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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
Neo Technologies 2004
VD
established
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.
CertCare (Originfood) 2018
VD
validation
[ Information technology ] Internet of Things, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
At Originfood, we work with our Clients to digitalise processes that help shed light on Supply Chain blind spots. We don't do "consulting", we engage to enhance transparency and reduce operational redundancies.
Piss & Love 2021
VD
validation
Piss & love design, produce and offers innovating dry toilets which are movable without machines and customizable. Furthermore, we aim to transform human waste into valuable nutrients for plants or energy.
Procsea 2016
VD
established
[ 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.
RAPHAËL DOMJAN 2013
VD
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Airplanes & transport, Energy management solutions ] Photovoltaics
Raphaël is an eco-explorer and speaker who is committed, through his PlanetSolar foundation, to promoting solar energy in order to combat climate change.
RB2 Robotics 2017
VD
formation
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.
Retreeva 2021
VD
formation
New chemical materials
Retreeva's patented high-tech sponge selectively captures precious metals from industrial waste streams in trace concentrations and record time. Recycling these valuable resources in a green manner ultimately helps reducing carbon emissions, energy loss and dependence of industry on virgin mines, thus contributing towards a more responsible future. Ultimately, with its adsorbents, Retreeva aims to aid access to drinkable water in underdeveloped regions.
ScanTrust 2014
VD
established
[ Information technology ] Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Scantrust is a connected goods platform for companies that depend on selling physical products in a connected world. A key result of implementing our solution is unit-level product digitalisation to drive digital transformation within supply chains and achieving end-to-end transparency to consumers.
Sensefly 2009
VD
sold but still independently active
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.
smartToni 2019
VD
growth
[ Catering, Restaurants ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software
The smartTONi backbone offers the entire IT solutions for running a restaurant: From purchasing to kitchen production to payment by the guest, all functionalities are integrated. The system breaks down recipes and processes into individual steps, continuously calculates the optimal workflow and transmits necessary information to the right place at the right time.
Solaxer 2021
VD
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption,Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency, Energy Production, Heating and cooling energy ] Renewable technologies, Solarthermal energy
Solaxer helps industries cut reliance on fossil fuels by delivering a new method of heat harvesting. This next generation technology delivers solar receivers with high performance but with significantly reduced environmental impact and at lower cost.
SUNWELL 2020
VD
[ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Our fully integrated software solution enables the most economical and efficient design of solar photovoltaic installations in the Alps and beyond. The entire process in one software: best location, optimized design, easy permitting, reliable contracting, maximum profit.
Swistor 2022
VD
formation
[ Energy storage ] Battery
Swistor develops the next generation of energy storage device for a clean, sustainable future. The Lithium and Cobalt free solution enables charging our devices ultra fast, extends the lifetime 30 times and is environmentally friendly and safe.
Hempfy 2013
VD
growth
[ Food production & retail ] food tech
Hempfy, which is created by Tellement Facile, focuses on innovative food and beverages, based on proprietary cold infusion technology for harvesting and processing THC-free hemp plants, compliant with Swiss legislation.
testmate 2020
VD
validation
[ Healthcare ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Wearable devices or apps
The wait-time for test results identifying the four most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is three to seven days. Testmate Health is the first rapid at home self-test that provides results in minutes, in an anonymous, convenient and easy manner. Results are scanned and uploaded to a paired app that guides patients towards appropriate follow-up if necessary.
Vegipack 2021
VD
validation
[ Waste & recycling ] Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
An ecological water bottle made from sugar cane, which is also compostable at the end of its life. Veganbottle is a positive alternative to global plastic pollution.
vélocité 2003
VD
established
[ 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.
Voltiris 2022
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production),Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Energy Production, Farming & agriculture ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Agricultural greenhouses are key toward a sustainable food supply, however they have significant energetic needs due to heating and artificial lightening. There is a push from governments, retailers and consumers to reduce carbon footprint of greenhouses. Voltiris enables double-use of large greenhouses surfaces to produce electricity without impacting their high agricultural yield. Voltiris introduces a solar panel design to generate electricity from the part of sunlight's spectrum that is unused for crop growth.
Volumina Medical 2018
VD
validation
[ Healthcare ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Reconstructive surgery after breast cancer is currently costly, risky, highly invasive and results are temporary or don't look natural. EPFL spinoff Volumina Medical created AdiPearl, an injectable implant with the capacity to regenerate damaged tissues for breast reconstruction in a single minimally invasive procedure. AdiPearl will improve the quality of life by bringing to breast cancer survivors a safe, effective, quality, and cost efficient breast reconstruction solution.
Zélo 2021
VD
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Zélo is a zero-waste supermarket that offers a home delivery service by cargo bike, with the particularity that all products are delivered with the “zero waste” concept, i.e., packed in reusable containers.
aliunid 2018
ZG
validation
Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Aliunid's mission is to provide real-time data from the energy grid and to develop smart solutions for a secure energy future and a successful energy transition.
Bitlumens 2016
ZG
stagnant
[ 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
stagnant
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.
eCarUp 2017
ZG
growth
[ 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.
Albedo 2015
ZG
stagnant
LED, Lighting
Albedolight produces LED lamps that are made in Switzerland and highly innovative and flexible.They use durable components and manufactures exclusively energy-efficient lights.
Juice Technology 2014
ZG
established
Battery, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
Development and manufacture of charging infrastructure, charging stations, chargers, charging cables and electrical components for e-mobility.
rSupply Solutions 2014
ZG
stagnant
[ Waste & recycling ]
rSupply specializes in streamlining the recycling flow between recycling plants and suppliers at every step of the recycling chain. Contacts are peer to peer based, ensuring direct transactions whenever possible. rSupply allows recycling plants to outsource their complete supply management, gives expanded sales opportunities to suppliers and assists investors as they enter the recycling market.
Silent-Power 2002
ZG
growth
[ Electricity, Energy storage, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy ] Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
The innovative energy system of Silent-Power is based on the liquid heating and automotive fuel, methanol. In a CO2-neutral cycle, first methanol can be obtained from clean energy.This allows the Econimo mini power plant of Silent-Power to generate electricity and hot and cold water.
smart-me 2014
ZG
established
[ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device, Smarthome & building
specialised in measurement and intelligent controlling of energy flows in a building. All products have a direct connection to the cloud via a Wi-Fi interface and can be managed with the help of intelligent switch functions. The data are accessible via app and can be visualised, analysed and managed
Stonestep 2012
ZG
growth
[ Insurance ]
Swiss-based insurtech firm that is changing how insurance is delivered in emerging markets. Microinsurance as a Service platform
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