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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). Discover the companies by using the search filters. Sort the list by clicking on the arrows next to founding year, canton and phase. If your innovation is missing, please add your project here .

Company Name Founding year Canton Phase Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
Flybotix 2019
VD
validation
[ 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.
Freesuns 2019
VD
validation
[ Energy Production ] Photovoltaics
Solar Tiles - Designed in Switzerland and individually hand-crafted to the highest industry quality standards, Freesuns solar tiles have been developed to last. As a result, they are more robust than normal roof tiles and much stronger than ordinary solar panels. Our tiles can be adapted to any roof with variations in shape, colour, and size.
Gamaya 2015
VD
growth
[ Farming & agriculture, Forestry, Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Smart device
Gamaya addresses the need to increase efficiency and sustainability of large industrial farming, as well as the productivity and scalability of small-holder farming, by deploying the world’s most advanced solution for mapping and diagnostics of farmland. Gamaya helps farmers to use water, fertilisers, chemicals and fuel more efficiently; improve the quality and quantity of their production; minimise the impact on the environment; as well as reduce risks associated with drought, extreme weather conditions and climate change.
GEOEG 2018
VD
validation
[ Energy management solutions, Engineering, Environmental monitoring ] Communication, Low technology
At GEOEG, we foster the multiple roles of the underground, a spatial, material and resourceful medium that can support and host structures and infrastructures, as well as provide renewable energy. From this perspective, we developed a multidisciplinary approach allowing to plan, design, and manage it in the most integrated way.
Greenastic 2016
VD
established
Greenastic is the first eco-friendly digital gardening platform based on the principles of permaculture. Greenastic provide you tools to design your perfect biologic and durable garden, balcony, or terrace. From your couch, you can create the best dynamic between plants and vegetables that you like with a web application that caters to your needs.
GreenGT 2008
VD
growth
[ Electricity efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility, Hydro energy, Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
GreenGT is an independent Swiss company that has designed and developed high-performance clean and durable electric-hydrogen propulsion systems since 2008. GreenGT technology is based on the use of the hydrogen-powered electric motor through the use of the fuel cell.
Green Motion 2009
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Engineering ] Battery, e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
Green Motion is an independent company founded in Lausanne in 2009, which locally designs and produces charging systems for electric vehicles. The Swiss company is among pioneers of the charging infrastructure market, and has been successfully installing its charging stations throughout the country for more than 10 years. The Green Motion line includes private and public charging stations, quick chargers as well as centralized charging management systems for public parking. All Green Motion stations are designed to operate in network and include state-of-the-art functions such as multi-channel payment, vehicle charging regulation as a function of usage of the electric network as well as roaming between national and international operators.
Grove Boats 2010
VD
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ 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
Helvitek Labs 2020
VD
formation
[ Healthcare ]
The goal of the company is to create the next generation of urban life anti-pollution masks combining state-of-the-art protection with a revolutionary design.
Hydromea 2014
VD
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring ] Drone & flight, Enabling technologies
Hydromea SA is a deeptech start-up from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, with the goal to bring the latest advanced technology from microengineering and robotics to the environmental water quality market. By leveraging automation, data management and multi-robot systems with AI, Hydromea aims to provide high-resolution in-situ data (which to date cannot be obtained by other means), cost-effectively and fast. The high-resolution and real-time data obtained simultaneously across a defined volume of water brings unparalleled value to numerous industries – from mapping the extent of an oil spill or turbidity profiles during delta works and port construction to nitrate plume detection, closed space surveys and management of bath and potable water
Inergio 2020
VD
formation
[ Energy storage ] Battery, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
INERGIO develops low-cost decentralized energy solution serving consumer, security, off-grid industry and robotic systems. Their lightweight fuel cell power packs are operating based on widely available butane/propane providing a reliable, lightweight and eco-friendly solution at high autonomy.
Insolight 2015
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption,Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Farming & agriculture, Resource efficiency ] agricultural technologies, Photovoltaics
Insolight aims to simplify sunlight concentration for photovoltaic systems (CPV) by drastically changing the way of tracking the sun throughout the year. We combine the advantages of standard solar panels mounting structure, with the high efficiency of concentrated photovoltaics.
Involi 2016
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Airplanes & transport, Information technology, Prevention of or protection from technical risks ] Drone & flight, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Sensors
INVOLI is the leading provider of hardware and software solution for the detection and visualization of air traffic and the tracking of drones.
Kido Dynamics 2018
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Many fields, Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] IT blockchain or algorithms, Smartcity
Kido Dynamics provides tools for companies to deeply understand people’s mobility patterns. Our technology provides exhaustive, contextual analytics for people mobility patterns. Demand for such tools is very broad all over the world, including segments such as transportation, out-of-home marketing, tourism, events, and smart cities.
KITRO 2017
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management,Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Measuring and reducing food waste in restaurants and canteens with user-friendly solution that reduces cost and wasted resources.
Komp-ACT 2018
VD
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] Motor & actuator
At KOMP-ACT, we manufacture the industry’s most compact, lightweight, cost-efficient electric actuators, grippers and accessories destined for the motion automation market. Our patented electric solutions designed for maximum reliability and performance can be easily integrated onto new machinery or retrofitted onto virtually any existing machinery where traditional pneumatic actuators are used. Our products are designed and manufactured in Switzerland.
La Petite Epicerie 2018
VD
growth
[ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
La Petite Epicerie is a new way of getting local supplies. It is a room filled with products from local producers with free access 24-7 using our mobile application. It's not only the tool that lets you do your shopping anytime, but it's also a source of information on how and who produces what you eat.
LEDsafari 2016
VD
established
[ Electricity, Energy Production ] Enabling technologies, LED, Photovoltaics, Sensors
LEDsafari is a clean-tech social start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland that develops innovative digital products to help solar companies and organisations to manage their staff and assets. LEDsafari addresses three types market: Innovative solar kits for education in schools, Online digital platform for staff and channel partner (HelioLearn©) and Low cost & Plug and Play IoT sensor for online monitoring of the solar devices (HelioHealth©).
LENR Cars 2012
VD
restructuring, on hold, no development
[ Electricity, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy ] 3D Printing, Battery, e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
LENR Cars is developing mobile electric generators based on LENR technology to power electric vehicles or provide heat and electric power to regular vehicles. There is no working prototype, yet.
L.E.S.S. 2012
VD
established
[ Electricity efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Lighting
Our goal is to design and develop effective and innovative lighting solutions to ensure reliable, sustainable and competitive systems. LED small scale lighting systems.
REACTIS SA (previously Le Thiec ASD) 2018
VD
growth
[ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Innovative solutions for more recycling like foldable, light bins, compressing rubbish, new materials etc.
Limoo 2021
VD
validation
[ Catering, Restaurants ] Unknown
When you order from Limoo, you can order with the same excitement, assurance and peace of mind that come with dining out at any top-quality restaurant establishment. Our Chefs are professional private chefs or small family businesses traiteurs which comply with local food safety regulations and Limoo’s highest food standards. Limoo’s expert food tasters will also sample every single chef dish to ensure they’re amazing in flavor and value before adding it to our menus and reaching you!
lowimpact food 2021
VD
validation
[ Food production & retail, Resource sufficiency ]
Lowimpact food provides a concrete solution to the problem of feeding the planet in 2050. We revalue co-products from various local beer and fruit juice producers through the breeding of edible insects. Thanks to its low ecological impact and high bioconversion, insect breeding is part of sustainable production. The breeding is carried out in a controlled environment and devoid of invasive treatment. These insects are then transformed into an ultra protein flour which can be easily integrated into different foods (eg: cereal bars or protein pastes).
Lumartix 2010
VD
growth
[ 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.
MeduSoil 2018
VD
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Unknown ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
Medusoil is an EPFL spin-off and applies world's first ground bio-stabilization technology to mainstream construction problems. By coupling traditional construction practice with lab-developed, nature-based biochemical carriers we reduce application costs, minimize equipment requirements and increase long-term resistance against failures and environmental threats.
MEMBRASENZ 2019
VD
validation
[ Electricity, Energy management solutions ]
MEMBRASENZ is engaged into development, production and commercialization of gas-separating membranes to be used in alkaline electrolysers and other energy conversion systems.
Mootral 2018
VD
validation
[ 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.
Nagi Bioscience 2019
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Healthcare ] Bio technologies
Nagi Bioscience is an innovative high-tech startup operating in the BioTech field, located in the heart of the Swiss "Health Valley"​. Nagi Bioscience revolutionizes the way toxic and beneficial effects of substances are tested today, with the first “Organism-on-Chip” technology: ethical alternative to animal testing and key to boost innovation and efficiency in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and chemical industries.
Nanogence SA 2017
VD
growth
[ Building technology, Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Construction: Resource or material optimisation, New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Nanogence develops smart nanoadditives for construction sector allowing cost and carbon footprint reduction. The products are integrated directly into current cement and concrete manufacturing processes.
NeoCarbons 2019
VD
formation
[ air quality ] Air pollution abatement, Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Carbon capture and storage
We fight against global warming by removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere. We do this in a clever way so that carbon chains built from CO2 are competitive with fossil-based substitutes (oil, gas, coal ). NeoCarbons™ provides industrial solutions for the effective remediation of effluent CO2 and/or for the economic production of high value added chemicals via the generation of micro-algae biomass. Targeted industries that will benefit from NeoCarbons™ technology include pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, energy and transportation.
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