GL
restructuring, on hold, no development
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] e-mobility
Market introducution of a flexible, environmentally conscious vehicle, which is both economical and fun to drive.
Wafe Technology (chili feet) 2011
ZH
stagnant
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.
am-tec switzerland 2011
ZH
restructuring, on hold, no development
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Consultants for electricity grid management; Core competencies: asset management and infrastructure management. We offer consulting, services and software for strategic and operational asset management (standardized entry-level projects for electricity, water and gas distribution)
Aveny 2019
BS
established
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Information technology, Many fields ] Communication, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Aveny developed the Brightway LCA calculation engine, a toolkit for next generation LCA applications. Aveny offers user-friendly LCA tools for SME, advanced LCA software for research institutes and consultants, customized LCA solutions for large companies, and Brightway toolkit licenses to LCA software developers.
CarbonActive 2011
ZG
established
Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Filters & Membranes
CarbonActive aspires to develop optimized solutions for use in air purification technology (Filters) for buildings.
crowdify (100-days.net) 2011
ZH
growth
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
On the crowdfunding-platform 100-days.net, Initiators present their projects and get them funded by lots of individuals, known as Boosters, for a duration of up to 120 days. In return, the Boosters receive unique goodies from the Initiator. Often the projects are environmental, artist or cultural
fgen 2011

validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Bio technologies
FGen is a Swiss start-up company founded 2011 in Basel as a spin-off from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of the ETH Zurich. As a contract research organization we collaborate with partners from Biotech, Life Sciences, Agribusiness, and Pharma in order to develop microbes, cells, chemicals, and proteins for various applications.
Good Soaps 2011
LU
established
Health & House & Body Care [ Cleaning ] Low technology
Since 2011, we have been developing and producing ecological, sustainable cleaning agents based on european plants.
Grüniger PLUS 2011
AG
established
Communication, Media, Education or Games, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Communication
Grüniger Plus GmbH is an expert in the field of energy and process optimisation of industrial processes as well as thermal systems and plants. The focus is on holistic considerations of systems and processes as well as their energetic and economic optimization.
Power Plant and Marine emission control 2011
ZH
restructuring, on hold, no development
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency ]
Competence and competitiveness in emission control for diesel engines is that we focus only on marine and power plant applications.
VortexPower 2011
ZH
stagnant
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency ] Hydro energy
VortexPower AG is specialized in the development and the sales of highly efficient products for water recovery thru natural swirling.
Agile Wind Power 2010
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Resource efficiency ] Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Agile Wind Power develops technology solutions for energy production from wind energy. It develops a vertically-rotating wind turbine which is able to reduce maintenance costs, and increase profitability and efficiency.
Catecar Industries 2010
VD
restructuring, on hold, no development
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-car, e-cargo, e-mobility, Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Catecar is a Swiss private company born in 2010 dedicated to innovation, development production and commercialization of products in the field of a green and cleaner individual transportation to reduce the warming climate and air pollution, more specifically as regards PM, NOx and CO2. Out of three projects in which Catecar is currently involved : 1. Dragonfly, the first depolluting car ; 2. Catefuel, the Truck CO2 Capture, 3. CatecairTM the PM, NOx and then CO2 air cleaner. 4. CatecairTM, 101, 40 and 70 for companies
e-netz 2010
AG
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy management solutions ] Communication
e-Netz AG is an independent planning, engineering and consulting company specialising in technical and energy issues in the energy sector. e-Netz AG unites independent experts for networks, engineering and the energy industry under one roof.
ENSY 2010
GR
stagnant
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Hydro energy (small scale)
ENSY AG manifactures plans, installs and manages Drinking Water Turbines to produce electricity in small communities.
EVTEC 2010
LU
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
EVTEC offers high speed electric car charging station with different configuration and sizes.
Grove Boats 2010
VD
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Maritime and waterways transport, Mobility & Fleet management, Waste & recycling ] Battery, e-mobility, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Grove Boats SA designs, builds and commercializes electro-solar and hybrid boats intended for passenger transportation, for capacities ranging from 12 to 100 passengers. Our products are designed in Switzerland, built in Europe and used throughout the world; they combine nautical know-how and solar technology. Our experienced technical team is also available for engineering and consulting mandates related to “clean navigation” and the development of prototypes. Such developments enabled us for example to recently launch the “Solar SeaCleaner”, first st “zero emission” boat to clean port and swimming areas Participation: Grove Boats SA designs, builds and commercialises electric and solar boats. Our products are designed in Switzerland, built in Europe and used throughout the world; they combine nautical know-how and solar technology. Our experienced technical team is also available for engineering and consulting mandates related to “clean navigation” and the development of “zero emission” crafts to clean port and swimming areas
Joulia 2010
BE
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care [ Building technology, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Heating and cooling energy, Hotel, Sport ] Enabling technologies, Heating in buildings
Invisibly integrated in a slim shower channel, Joulia-Inline recovers heat efficiently from the warm used shower water as it goes down the drain. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery unit saves up to 42% energy. Participation: Invisibly integrated in a slim shower channel, Joulia-Inline and Joulia-Twinline recover heat efficiently from the warm used shower water as it goes down the drain. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery unit saves up to 60% energy.
Lumartix 2010
VD
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
Lumartix is unveiling new generation power light source. Lumixo plasma lamp reduce dramatically the operating and maintenance costs thanks to producing directly spectrum AM1.5 or AM0 (without filter) and the very long lamp life time up to 40'000 hours.
Mootral 2018
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] agricultural technologies, Climate technologies
Mootral is a British-Swiss company that develops innovative, scalable and sustainable solutions for the agricultural systems of tomorrow. MOOTRAL is an AgriTech company based in Switzerland that develops innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector. Mootral Ruminant is a natural feed supplement that significantly reduces methane emissions from ruminants. It is based on a proprietary combination of organosulfur compounds from garlic and bioflavonoids extracted from citrus. By using Mootral Ruminant, customers can benefit from tradable carbon credits issued under Verra's VCS scheme.
Mr. Green Recycling-Service 2010
ZH
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
The start-up company Mr. Green spares people in Zurich the walk to the collection point: they pick up glass, aluminum cans, pet and batteries from home and dispose of them
myStromer 2010
BE
established
Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency ] e-bike, e-mobility
myStromer AG develops and markets innovative e-bikes. The strength of the company lies in the development of and mechanical components, electric components, software, and the complete system integration.
Novaton 2010
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Engineering ] Climate technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
NOVATON builds sea worthy NOVA Solar Islands of various sizes - floating solar islands, rotate for optimal sunlight to industrial energy production; In addition they devloped NOVACAT, a solar operated autonomous surface vehicle to navigate autonomously on high seas and other water surfaces
NVTerra 2010
VS
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Water Management ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
NVterra S.A. is a Swiss-based technology company specialized in water purification with clean technologies, such as electrolysis, which are often combined with other physic-chemical and biological treatments.
Qualysense 2010
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Forestry ] Enabling technologies
QualySense develops high-end solutions for a safe and sustainable food supply. By pioneering single-kernel analysis, combining two sensing technologies - QualySense is helping seed breeders, food companies and inspection agencies to achieve excellence in nutrition, health and safety.
SwissGeoPower Engineering 2010
AG
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
SwissGeoPower Engineering AG constructs, operates, rents and sells power plants nationally and internationally for the production of primarily electricity and secondarily heat from deep geothermal energy. These are closed petro-geo-energy power plants, which produce electricity and heat in a clean, sustainable and self-sufficient manner, which guarantees autonomy.
CTU Clean Technology Universe 2010
ZH
sold but still independently active
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
Waste treatment with Responsibility and Value Recovery
Pingen 2010
ZH
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Enabling technologies
Pingen is a web based service to automate the process of sending electronic documents as postal letters. By partnering with professional print companies distributed across various markets, Pingen achieves faster deliveries, cheaper prizes while even reducing the carbon footprint.
Renergon International 2010
TG
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Bio technologies, Renewable technologies
RENERGON extracts value from organic waste in creating valuable, sustainable products such as biofuel, biogas, renewable energy, compost, fertilizer, & biochar - always combineRenergon International AG with global social and environmental responsibility.
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