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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
Flux Mobility 2021
ZH
formation
[ Road vehicles and transport ] e-cargo, e-mobility
The start-up develops and builds high-quality e-transporters based on a modular platform concept.
foodward 2013
ZH
established
[ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The expert network of the food industry, Academy for industry & company representatives from the agro-food environment. foodward - the food business academy - serves as a platform and interface.
Fountain 2023
ZH
formation
[ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] food tech
Fountain created a zero-waste beverage vending machine. The drinks are made out of natural essences which the machine directly adds to tap water. The beverages can be personalized and poured directly into a reusable bottle or a glass.
Barney (F&P Robotics AG) 2014
ZH
growth
[ Catering, Restaurants ] Robotic, Sensors
Barney Bar is a fully autonomous robotic bar that serves cocktails, soft drinks, mocktails, beer and prosecco in a very efficient and entertaining way. Barney Bar can run a bar by himself or work together with a human barkeeper.
Ganser CRS 2003
ZH
established
[ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies
The Common Rail injection technology has contributed significantly to the new era of the modern diesel engine. The diesel engine became more powerful, runs quietly and produces far less emissions than in the past.
Gastros Switzerland 2022
ZH
established
[ Engineering ] Heat Exchanger, Heat industrial usage
Gastros Switzerland redefines the way of how food can be kept warm. We offer a genuine alternative for professionals from the catering industry who like to feed their guests at modern, multi-functional and individually designed buffets.
posmo 2020
ZH
validation
Posmo is a data cooperative for mobility data. Through the self-determined collection of mobility data, the basis for sustainable mobility is to be created.
Geopraevent 2012
ZH
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical, IT data usage
Geopraevent develops, installs and operates premium alarm and monitoring systems for natural hazards. We focus on customer-specific and highly reliable solutions.
foifi 2017
ZH
established
[ Restaurants ] Low technology
Zurich's first “Zero Waste” store cafés: the FOIFI in the lively Kreis 4 and the ZOLLFREI in the idyllic Kreis 9. Our store cafés are hosts, idea exchangers, meeting spaces and meeting points for enjoyment, togetherness and collaboration.
Grassrooted 2019
ZH
validation
[ Restaurants ] Low technology
food cooperative - a counter-model to the supermarket.
greenpick (Green Now) 2020
ZH
formation
Behavioural change,Communication, Media, Education or Games,Construction & buildings [ Energy sufficiency, Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
GreenPick is your sustainability compass. With GreenPick, you can find sustainable alternatives in your region in no time and get tips for your everyday life. GreenPick makes local change pioneers from over 50 areas of life visible in an instant, such as nutrition, living, circular economy, health or doing good.
GreenState 2021
ZH
validation
[ Farming & agriculture ] agricultural technologies
GreenState AG specializes in indoor cultivation in modular and vertical farms with which resources and costs are to be saved. They plan plan on operating several farms in Switzerland, the USA and the EU. In addition, they offer for sale the necessary hardware and software solutions to build and operate modular and vertical farms.
grivix 2018
ZH
validation
[ Engineering, Transport & logistics of goods ] e-mobility
Autonomous charging for Heavy-Duty Electrical Vehicles: Grivix has developed an autonomous (robotic) megawatt charging system powered by AI vision recognition that is affordable for high-speed scale-up (requires 40% less hardware than a charging station), 100% reliable (plug & charge and fully automated), and charges heavy-duty electric vehicles (HDV) in 10 minutes.
Groupe Curie 2020
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production),Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ climate carbon removal, Energy efficiency, Energy Production, Engineering ] Climate technologies, Hydro energy, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells, Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Wind energy
Consulting, developing and operating of green infrastructures for chemical products using CleanTech processes and developing of Cleantech Innovations. Developing alternative sustainable materials for the industry.
Codecheck 2012
ZH
established
[ Food production & retail ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Codecheck is an online product guide that helps critical consumers and consumers in their purchasing decisions. Through Codecheck.info, consumers receive 65 million free-of-charge independent expert information and evaluations on currently 95,000 products (mainly food and cosmetics).
Haelixa 2016
ZH
validation
Bio technologies
Our DNA based technology creates a unique and traceable fingerprint for different materials. Pursuing a commitment to sustainability and transparency, we foster the development of next generation tools to ensure consumer good supply chain integrity and traceability.
Hängry 2022
ZH
formation
[ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Ready to eat dishes from food waste, delivered to you.
HeiQ Materials 2005
ZH
established
New chemical materials
HeiQ is three-in-one company: scientific research, specialty materials manufacturing and consumer ingredient branding, all for improving the lives of billions of people by perfecting the every day product of textile. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile effects in the market today.
Hello Vegan 2012
ZH
stagnant
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Online store for vegan products (food, cosmetics, household products).
Hexis 2006
ZH
sold but still independently active
[ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
Leading competence in unit electricity and heat system for houses and buildings from innovative fuel cell design; The Swiss company HEXIS is one of the world's leading companies in the field of high-temperature fuel cell technology (SOFC - Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) for stationary applications
IDUN Technologies 2017
ZH
validation
[ Healthcare, Information technology ] IT data usage, Sensors
IDUN Technologies Ltd. is a biosensor company based in Zurich, Switzerland. Coming from a stretchable electronics research group from ETH Zurich, IDUN is developing and producing soft and dry conductive electrodes for biopotential monitoring (ECG, EEG, EMG). With a unique and patented surface structure these electrodes provide high quality signals with skin-friendly materials without electrolyte gel.
Crick (Insekterei GmbH) 2017
ZH
validation
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Crick produces insect-based foods like snacks or crispbread
fundraiso ( InternetTime) 2014
ZH
established
IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The fundraiso.ch project massively simplifies the search for funding. Fundraiso.ch is the first online platform in Switzerland that makes it possible to systematically search for funding. As a user of our platform, you benefit from the experiences of previous fundraisers who have already been in contact with individual funders.
IRÄYE 2020
ZH
[ Bodycare, Healthcare ] Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
IRÄYE is the first skincare to actively support the activity and condiction of the skin's lymphatic syste, - a system that is key to skin health. IRÄYE products are thoughtfully designed to reduce single-use plastics, deliver reusable componentry for our custom refillable packaging. And when that’s all over — Our products are fully recyclable too.
iSense 2018
ZH
validation
[ Information technology ] food tech, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software
iSense is a food tech start-up from Switzerland that created the first flavor management software supported by an open and independent taste language. It allows companies to describe, search,compare, choose and exchange flavors based on taste attributes.
kleandrop 2021
ZH
validation
[ Cleaning ] Low technology, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Cleaning products in tab or power form, without water to save transport energy and packing plastic materials.
Klepsydra 2018
ZH
No website - probably failed
[ Information technology ] IT Software
Klepsydra is a professional software engineering and cloud computing tool for computationally intensive intelligent devices and embedded systems applications. It has a two-fold purpose: accelerate the development of complex embedded software, and optimise, or increase, the computational performance of the on-board software for complex tasks like sensor fusion or image processing.
KnowS IT 2017
ZH
validation
IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Job portal & community. The safe way to find people with the right skills.
Kohlenkraft 2023
ZH
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ climate carbon removal ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Carbon capture and storage, Construction: Resource or material optimisation
KohlenKraft develops, designs and produces climate positive building materials. Their plaster and insulation are made out of charcoal. The insulation stores carbon from the atmosphere and can be reused, recycled, landfilled or composted after its use.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991
ZH
formation
[ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Battery, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
The e-mobility pioneer KYBURZ is breaking new ground in battery recycling: The Zurich-based company has put an innovative in-house system into operation - the first of its kind in Switzerland. The recycling process developed in collaboration with Empa is environmentally friendly and offers potential beyond the company's own electric vehicle production lines. KYBURZ has deliberately not patented the process and makes the know-how available to all interested parties. The entire basic research and all process steps of the own recycling plant are made transparent.
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