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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
Plastogaz 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ air quality, Energy Production, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Plastogaz is a spin-off of EPFL based in Lausanne (CH), founded in 2020. Our solid knowledge in catalysis combined with the understanding of plastic compositions at the molecular scale allows us to develop the green technologies of the future. We are developing a technology for converting plastic to methane, in which mixed and unsorted plastics can be transformed into grid-compatible methane.
Precision Vine 2016
VD
growth
[ Environmental monitoring, Food production & retail, Information technology ] Drone & flight, IT data usage
With a focus on improving wine quality, Precision Vine works with growers and winemakers to collect and analyze remote-sensing data and assist in integrating the information acquired into specific management plans. We offer high-resolution hyper/multispectral aerial imaging and associated vineyard specific data services to address vineyard heterogeneity, vine balance, irrigation management, harvest planning, disease mapping, nutrition needs, maturation curve and more.
Proxipel 2013
VD
growth
[ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
Proxipel is an innovative concept for the production of pellets. It consists of a pellet production line mounted on a truck trailer. Proxipel can granulate biomass wherever it is.
PWRstation Holding SA 2014
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
PWRstation delivers rapid deployment solar power modules for permanent use or mobile projects.
Qaptis 2021
VD
formation
[ air quality, Energy storage, Resource efficiency, Transport & logistics of 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).
Rigi Technologies 2016
VD
validation
[ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
Rigi is re-defining last-mile inter-city logistics using a large-payload, sustainable drone-based delivery system.
routeRANK 2007
VD
established
[ 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.
SAMAWATT 2018
VD
growth
[ 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
[ 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.
ShadeMe 2021
VD
validation
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
SmartHelio 2019
VD
validation
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.
SoHHytec 2020
VD
validation
[ 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) [ 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
[ 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
[ Electricity ] Battery
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.
Space4Impact 2021
VD
formation
[ 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
[ 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.
Starlac Energy 2013
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
Consultants for developing 100% autonomous and renewable energy concepts, that are highly profitable solutions and investment, in the goal of ridding completly houses and commerces of fossil energy.
SteriLux 2014
VD
growth
[ 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
[ 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 charge to the SmartGrid for the balance of Demand/Response.
SwissDeCode 2016
VD
growth
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
[ 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) [ 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 (BIPV) 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.
SWOXID 2021
VD
formation
[ 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.
technis 2016
VD
growth
[ 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
[ 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
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
Tyre Recycling Solutions 2013
VD
growth
[ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
TRS has developed Swiss proprietary technologies to process scrap tyres and deliver output products with significant value-in-use.
uzufly 2020
VD
formation
Drone & flight, IT Software
Uzufly, based at the EPFL Innovation park, generates 2D and 3D digital models with its drones. These models will be used by project owners and the various technical trades. This innovation allows optimal planning of a construction project. Uzufly uses the latest drones on the market to cover buildings to entire cities.
Vivent 2012
VD
established
[ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Healthcare ] IT data usage, Sensors
Vivent SARL, a pioneer in harnessing bio-signal, is a Swiss based, privately held company founded in 2012. Vivent focuses on improving health outcomes of people and plants biomes by harnessing electrical signals unique to each individual or plant type.
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