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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
Waste Allocation Systems 2016
VD
growth
[ 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
[ 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.
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
Wegaw is the underlying technology to a sustainable energy future. Through the power of geospatial fusion, we help companies around the world to optimize assets by better monitoring and forecasting water & snow resources.
WEPOT 2020
VD
validation
[ 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) [ 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
established
[ 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
[ 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.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
growth
[ 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
[ Many fields ]
Alterna enables various projects to help the sustainable transition through a state-of-the-art service.
Amazentis 2007
VD
validation
[ Healthcare ] Bio technologies
Amazentis is an innovative life science company dedicated to employing breakthrough research and clinical science to bring advanced therapeutic nutrition products to life. Our most advanced product targets the reversal of age-related muscle decline by improving the activity of mitochondria – the “powerhouse of the cell” – to optimize muscle function.
Attolight 2008
VD
established
[ 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
[ 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.
Composite Recycling 2021
VD
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Composite Recycling has developed a unique process to recover glass fibers from composite material in an economically viable way. Together with the Laboratory of Advanced Composites of EPFL, we are scaling up our process to treat composite waste that is piling up: boats, wind turbine blades etc.
CoolTEC 2007
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,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.
deli social 2020
VD
growth
[ Restaurants ] Low technology
Café and creative culinary space Open to all, Deli Social is a store, a lunch counter and a space for experimentation around food. We host the association Mise en Place which runs two culinary residency programs. Deli Social is a project of the convivial design studio Cocktail Sandwich.
Ecocafe 2012
VD
growth
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Food production & retail, Restaurants ] Low technology
Our mission is to offer the most delicious, natural, ethical and healthy caffeine experience. To achieve that, we focus our developments on consumer-oriented products, to be enjoyed on the go or at our new engaging and stimulating retail and café environments.
EcoWaste 2003
VD
established
[ Waste & recycling ] Smartcity
EcoWaste SA offers a complete range of ecological products and services for optimizing the management of all types of waste.
Emissium 2023
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Emissium brings reliable, transparent and actionable electricity emissions data
Enlightra 2017
VD
validation
Optic devices
Optical microresonator offer a unique solution to the ever increasing demand for more telecommunications bandwidth and many other areas of use like Optical References, Low Noise Microwave ..
Entomos 2009
VD
validation
[ Food production & retail ] food tech
the world's first 50/50 flexi-burger made with 50% organic Swiss mealworms and 50% Swiss beef
Fiaxell 2018
VD
established
[ 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.
flowbone 2020
VD
validation
[ Healthcare ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
In our aging society, fracture prevention in the elderly is an urgent topic. Hip fractures are the most costly and devastating, with a 1-year mortality of a staggering 20%. Drugs are inefficient for the hips and surgical techniques too invasive. EPFL spinoff flowbone developed a new generation of biomaterial that can be injected into the hips in a simple ambulatory procedure to locally restore bone strength in hips before they break.
Genknowme 2019
VD
growth
[ Healthcare ] Bio technologies, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
We provide a novel blood test to support healthcare professionals while they coach their patients into making healthy lifestyle changes. Genknowme measures the impact of your lifestyle at DNA level by determining your biological age with epigenetic assessment.
Geo2X 2012
VD
established
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention 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.
GridSteer 1018
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Battery
Gridsteer's main goal is to facilitate the energy transition. We aim at helping the grid cope with the growth of intermittent renewables coupled with the electrification of both mobility and heating. To do so, we dimension and control stationary batteries in industrial sites. Our proprietary control software allows industrials to have an energy backup which reduces their electricity bill and generates revenues by providing flexibility to the grid.
Intiyo 2021
VD
growth
[ Energy management solutions ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Sensors
intiyo, a patented photovoltaic (PV) monitoring and soiling platform, provides a wide range of advantages: integrated, web based analytics solutions optimized for all browsers and mobile and hardware sensors.
kaiosID 2019
VD
validation
[ Information technology ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Counterfeiting and grey markets pose two growing challenges for brands. kaiosID fights counterfeiting and illicit trade by covering the product's packaging with invisible patterns that can be easily identified by an intuitive smartphone app. Once printed on the packaging, the random patterns become the fingerprint of the product and allow for product authentication (genuine/fake) and identification (traceability), thus restoring trust in brands and logistics.
Légumes Perchés 2020
VD
growth
[ 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
Nectariss 2017
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Cleaning ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Consumers increasingly expect foods with clean labels (sustainable, healthy, authentic, with natural ingredients and of known origin). The drivers of these expectations include consumer health awareness, the demand for environmental and economic sustainability, but also the excitement and pleasure of discovering novel and exotic foods. Nectariss has developed the Nectariss Method, a patent-backed fermentation technology that enables the generation of food with new natural flavors. Nectariss offers a natural truffle aroma in bulk to B2B customers.
Neology Hydrogen 2017
VD
formation
[ Airplanes & transport, Electricity, Maritime and waterways transport, Road vehicles and transport ] Hydrogen technology and fuel cells, Storage other than batteries, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
Neology aims to bring an affordable and clean solution to the commercial transportation, by utilizing ammonia as the carbon-free energy vector.
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