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
Vatorex 2020
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Forestry ] Bio technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We help beekeepers in the fight against the Varroa mite. The company develops a system against the Valora Mite without acids and automatically.
Veganaut 2014
BE
growth
Behavioural change, Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Food, Farming or Forestry, Health & House & Body Care [ Bodycare, Catering, Food production & retail, Hotel, Information technology, Restaurants ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Veganaut.net is a project started by two brothers, Toby and Sebu, from Bern, Switzerland. We wanted there to be an open-source, open-data world map on which everybody can share their vegan discoveries.
Virtual Global Trading AG 2018
AG
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Energy storage, Engineering ] Battery, e-mobility, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Solarthermal energy
We are a digital Energy Supplying Company and we build the power market of tomorrow. We build the biggest P2P Energy Trading Platform on the World.
Waste Allocation Systems 2016
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ 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.
WATALUX (OOLUX) 2014
GE
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Building technology, Electricity, Engineering, Healthcare, Resource sufficiency, Unknown, Water Management ] Lighting, Photovoltaics
With only salt and water, WATA technology produces locally and at low cost, active chlorine solution that can be used to treat drinking water or disinfect any objects or surfaces.
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
Our satellite data powered product DeFROST monitors terrain status daily to make outdoors safer and enjoyable for anyone, anytime. Supported by the European Space Agency, we build & operate a technology and product stack enabling the digital outdoors tourism industry. Participation: Wegaw SA
WindShape 2017
GE
growth
Transport & Mobility Drone & flight
WindShape pushes forward the limits of innovation by leading drones into a new generation of wind and weather test bench.
Wingtra 2016
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Information technology ] Drone & flight, Robotic, Video and Film
Headquartered in Switzerland, Wingtra is the world’s leading VTOL drone producer for mapping, survey and mining industry professionals. Since its market entry in early 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 70 of the biggest equipment dealers and has been selling mapping drones globally ever since.
WinJi 2016
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production, Financing and financial services ] IT blockchain or algorithms, IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, Photovoltaics, Wind energy
WinJi uniquely combines interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in the global megatrends of decarbonised energy transformation and "Big Data"​. We offer a solution for the digital asset management of renewable assets that uses state-of-the-art data analytics in a user-friendly way. With our built-in Artificial Intelligence, we have identified actionable production efficiency improvements with our "TruePower Platform"​ solution for over 30 asset owners.
WormUp 2017
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Recycle your kitchen scraps at home, Compact. Odorless. Elegant. WormUp HOME is the first ceramic Worm Bin that produces compost from kitchen waste.
wy.by 2009
LU
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT data usage
wy.by designs, develops and maintains one of the first European, fully web-based reservation and management solutions for the rental business of various industries. wy.by offers much more than traditional advertising sites for rental products.
XFarm 2018
TI
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
xFarm is a digital platform helping the farmers to manage their activities. It is composed of a cloud-based field management software, IoT field sensors gathering meteorological and environmental data, and an open app store for decision support services.
Yaksha 2018
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ 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.
YouMo 2013
SG
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
Urbanbikes developed by youmo for Ergonomic, emission-free, extremely relaxed riding. Also retrail of carbo bikes.
Yova 2017
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ 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.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ 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.
QualityChain 2019
TI
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Trade and Retail ] IT blockchain or algorithms
QualityChain creates special QR Codes for agri-food products, which allow you to communicate everything about your product: people, techniques and values, from the shelf to the table.
Acodis (turicode) 2016
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT data usage
turicode is a young technology company located in Winterthur. We are experts in extracting unstructured information from documents, and making it available for analytics or use in further automated processing.
AgriCircle 2012
SG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Forestry ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AgriCircle is a leading provider of digital agronomy and precision farming solutions to agricultural companies and farmers. AgriCircle is also a network brining together research and businesses to create novel, innovative products for the food value chain
Alivion 2020
ZH
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Sensors
ALIVION empowers people to use wearable electronic devices to detect chemicals that our nose cannot smell. This way, the food we eat and the air we breathe can be screened for toxic pollutants, and a single exhale could soon be enough to tell you more about your health.
AlpenPionier 2017
GR
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
HempFood. We are implementing our vision "to recultivate food hemp in Switzerland and put it back on the plate". Anyone who thinks that the hemp plant is a new fad is missing the point. Hemp - as an old European cultivated plant - is considered to be one of the greatest sources of nutrients that nature has to offer and holds potentials that have not yet been exhausted.
Alterna 2020
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Many fields ]
Alterna enables various projects to help the sustainable transition through a state-of-the-art service.
Happy Genie (Antanas) 2013
SZ
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes, Trade and Retail ] Wearable devices or apps
Happy Genie produces stylish and multifunctional bags made from apple waste, designed in Switzerland and handmade in Italy. In addition to high-end fashion, Happy Genie offers fair working conditions throughout the supply chain and also gives a portion of its proceeds to impact organizations.
Apizoom 2016
FR
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives. This parasite is one of the two main threats – along with pesticides – to bees’ long-term survival. Knowing the extent of the mites’ infestation will allow beekeepers to protect their bees more effectively.
Ässbar 2013
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
It all began as a simple idea. Yesterday's bread and baked goods were to be given a second life. And instead of ending up in the garbage can, they were to be consumed. The Äss-Bar project is still considered a pioneer in the field of the anti-foodwaste movement in Switzerland.
Basis 57 Nachhaltige Wassernutzung 2007
UR
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Electricity, Farming & agriculture ] agricultural technologies, Bio technologies
The Gotthard-Basis tunnel in Southern Switzerland causes drainage of the drilled-through rock. Basis 57 Nachhaltige Wassernutzung uses the warm and clean mountain water exiting at the north portal as a natural resource for food production. The breeding of edible fish such as the Gotthard pike-perch and the generation of the necessary thermal energy are the main focus here.
Boostbar 2020
ZH
growth
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Catering ] Low technology
Boostbar provides a completely modular and fully-personalized tech-enabled food & beverage solution.
Bring! 2015
ZH
growth
Behavioural change, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Resource efficiency, Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software
Bring! simplifies grocery shopping for millions of people. With shared shopping lists, integrated recipes, online shopping, local offers and loyalty cards, Bring! app combines every step along the shopping process.
candi 2018

growth
Combining the best of its Swiss roots and extensive local presence, candi offers companies of all sizes the simplest, most efficient way to take advantage of solar power for their business. candi systems are the easiest way to go solar. We partner with you to understand your specific needs and provide a quality solar solution that helps you realise long-term benefits and savings from day one.
Chipeno 2018
LU
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ]
Chipeño is the smoky, racy salsa with its own character. The combination of the smoky flavour and the salty, mild spiciness makes this sauce unique. It is not a modification of existing sauces, but a new taste experience that has never been experienced before. In addition, the sauce comes without any artificial flavour enhancers or colourings. It is gluten- and lactose-free. Chipeño™ supports TooGoodToGo with their concern and will integrate a reference in the label of every product in the future. www.toogoodtogo.ch
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