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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
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Sensors, Smart device, Smartgrid
SynchroGuard is a new smart solution for electrical grid monitoring and automation. Thanks to its advanced sensing infrastructure, SynchroGuard has the outstanding feature to combine in a single solution real-time grid monitoring, optimal control of grid resources, and smart fault management.
Alterna 2020
VD
growth
Alterna enables various projects to help the sustainable transition through a state-of-the-art service.
Attolight 2008
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Attolight started off to revolutionise cathodoluminescence (CL): design top of the line CL instruments that deliver superior performance, maximum ease-of-use and make quantitative cathodoluminescence possible. The Company firmly believes in the potential of cathodoluminescence and aims at establishing the technology as a standard in-line inspection method in semiconductor industry. Attolight is a company with global presence with systems in Europe, Asia, and North America. The Company is headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park where the Attolab is located as well. Attolight "New Cathodoluminescence"​ solutions support the state-of-the -art research and developments in LEDs, Solar Cells, High Mobility Transitors, new opto-electronical devices, nano-structured semiconductors.
BioApply 2004
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
BioApply, enabling biodegradable and biobased alternatives to plastic. Since 2006, BioApply develops biobased, compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions. BioApply solutions address the needs of both retail and waste management sectors. BioApply is based in Switzerland and is also present in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bogga 2014
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Bogga provides advisory services to develop and finance behind-the-meter renewable energy projects delivering Energy-as-a-Service to Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, in order to reduce electricity cost by securing price visibility & stability; Improve the reliability and self-security of electricity supply by integrating energy storage solutions; Reach renewable energy targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions & dependency on fossil fuel.
ChemAlive 2017
VD
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Software driven by machine learning that allows the chemical industry to model chemistry, improve yield and generate new chemical leads. The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The efficiency and reliability of our approach opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.
Clean Motion 2019
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care
Develops self-disinfecting door handles to avoid germ transmission.
CoolTEC 2007
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
Low-cost solutions for high energy efficiency. CoolTec help to find the best solution for you in the field of renewable energy , like solar panels for heat or power production. KnowHow about Thermal DrainBack Systems.
EcoWaste 2003
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Smartcity
EcoWaste SA offers a complete range of ecological products and services for optimizing the management of all types of waste.
enerdrape 2020
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
We help existing buildings to save energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with a simple and clean solution without any drastic infrastructure changes. Our modular geo-thermal panels are easily installed indoor with a minimum impact on the existing infrastructure to efficiently harvest geothermal and waste heat sources accumulated in any kind of existing environments.
Fiaxell 2018
VD
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Unknown ] Enabling technologies
A global solution for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), electrolyser (SOEC) & high temperature electrochemical devices Over the past nine years, Fiaxell has developed processes for cell fabrication, specialty screen printing inks, flexible testing devices for high temperature measurements and has now provided customers worldwide. To complement our core competences, we identified highly skilled manufacturers of electronics (power supply & EIS), kilns, gas control, liquid management, gas detection, hydrogen generators and are working closely with them.
Flybotix 2019
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
FlybotiX technology aims to double the flight time of compact drones. We use our technology as a building block to create a 350mm, dual rotor, collision tolerant drone. The system is suitable for in-structure and indoor inspection. The technology is usable in virtually any drone application.
Geo2X 2012
VD
established
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical
Geo2X is a Swiss Company based near Geneva. It was founded 12 years ago by experienced geologists and geophysicists who have complementary areas of expertise in the petroleum, geotechnical, geophysical and geological domain. This allows Geo2X offer a wide range of services that meet all the demands of its customers.Our global experience is key to find specific solutions for varied issues (hydrogeology, natural resources, landslides, pollution, etc.) in many environments. A particular effort is put into research and development of new hardware and software, allowing us to have innovative answers to complex situations.
Légumes Perchés 2020
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture, Gardening, Resource sufficiency ]
The purpose of the company is to design, carry out and support urban and peri-urban agriculture projects
Neo Technologies 2004
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Information technology ] IT data usage
Market leader in consulting and solutions for Energy and Public Sectors in Switzerland, neo technologies carries out information technology development and integration projects. From consultancy to completion, operation to maintenance, neo takes on all aspects of a project according to the needs of its clients. Our approach: build bridges between technology and business. Each project is unique and must incorporate technological and functional factors whilst maintaining the greatest possible pragmatism.
Procsea 2016
VD
established
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Trade and Retail ] Low technology
Business-to-business seafood marketplace. We specalise in the trade of traceable wild and farmed seafood, connecting buyers and sellers together in real time. You have access to a multitude of carefully selected suppliers, directly from the European ports, without the middle man.
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.
Rigi Technologies 2016
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
Rigi Technologie developes Air Bridge to enable aerial drone delivery between two or more locations.
Sensefly 2009
VD
sold but still independently active
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management Enabling technologies, Smart device
Our proven drone solutions simplify the collection and analysis of geospatial data, allowing professionals in surveying, agriculture, engineering and humanitarian aid to make better decisions, faster. senseFly was founded in 2009 and is the commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group.
SmartHelio 2019
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Internet of Things, Solarthermal energy
SmartHelio is a clean-tech start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland. We optimise the return on investment for both solar roof-top companies and their clients using our IoT sensor and AI-based data analytics.
Swistor 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ]
Swistor develops the next generation of energy storage device for a clean, sustainable future. Our Lithium and Cobalt free solution enables charging our devices ultra fast, extends the lifetime 30 times and is environmentally friendly and safe.
terrabiom 2019
VD
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Bio technologies
Terrabiom is on a mission to create sustainable agriculture and community through nature, by improving soil with microbiobes
Tyre Recycling Solutions 2013
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
TRS has developed Swiss proprietary technologies to process scrap tyres and deliver output products with significant value-in-use
vélocité 2003
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ]
We have been delivering since 1999, when vélocité had only one courier and a few dozen customers. Over the years, we have grown and expanded, joined the Swissconnect network, merged with Poste-it (Yverdon and Neuchâtel), created “antennas” in Vevey and Sion, and acquired through these experiences a real know-how in the field of fast delivery, which allows us to offer a high quality service to our customers. Today, the vélocité team has more than 50 employees, committed, motivated and ready to wet the jersey all year round and in all weather conditions, to deliver more than 300 deliveries by hand every day.
Albedo 2015
ZG
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Health & House & Body Care [ Electricity ] LED, Renewable technologies
In production, Albedo AG only uses durable components and manufactures exclusively energy-efficient lights. This saves important resources for the future and sustainably protects the environment.
aliunid 2018
ZG
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
aliunid is a white label service for producers, suppliers and network operators. end users (households, prosumers and sme) will experience aliunid as a smart home or smart business solution.
Bitlumens 2016
ZG
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Engineering ] Internet of Things, LED, Lighting, Photovoltaics, Sensors, Smart device, Smartgrid
BitLumens distributes solar power devices in areas without a power-grid and connects them to the blockchain. By using the devices, people build up credit scores and investors can view where the machines are located and how much power these generate. Remitters can pay for their family's electricity bills providing transparency and security of transactions.
BNL Clean Energy 2009
ZG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
The BNL Clean Energy Group provides standardised modular Zero Emission Zero Residue Clean Energy plants for biomass and waste-to-energy solutions. It also helps with financing the solutions.
ClimateRe 2015
ZG
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Low technology
ClimateRe promotes and facilitates agricultural insurance and improved community-based projects to stregthen climate resilience of farmers.
eCarUp 2017
ZG
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Service pooling ] e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Smartcity
With our solution, we maximise returns from under-utilised charging stations for electric cars at offices, hotels, retail centres or apartment complexes – and transform payments with our intuitive app.
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