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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).

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Company Name Founding year Canton Phase Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
Oturb 2018
NE
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage ] Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
OTurb oil-free turbomachinery OTurb is a spin-off from the Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design (LAMD) which is based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and part of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). This recirculator is designed and optimized to enhance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SFOCs). Details on this recirculator technology are published in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.
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.
Plastogaz 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ air quality, Energy Production, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Plastogaz is a spin-off of EPFL based in Lausanne (CH), founded in 2020. Our solid knowledge in catalysis combined with the understanding of plastic compositions at the molecular scale allows us to develop the green technologies of the future. We are developing a technology for converting plastic to methane, in which mixed and unsorted plastics can be transformed into grid-compatible methane.
Qaptis 2021
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ air quality, Energy management solutions, Maritime and waterways transport, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Carbon capture and storage
Qaptis develops a plug-in technology able to capture CO2 emissions directly at their sources. First it captures 90% of the CO2 emitted by trucks, then it stores it in liquid form dirctly onboard, finally it recycles it (fuel, plastics, building materials, CO2 sequestration).
Raumpioniere 2020
SG
formation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Using automated and AI-based analysis tools, we support modern and sustainable spatial development. by localizing attractive sites on properties, make the possible densification in the existing building stock visible and show possible renovation, densification, and utilization strategies.
ReoR20 2019
ZH
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
REOR20 provides the latest technology for the most precise and efficient mitigation of natural and man made catastrophes.
Skypull 2013
TI
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] Drone & flight, Wind energy
Skypull is developing an altitude wind power system based on a fully autonomous drone that captures the energy from the strong, abundant and constant altitude winds through a ground-based generator. Skypull has proprietary, high-efficiency and resilient airframe that makes it more deployable and versatile than its competitors.
SmartPantry 2021
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
SmartPantry is a Swiss startup creating an innovative virtual kitchen assistant app aiming to help families reduce food waste. An easy to use smartphone app to track purchase and use of household groceries for families, shared households and individuals. According to the Federal Office for the Environment in Switzerland, every year a total of 494’000 tonnes of food is unnecessarily wasted in households in Switzerland alone. In addition to unnecessary financial expenses, food waste also has a major impact on the environment.
Soobr 2020
BE
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Cleaning, Information technology ] Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Soobr AG is a technology company that is driving the digitalization of the cleaning industry. Our product enables to clean in the right place at the right time. To reduce costs, improve quality and increase transparency. Based on real time data and artificial intelligence.
Space4Impact 2021
VD
formation
Behavioural change [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Space4Impact wants to maximize the positive impact of Space technologies on Earth by linking New Space companies to non-space markets. The goal is to internationally boost the growing New Space Economy in line with the UN SDGs. It created a digital ecosystem platform to help corporates, investors and organisations, who want to integrate disruptive solutions, innovate and accelerate their impact sustainably by learning, conducting open innovation challenges and initiating pilot projects with startups and News Space companies.
SquareFactory (previously csquare) 2021
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] IT data usage
SquareFactory will offer a full end-to-end MLOps platform for training, deploying, and hosting AI models cost-effectively, at scale, as well as consulting and development services to help businesses to efficiently implement AI solutions and help them transition to the new era.
Swiss-9 2011
BE
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
SwiSS-9, GmbH is in business of development, production and commercialization of surface functionalization products.
sun2wheel 2020
LU
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy storage, Mobility & Fleet management ] e-vehicle charging, IT Software
The intelligent storage and charging system for the electromobility of the future The number of electric vehicles is increasing rapidly - and so is the need for charging facilities. At sun2wheel, we don't just want to charge electric vehicles, we want to fully exploit their potential, e.g. bidirectional use. Because the battery in the vehicles makes it possible to optimise your entire self-consumption and revolutionise the energy future.
Sun'n'go

formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy Production, Energy sufficiency ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Solarthermal energy
Solar energy is a strong catalyst to fight poverty. We provide a modular, compact and solar energy center to NGOs working with off-grid communities in South-East Africa. The center can provide light and mobile charging for the communities. It can be expanded over time, thus bringing new energy services according to the demand of the users (ex. wi-fi, fridge, printing, etc.). On the one hand, the center generates revenues, which makes it financially self-sustainable. On the other hand, the energy services provided to the communities allow them to lower their energy costs, while being less polluting, more efficient and healthier than current solutions they use. At sun’n’go, we strongly believe that no one should be left behind and that we can empower the bottom of the pyramid thanks to sustainable energy in order to reduce inequalities.
SWISS BLUE ENERGY 2012
AG
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy Production ] Geothermal energy, Hydro energy (small scale), Renewable technologies, Solarthermal energy
Swiss Blue Energy develops the Thermo-Magnetic Motor (TMM) - an innovative technology for the generation of zero-emission baseload electricity out of extra-low temperature heat. Our products will substantially contribute to a sustainable future electricity supply.
SwissGeoPower Engineering 2010
AG
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
SwissGeoPower Engineering AG constructs, operates, rents and sells power plants nationally and internationally for the production of primarily electricity and secondarily heat from deep geothermal energy. These are closed petro-geo-energy power plants, which produce electricity and heat in a clean, sustainable and self-sufficient manner, which guarantees autonomy.
Swisspod Technologies 2019
VS
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Rail transport, Road vehicles and transport ] Battery, Renewable technologies
Building the next mode of transportation: Hyperloop With a virtually non-existent environmental footprint, our vision of the Hyperloop has limitless potential to enrich our lives as well as our planet.
SWOXID 2021
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Renewable technologies
SWOXID developed a gravitational solar-thermal water purifier, which filters and sterilizes contaminated water with sunlight. It does not require electricity, nor dosage of chemical agents to provide the sterilization effect. The technology is based on an innovative nanoporous aerogel composite membrane which - upon solar irradiation - is able to render contaminated water safe by removing and inactivating infectious disease-causing biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms.
terrabiom 2019
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Bio technologies
Terrabiom is on a mission to create sustainable agriculture and community through nature, by improving soil with microbiobes
uzufly 2020
VD
formation
Construction & buildings Drone & flight, IT Software
Uzufly, based at the EPFL Innovation park, generates 2D and 3D digital models with its drones. These models will be used by project owners and the various technical trades. This innovation allows optimal planning of a construction project. Uzufly uses the latest drones on the market to cover buildings to entire cities.
VIRVE 2015
TI
formation
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility
VirVe aims to support the transition to clean and fuel efficient transportation technologies through intelligent analysis of the best available data and implementation of accurate vehicle simulation.
Zarawind 2017
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Wind energy
Our Lighter-Than-Air wind power system is designed compact, cost-effective and eco-friendly to be used in remote off-grid locations. For the installation of the wind power system at that altitude, the use of a buoyant gas aerostat allows the user to carry an electrical generator
Caminada Energy Technologies 2008
AG
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency ]
The environmentally friendly vegetable oil (Pöl) burner makes your oil heating CO2 neutral. Manly used oil should be used.
Clesana 2015
SG
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Enabling technologies
The Clesana toilet does not require a single drop of water. Also no chemicals or other pollutants, which are used in other camper toilets and pollute the environment. The Clesana toilet seals all waste after each use, odourless and leakproof. Through this consistent waterless solution we protect rivers, lakes and seas from unnecessary pollution.
cluster food & nutrition 2022
FR
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
The Food & Nutrition Cluster is an association that has been active in the food sector since 2015. As a networking and intermediary platform at regional and national level, the Food & Nutrition Cluster aims to strengthen cooperation between the various players in the food ecosystem and support them in their innovation efforts. It combines food processing expertise with know-how on nutrition, health and new technologies, always taking into account sustainability and the principle of the circular economy. More than 80 members and partners from the food, agriculture, packaging and distribution sectors, as well as research and educational institutions, the public sector and trade associations are currently part of the Food & Nutrition Cluster network.
duramon 2021

formation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] Sensors
Structural health corrosion monitoring solutions. To build and maintain smarter, cost-effective, safer, and more sustainably. Our solution is an embeddable multifunctional sensors in selected representative locations in concrete structures.
Easy Motors Zürich 2020
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
affordable electromobility and advice for everyone
ecochair
BS
formation
Construction & buildings [ Trade and Retail ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
The ecochair.ch association was founded with the objective of reducing the social and environmental impact of primary production (forestry, mining, oil and gas extraction), processing and manufacturing, by reducing consumer demand for new furniture, in turn reducing the demand for resources needed to manufacture it.
eMobilityLab 2021
BE
formation
Advice and transfer of practical knowledge in the areas of electromobility and charging infrastructure
Enlightware 2017
ZH
formation
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Video and Film
Empowering Humans at the Age of Artificial Intelligence. We pursue the mission to foster autonomy, creativity and collaboration skills of each individual through digital products. For more information, read our social impact description.
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