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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
Gjosa 2016
BE
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Hydro energy (small scale), Water conservation
Gjosa technology, inspired by Icelandic geysers, lies in the patented design of the shower head, which by splitting the flow, increasing the power of the jet and profiling fine droplets, reduces the flow of water to 2 litres per minute, compared to an average of 11 litres with ordinary equipment.
GreenGoWeb 2012
VS
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Communication, Media, Education or Games,Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Games ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
GreenGoWeb® is an app for corporate sustainable behaviour challenges. It makes green team building in the form of gaming. Since 2012, GreenGoWeb® is the pioneer in applying gamification principles in the field of sustainable development. The company fosters innovative climate-mitigation solutions by engaging individuals, non-state and subnational actors. This unique “pledge-and-review” system allows for network creation and dynamic collaboration amongst participants. GreenGoWeb provides a set of comprehensive measures to reach out and engage individuals in efficient, yet feasible, bottom-up actions.
GreenGT 2008
VD
growth
[ Electricity efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility, Hydro energy, Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
GreenGT is an independent Swiss company that has designed and developed high-performance clean and durable electric-hydrogen propulsion systems since 2008. GreenGT technology is based on the use of the hydrogen-powered electric motor through the use of the fuel cell.
Grundstock 2019
BE
growth
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Platform for locally produced food
H55 2015
VS
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Airplanes & transport, Engineering ] Battery, e-mobility, Photovoltaics, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
Experts in aviation. Building electric driven aircrafts and Battery management systems for aircrafts and critical applications. Seems to have several patents : https://patents.justia.com/assignee/h55-sa
Hegias 2017
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Construction of buildings, Information technology ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The world’s first automated and browser-based content management system (CMS) solution for visualizing and communicating with virtual reality (VR) for the construction and real estate industry. HEGIAS VR lets your customer walk thru an unbuilt house, re-furniture it by his touch and buy it having seen and felt it.
Heizungsmacher 2017
BS
growth
[ Construction of buildings, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Heizungsmacher AG, is a Swiss company specialising in the replacement of old heating systems with modern heat pumps as well as the planning and installation of photovoltaic systems in the segment of detached and semi-detached houses.
hiLyte 2018
NE
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage ] Battery
hiLyte-Power is a Swiss-based startup that aims at providing cheap clean energy for people who still use kerosene for lighting. The hiLyte battery produces enough power to both charge a phone and give light to a room for one night. All the consumables being non-toxic and easy to find everywhere on Earth. Even if the product is still in development, the field testing in summer 2018 has shown a very strong need for this product. The crowdfunding planed early 2019 will lead to put on sale the first batteries where it is needed. In addition of being a solution for light and phone charging to those without electricity access, the hiLyte battery is an excellent tool for teaching chemistry in schools worldwide.
HOOC 2015
VS
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology, Service pooling ] Communication, Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Secure remote access, remote programming, system networking and remote support. Smart Buildings and house technic
HopVrac 2020
NE
growth
[ Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
A local, organic, circular economy and zero waste products, with packaging in reusable containers in Neuchatel!
Houzy 2017
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Construction of buildings, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Houzy is a young PropTech start-up and offers innovative tools and a strong network of experts for homeowners on its open MyHouzy platform.
ID-Gene Ecodiagnostics 2014
GE
growth
[ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring ] Bio technologies
ID-GENE provides fast, sensitive and reliable genetic tests for environmental bioassessment and biomonitoring from all types of environmental samples: water, sediment, soil. We cover all habitats from terrestrial and freshwater to coastal marine and deep-sea settings. Our versatile analytical tools are appropriate for all types of organisms from bacteria to protists, plants and animals.
INDEOtec 2007
NE
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity ] Enabling technologies, Photovoltaics
Indeotec specializes in the design and integration of PECVD, PVD and LPCVD reactors, vacuum system, very high frequency VHF plasma excitation and system automation. Indeotec is driven by innovation, technology and committed to providing practical and top quality solutions that save time and improve the transfer of technology in the solar PV, TFT-LCD and MEMS segments. Our staff is comprised of a team of talented and experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of thin films manufacturing equipment and device development and optimisation.
Yova 2017
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Financing and financial services ] Low technology
Yova is a digital platform for investing with a sustainability impact. Yova customers invest directly into companies that help solve global challenges and make a difference in topics they care about. Renewable energies, gender equality, circular economy – they can decide which topics they want to invest in. All investments are tailored to the customer’s needs and values. At the same time, they are professionally diversified and designed for long-term returns. The customers get both: sustainability impact and financial return. With the Yova platform, everyone can become an impact investo.
dingz (iolo) 2018
FR
growth
[ Energy management solutions, Information technology ] Internet of Things
The problem with Smart Homes: they are either expensive, complicated, fragile and quickly out of date or filled with gadgets with limited applications. That's why we invented dingz: a Smart Home should be easy to install and even easier to use. It doesn't need to cost too much and has to remain open to future developments. We think we did it. What might just look like an elegant light switch is nothing less than the bridge from traditional living towards the standard of the future.
KITRO 2017
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management,Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Measuring and reducing food waste in restaurants and canteens with user-friendly solution that reduces cost and wasted resources.
Koa-Impact 2017
ZH
growth
[ 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.
Komp-ACT 2018
VD
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] Motor & actuator
At KOMP-ACT, we manufacture the industry’s most compact, lightweight, cost-efficient electric actuators, grippers and accessories destined for the motion automation market. Our patented electric solutions designed for maximum reliability and performance can be easily integrated onto new machinery or retrofitted onto virtually any existing machinery where traditional pneumatic actuators are used. Our products are designed and manufactured in Switzerland.
Kompotoi 2016
ZH
growth
Construction & buildings [ 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.
La Petite Epicerie 2018
VD
growth
[ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
La Petite Epicerie is a new way of getting local supplies. It is a room filled with products from local producers with free access 24-7 using our mobile application. It's not only the tool that lets you do your shopping anytime, but it's also a source of information on how and who produces what you eat.
LEDCity 2017
ZH
growth
[ 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.
LES BATOILLES 2019
FR
growth
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
A reusable bag from recycled material produced locally for vegetables and other shoppings to replace plastic bags and an online shop to sell locally made items.
REACTIS SA (previously Le Thiec ASD) 2018
VD
growth
[ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Innovative solutions for more recycling like foldable, light bins, compressing rubbish, new materials etc.
Loriot 2015
ZH
growth
IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Internet platform for hosting IoT solution, focus can be on energy efficiency in buildings
Lumartix 2010
VD
growth
[ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
Lumartix is unveiling new generation power light source. Lumixo plasma lamp reduce dramatically the operating and maintenance costs thanks to producing directly spectrum AM1.5 or AM0 (without filter) and the very long lamp life time up to 40'000 hours.
Match my Bike 2019
VS
growth
[ Road vehicles and transport ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device
Match my Bike is a platform for sharing bikes between individuals. Thanks to a smartphone application and a connected padlock, cyclists can book two-wheelers in different cities within the community. In exchange, they make their bikes available when they are parked at the station.
Dispatcher (meonet) 2019
SG
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software
Open source software plattform and software for market communication according to industry recommendation SDAT-CH and especially for energy providers.
MeteoViva Schweiz 2014
BS
growth
[ Construction of buildings, Energy management solutions ] IT data usage, Renewable technologies
MeteoViva Climate's predictive optimisation process MeteoViva is the future of building management: forward-looking, self-learning, with over 3 million operating hours of experience in buildings worldwide. The patented, model-based process creates an ers of commercial building portfolios. Whether new construction, existing buildings or retrofitting - MeteoViva Climate makes every building smart and connects it to the future.optimised indoor climate and at the same time significantly reduces operating and energy costs as well as C02 emissions. MeteoViva Climate is the intelligent solution for owners, facility managers and usMeteoViva Climate is the intelligent solution for owners, facility managers and users of commercial building portfolios. Whether new construction, existing buildings or retrofitting - MeteoViva Climate makes every building smart and connects it to the future.
MIRO Analytical Technologies 2018
ZH
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ 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
[ 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.
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