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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
Qaptis 2020
VD
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ air quality, Energy management solutions, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Carbon capture and storage
Qaptis develops a plug-in technology able to capture CO2 emissions directly at their sources. First it captures 90% of the CO2 emitted by trucks, then it stores it in liquid form dirctly onboard, finally it recycles it (fuel, plastics, building materials, CO2 sequestration).
routeRANK 2007
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] e-mobility, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Technology company routeRANK (2006) provides IT solutions for travel and mobility. Unlike other solutions, they address the entire door-to-door route by integrating all relevant modes of transport such as air, rail, public transport, P+Rail, P+Ride, car, rental car, car sharing, car pooling, e-bike, bike, walk and their many multimodal combinations. In a single search, its patented technology finds and ranks the best possible routes, allowing users to sort them according to multiple criteria such as price, travel time and CO2 emissions.
rovenso 2016
VD
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Robotic, Video and Film
ROVENSO makes agile robots for security monitoring of industrial sites. Concretely, their robots patrol fully autonomously inside and outside industrial buildings at night, detecting intrusions, thefts but also anomalies such as hot-spot (start of fires), liquid or gas leaks that could be dangerous for humans.
Rubbish Design 2016
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Wearable devices or apps
Our products are crafted from used sails, kitesurf, paragliding or each kind of toy you could use to fly and play with Nature. They cannot longer be used for their original purpose, but still offer great features. Strenght, colours, graphical design, texture.
SAMAWATT 2018
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions, Information technology ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT blockchain or algorithms, IT data usage
SAMAWATT helps wind and solar park operators manage the market risk efficiently by providing pertinent solutions such as accurate production and price forecast, spot market trading strategies, battery storage optimization, and peer-to-peer energy exchange using modern technology and powerful algorithms.
Sensorscope 2009
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology ] IT data usage, Smart device
Sensorscope is an IT company with a strong know-how in radio communication, hardware/software engineering, and database technologies, that applies cutting-edge data collection technology to wireless monitoring.
SIGS 2010
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics
SIGS has developed a filtration technology in water purification using the latest renewable energy (solar/wind) supply equipment available on the market AQUAMOBILE and AQUAFILTER both able to purify Sea, Brackish or Soiled Water to the highest degree of pure clean drinking water
SoHHytec 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production, Energy storage ] Renewable technologies
We offer cost-effective onsite renewable Fuel (Hydrogen), Electricity and Heat production and storage systems. ​
Solar Impulse 2004
VD
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics
Using spectacular events, like a solar flight around the world to spread new technology and support solutions.
SolarXplorers (SolarStratos) 2014
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics
SolarStratos is an aeronautical project aimed at flying a solar-powered airplane for the first time to the stratosphere.
SOLIDpower (Htceramix) 2000
VD
sold but still independently active
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Electric batteries
HTceramix SA (HTc) is a dynamic and dedicated SME specialized in high-temperature electro-ceramic applications for energy and gas conversion. With high temperature membrane reactors as core competence, the company works as SOLIDpower’s innovation center. Located in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, the company cooperates with many industrial and academic partners.
SteriLux 2014
VD
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
The Vaud Medtech SteriLux has developed a device which allows sterilization at low temperature of medical devices made up of all types of materials with very low energy consumption and therefor reducing waste.
Stignergy 2012
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
Stignergy developed and commercializes Smart Energy Management System (SEMS), an innovative solution for the management of the electrical energy demand. SEMS is also able to manage the storage of the local production energy, and provide prediction to the SmartGrid for the balance of Demand/Response
SwissDeCode 2016
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
SwissDeCode was founded in 2016 to build trust and secure the global food supply chain. Spin-off of the University of Geneva, our patented tools and processes are recognized by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (InnoSuisse) and independently validated by Swiss Federal Laboratories. We are based in Renens (Lausanne, VD), Switzerland.
Swiss Fresh Water 2008
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency, Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics
Swiss Fresh Water (SFW) develops a low cost and decentralized water treatment system, working thanks to solar energy or to the grid. The maintenance is furthermore supported by an Online service platform on Internet.
SwissINSO 2006
VD
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency ] Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Solarthermal energy
SwissINSO is a pioneer in the development and application of new solar technologies and products targeted at enhancing the aesthetics and overall efficiency of Building Integrated Photovoltaic and Thermal solar energy solutions. KromatixTM solar glass is available in various tuneable colours (all colours are virtually possible, white and sparkling red excepted) and has a beautiful opaque finish, making the inner workings of the solar panels are invisible and thus further enhancing the overall aesthetics of the panel.
technis 2016
VD
growth
Construction & buildings [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Sensors, Smartcity, Smart device, Smarthome & building
Control your flow of visitors, Simplify people flow management with a reassuring, easy to install solution for both shops and consumers. Installed easily at entry points of your infrastructure, our solution allows you to monitor your visitor’s flow in real-time, optimize your ressources’ management, comply with your safety standards. The solution brings also a discreet, innovative and reassuring solution for elderly people in medical houses to bring them comfort and security.
Techsep 2009
VD
restructuring, on hold, no development
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Filters & Membranes
The company's main objective is the development, manufacture and marketing of all products and processes relating to environmental protection, including in particular compact equipment for road water treatment, in compliance with current legislative requirements. (Treatment of roadway waters)
TreaTech 2015
VD
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Waste management technologies, Water conservation
Treatech's mission is to address the increasing problem of clean water availability in all regions of the world by creating a low-cost, environmentally friendly liquid waste solution resulting in fresh-water production. Current liquid waste solution rely on landfill and incineration, which are expensive, polluting and do not allow for the recycling of the valuable products contained in the liquid waste such as fresh water, biogas and salts. Treatech is developing a ground-breaking treatment technology that will enable an eco-friendly treatment of the ever-incre
TriVert 2018
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Mobility & Fleet management, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
TriVert is an IT platform that connects people and businesses in order to make recycling waste easier.
Vivent 2012
VD
established
Health & House & Body Care [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Healthcare ] IT data usage, Sensors
Vivent SARL is a pioneer in harnessing bio-signals. We are focussed on improving health outcomes of both people and plants utilizing high frequency electrical signals unique to each individual or plant type.
Voltitude 2011
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Road vehicles and transport, Sport ] e-bike, e-mobility
The purpose of the company is to develop, manufacture and market light vehicles and their components and accessories, as well as the granting of licenses and the management of derivative rights and intellectual property rights arising therefrom.
Waste Allocation Systems 2016
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
Manual waste compactor (reduces 60 liters of waste in 17 liters) named e-crush for households and SMEs. Can be used for all types of waste: household, PET bottles, aluminum or cardboard.
Prana Sustainable Water (W2AREX) 2012
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Service pooling, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The WasteWater Reuse and Energy Exchange (W2AREX ©) is a platform designed to commoditise wastewater treatment capacities and matching offers and demands of treated wastewater with wastewater supplies. It boost circular economy by proactively matching the following needs: @ B2B buyers of treated wastewater @ B2B sellers of treated wastewater for future deliveries @ C2B suppliers of wastewater for future deliveries of wastewater including inputs easy to treat to get shared profits of its transformation into water, energy, fertilizers, bio-cements, fertilizers.
WayRay 2014
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Games, Information technology ] e-mobility
With an in-house R&D center, a prototyping factory, and a team of 170 professionals, WayRay is a developer of complex AR hardware and software for creating True Augmented Reality. Our production assets and facilities enable us to independently complete the full cycle of product prototype production, without outsourcing any steps.
WeGaw 2016
VD
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] IT data usage, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Our satellite data powered product DeFROST monitors terrain status daily to make outdoors safer and enjoyable for anyone, anytime. Supported by the European Space Agency, we build & operate a technology and product stack enabling the digital outdoors tourism industry.
WEPOT 2020
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Unknown
The plant fixes its roots around the pot and, thanks to the natural porosity of the clay, it drinks as needed. This avoids any water stress, the development of weeds but above all a saving of 50% to 70% water!
Why ! open computing 2013
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
why! open computing SA is a very young company that focuses on sustainable computing by providing computing systems pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux for end users and a community based support model that ensures a longer, useful, life time of the machines, past the manufacturer's warranty.
Xemtec 2001
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Enabling technologies
Add-on smart units to existing meters for monitoring. Xemtec is an important player in digitalization of information for electricity, gas and water markets. Our system provides a comprehensive and centralised flow management for the industrial and residential sectors.
Yaksha 2018
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
Yaksha is an organic and fair trade spice from a single source, and together we are starting an innovative concept based on ethical values.
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