Search Database

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
InstaHeat 2019
ZH
restructuring, on hold, no development
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Food, Farming or Forestry, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity efficiency, Food production & retail, Heating and cooling energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
InstaHeat is a technology-based Company located in Zürich. We develope a new kind of heating device being able to heat any conductive fluid instantly and precisely to the desired temperature with very high efficiency. The device generates the heat directly within the fluid, eliminating the need for a heating element. The technology allows a compact design so that it fits into various machines, like food heating systems.
Koa Switzerland 2017
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
At Koa, we redefine the perception of value creation in the cocoa value chain of rural West Africa. By utilising the so far discarded cocoa pulp, we increase the farmer’s income by 30% and reduce food waste by 40%. The new technology is carbon neutral and solar powered. Thanks to the decentral extraction, we can directly work with more than 1’000 farmers. Koa’s 100% traceable and modularly scalable operations enhance livelihood in rural communities significantly while carrying a delicious and exotic flavour into the world.
Kolbev 2020
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Energy sufficiency ] e-vehicle charging, Renewable technologies
Kolbev is a stealth mode startup, established to provide consumers our planet's environmentally friendly energy and make it universally accessible and useful.
Kompotoi 2016
ZH
growth
Construction & buildings, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
Kompotoi rents, designs and sells composting toilets. Kompotoi toilets not only look good, they are environmentally friendly and absolutely odorless. We turn "human output" into a soil conditioner, closing an important natural cycle.
LEDCity 2017
ZH
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Electricity efficiency ] LED, Lighting
LEDCity develops autonomous lights with various integrated sensors to let them decide by itself if and how much light is needed. Savings up to 90% are possible.
Libattion 2018
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ]
Libattion is an innovative lithium battery provider accelerating the global shift to a more sustainable energy storage technology.
LINIA 2018
ZH
validation
Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Drone & flight
Our software LINIAair enables power grid operators to acquire a huge amount of data of infrastructure fast and autonomous with drones. Our cloud based platform LINIAgrid processes, visualizes and analyzes data with AI-algorithms, to find damage or threats to power lines. Benefits: The reliable data base and sophisticated analytics result in increased security of supply and less power outage for customers.
Locatee 2014
ZH
validation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Locatee is the leading workplace analytics solution that empowers workplace leaders to make fact-based decisions about their real estate portfolio by transforming complex data into space utilization insights. By leveraging various IT data sources, Locatee transforms information into actionable insight, thereby shaping the way employees interact with the workplace and making office buildings truly human-centric.
Loriot 2015
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Internet platform for hosting IoT solution, focus can be on energy efficiency in buildings
Microlino 2015
ZH
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-car
Realization of small and light cars that are at the same time protected from the weather and that have enough space for groceries shopping. Production is scheduled to start in 2021.
Mirai Foods 2019
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
We are developing real meat - cultivated directly from animal cells
MIRO Analytical Technologies 2018
ZH
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Resource efficiency ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Sensors
MIRO Analytical Technologies has been founded as an Empa spinoff to bring the latest mid-infrared gas sensing technology based on quantum cascade lasers (QCL) to the market. Measures simultaneously up to 10 most important green-house gases and pollutants and allows easy use through an intuitive interface on a 7 " touch screen display.
Mondays 2018
ZH
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Low technology
Mondays is a Femtech company, an online subscription for environmentally friendly, plastic free period products. At Mondays we know shopping for periods products is a hassle no one needs. And making environmentally friendly choices when buying period products, simply takes up too much time for most people to bother. Mondays allows women to purchase sustainable, 100% plastic free period products, have none of the guilt and save time in the process. A one-time registration and your period products will arrive on your doorstep in time every month.
MPower Ventures AG 2017
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Energy storage, Financing and financial services, Information technology ] Battery, Photovoltaics
MPower Ventures finances and distributes affordable solar systems to a market of 1.3 bn potential customers in emerging markets. MPower enables them to power their homes and businesses independently from the electricity grid or fossil fuel-based electricity production systems.
Mr. Green Recycling-Service 2010
ZH
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
The start-up company Mr. Green spares people in Zurich the walk to the collection point: they pick up glass, aluminum cans, pet and batteries from home and dispose of them
myNewEnergy 2013
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Internet platform for buying ecological added value of electricity products or switching to high quality products with the own provider.
naanu 2020
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Food production & retail, Healthcare ] Bio technologies
Vegan supplement alternatives that are simple, enjoyable and healthy. HappyBites provide 100% daily needs of Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and Omega 3, and provide a high source of Calcium, Iron and Zinc.
nanoleq 2017
ZH
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Functional clothes ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
we help people reconnect to themselves and listen to their bodies through monitoring technology that is integrated into daily clothes.
NewGreenTec 2015
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Small wind and photovoltaic tower for homes or farms, easy to use and scalable. Bike-Parking Systems (V-Locker) and consulting on the installation of renewables, like wind and PV.
NISPERA 2015
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Nispera provides renewable energy solutions with management tool and support. The performed monitoring systems, asset management, wind power forecast and audit.
notime 2014
ZH
sold but still independently active
Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility
notime AG is a Swiss technology company. Our platform enables online retailers to automate the entire process from the order in the online shop to the delivery of the goods.
Novamem (DrinkPure) 2013
ZH
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Novamem is the first company to use state-of-the-art technology to produce micro- to nanofiltration flat sheet membranes made from almost any polymer. Since 2018 a water filter is produced, which cn fit on any tab, to provide drinking water
Novaton 2010
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Engineering ] Climate technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
NOVATON builds sea worthy NOVA Solar Islands of various sizes - floating solar islands, rotate for optimal sunlight to industrial energy production; In addition they devloped NOVACAT, a solar operated autonomous surface vehicle to navigate autonomously on high seas and other water surfaces
NovaVolt (ZapCharger Pro) 2017
ZH
sold but still independently active
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
apCharger Pro solution is specially designed for smart EV charging in housing cooperatives, multi-unit dwellings and large parking facilities.CHARGE OVER 100 EVS ON A SINGLE 63A CIRCUIT
OHANA Move 2018
ZH
stagnant
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Functional clothes, Waste & recycling ] Low technology, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
OHANA Move is an environmentally friendly active wear label from Switzerland. We produce sportswear that consists of almost 80% recycled PET bottles. For one leggings from our production 25 PET bottles are needed. It is OHANA Move's highest concern to design trendy clothing that breaks new and environmentally conscious ground. Our reversible two-in-one clothing can be worn on both sides and is therefore doubly individual.
onCyt Microbiology 2017
ZH
validation
Health & House & Body Care, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Healthcare, Water Management ] Bio technologies
Our hard- and software add-ons turn the bench-top flow cytometer that you already own and trust, or the one that will meet your needs best into a fully automated on-line sampling and measurement device. We combine the best of two worlds by providing smart automation add-ons to established flow cytometers with known high performance.
oxara 2019
ZH
formation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Oraxa produces sustainable, cement-free concrete. The ETH-Spin-off is developing healthy and affordable floors for the more than 75% of the local Rwandan families living in dirty homes due to lack of good floors.
Oxygen at Work 2017
ZH
growth
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ air quality ] IT data usage
Oxygen at Work GmbH helpd companies reduce health care and energy costs by using data analytics and specific plants to improve office indoor air quality.
Fotokite (Perspective Robotics) 2014
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Drone & flight
Fotokite designs, manufactures, and supports tethered aerial video streaming systems for Public Safety teams to gain situational awareness in firefighters and first responder teams.
Pexapark 2017
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Pexapark enables better renewable energy sales in subsidy-free markets through a combination of software tools and PPA transaction services. We provide developers & operators with revenue management, hedge risk analysis and optimization capabilities and enable them to participate the open market with the confidence of full energy sales & trading compliment. Our award-winning PexaQuote provides the standardized pricing methodology across the range of PPA contracts, term lengths and asset types. Sellers and buyers execute PPA transactions with our advisory service. Last but not least, we connect producers and off-takers, provide historical deal trends and reduce search costs through our community platform PexaConnect. Together they form a seamless platform to better enable renewable energy sales.
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