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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
Terrabloc 2011
GE
established
[ Construction of buildings ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
Manufacture and marketing of compressed earth blocks, as well as all activities in the field of architecture, engineering and construction.
tiko 2012
ZH
established
Construction & buildings [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Pump, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid
The tiko platform brings you the power of a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and an award-winning Smart Home Energy Management system designed to connect your Residential and SME assets. With its active VPP deployments, tiko is one of the biggest real-time Smart Grids in the world. Our customizable, future-proof technology has the life-expectancy of a PPP (Physical Power Plant) and enables the delivery of the full spectrum of energy services, including the most sophisticated such as fast frequency response. tiko enables you to become the driver for disruption and innovation in your market to create profitable business models.
TVP Solar 2008
GE
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
TVP Solar SA is a Swiss company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative, high-vacuum flat solar thermal panels based on a proprietary technology for cooling and heating applications. TVP Solar is a game-changer in the solar thermal industry, effectively competing with electricity in the cooling and industrial process heat markets, while introducing new thermal energy-producing roofs for the residential market.
Vela Solaris (Polysun) 2006
ZH
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics
Polysun, a simulation software for renewable energy installation developed by Vela Solaris, provides invaluable support in the analysis, design and calculation of heating and cooling systems using renewable energy (solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, heat pumps, geothermal energy and solar cooling)
Vivent 2012
VD
established
[ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Healthcare ] IT data usage, Sensors
Vivent SARL, a pioneer in harnessing bio-signal, is a Swiss based, privately held company founded in 2012. Vivent focuses on improving health outcomes of people and plants biomes by harnessing electrical signals unique to each individual or plant type.
vRbikes.ch 2012
ZG
established
[ Road vehicles and transport ] e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
Electric three wheel vehicles for transport, business and also private use. The innovative tilting technology ensures an unbeatable feeling with maximum riding safety at the same time. 80 cm track width guarantees stable conditions, but still fits in (almost) every narrow parking space. Single seater, maximum 45 km/h, A1 driver's licence required – two electric motors, each with 2 Kw power, single-wheel drive for maximum safety and riding dynamics, 3 disc brakes, up to 130 km range, turning circle below 4.5 metres, 18 cm ground clearance and climbing performance of 25%.
Wattelse 2012
ZG
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management,Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Building technology, Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy, Resource efficiency ] Smarthome & building
Identify energy demand and points for reduction and optimizing building management.
Webmodus (SUN-D) 2008
AG
established
[ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
We design and produce an exclusive, flexible and naturally adapting lighting system beyond comparison. The backbone of all our products is the same basic principle of redirecting light. SUN-Displays find their use as high standard, aesthetic eye catchers in foyers and entrance halls as well as part of exhibitions and events providing high flexibility for utilisation and a unique fusion of information and light. Whenever the backside of the screen is illuminated the frontside starts to shine. It doesn’t matter what light source you use.
Why ! open computing 2013
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
why! open computing SA is a very young company that focuses on sustainable computing by providing computing systems pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux for end users and a community based support model that ensures a longer, useful, life time of the machines, past the manufacturer's warranty.
Workspace2go 2016
ZH
established
[ Building technology, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Workspace2go is a platform for meeting rooms, workstations and seminar rooms that can be booked by the hour or by the day. Suppliers can use the platform to provide unused workspace, which guests can book for their meeting or workshop.
Xemtec 2001
VD
established
[ Electricity efficiency ] Enabling technologies
Add-on smart units to existing meters for monitoring. Xemtec is an important player in digitalization of information for electricity, gas and water markets. Our system provides a comprehensive and centralised flow management for the industrial and residential sectors.
Younergy 2013
AG
established
[ Electricity, Energy Production, Energy storage, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics
Solar power subscription for homes with no up-front cost.Solar installation. Financing of solar ans battery installations.
youtrition 2018
BS
established
[ Farming & agriculture ] agricultural technologies
youtrition deals with the recycling of nutrients from human urine in order to achieve sustainability for food production
act cleantech Agentur Schweiz 2015
ZH
established
IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
act cleantech Agentur coordinates and supports the Swiss network of energy specialists and partners in support of their customers. We enable communication with the federal government, maintain specialised web tools and ensure legal conformity. It is our concern to help your company to achieve a breakthrough in energy efficiency so that you can reduce your costs and make an important contribution to climate protection.
Adventerra Games 2009
TI
established
Behavioural change [ Games ] Gamification, Low technology
Adventerra Games, located in the Italian part of Switzerland, has worked for more than 10 years to create educational games designed for children of different ages on environmental topics. ​
AGITEC 2011
ZH
established
[ Building technology ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
We have been THE competence center for aerogel products in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for years. Aerogel high-performance thermal insulation materials are flexible, robust and easy to process. They offer a solution wherever there is little space for thermal insulation. With sensationally low thermal conductivity, the required or desired insulation values can be achieved even with extremely thin layers.
Aquanetto Group 2007
VS
established
[ Cleaning, Waste & recycling ] Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
AquaNetto solutions rely on ultraviolet irradiation in combination with complementary technologies to disinfect and treat fluids (water and air) and surfaces. AquaNetto promotes and supports socially and ecologically sustainable projects according to well defined criteria with the goal of achieving the highest possible value on site. To this end, AquaNetto provides open-architecture, efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions for the treatment of water, air, and surfaces in the private, public, industrial and commercial sectors.
Arviem 2008
ZG
established
[ Transport & logistics of goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility, Enabling technologies
Arviem service is to tracks parameters affecting a cargo content's quality based on the specific needs of clients. Tracking the location and monitoring the condition of cargo verifies the quality of incoming components and monitors the fulfillment of safety and environmental regulations.
Attolight 2008
VD
established
[ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Attolight started off to revolutionise cathodoluminescence (CL): design top of the line CL instruments that deliver superior performance, maximum ease-of-use and make quantitative cathodoluminescence possible. The Company firmly believes in the potential of cathodoluminescence and aims at establishing the technology as a standard in-line inspection method in semiconductor industry. Attolight is a company with global presence with systems in Europe, Asia, and North America. The Company is headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park where the Attolab is located as well. Attolight "New Cathodoluminescence"​ solutions support the state-of-the -art research and developments in LEDs, Solar Cells, High Mobility Transitors, new opto-electronical devices, nano-structured semiconductors.
Skwoll 2018
VS
established
[ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
We encourage moments of conviviality around a drink. We optimize the experience in bars and restaurants, and we have created an ecosystem of applications that unites a community who enjoy going out. Therefore, they have created a community app.
Aveny 2019
BS
established
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology, Many fields ] Communication, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Aveny developed the Brightway LCA calculation engine, a toolkit for next generation LCA applications. Aveny offers user-friendly LCA tools for SME, advanced LCA software for research institutes and consultants, customized LCA solutions for large companies, and Brightway toolkit licenses to LCA software developers.
Foodathome 2020
FR
established
[ Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Food Delivery Service
Beaver Schutzsysteme 2002
LU
established
[ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical
eaver® flood preparedness systems have been successfully deployed in emergency situations more than a thousand times over the years, in Switzerland and elsewhere. The Beaver storm and flood preparedness system is composed of two adjacent inflatable dam elements (bladders) that are filled with water.
BioApply 2004
VD
established
[ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
BioApply, enabling biodegradable and biobased alternatives to plastic. Since 2006, BioApply develops biobased, compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions. BioApply solutions address the needs of both retail and waste management sectors. BioApply is based in Switzerland and is also present in Lisbon, Portugal.
buildup 2013
ZH
established
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Building technology, Construction of buildings, Information technology ] IT data usage
We create potential for better building: We believe that the availability, comparability and networking of information and actors can unlock this potential. buildup provides all players in the Swiss construction industry with an independent online platform with the central database for construction products, the SwissBIMLibrary. We are inspired by the desire to promote cooperation between the players and network them with each other. This increases productivity and creates the conditions for better building. We offer decision-makers, planners, suppliers, manufacturers and associations the opportunity to make their information, services and products available to a wide audience. The creation and exchange of results- and performance-oriented construction tenders is made easier for all parties involved.
CarbonActive 2011
ZG
established
[ Building technology ] Filters & Membranes
CarbonActive aspires to develop optimized solutions for use in air purification technology (Filters) for buildings.
Celeroton 2008
ZH
established
[ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Geophysical & technical
They develop, produce and sell ultra-high-speed electric motor-drive systems and turbo compressors, achieving speeds up to 1 million rpm. With speed they reduce volume and weight.
cofoundme 2017
ZG
established
IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
cofoundme is the biggest matching platform for startup jobs in Switzerland. We enable entrepreneurs to find cofounders for their projects and startups to recruit staff. You’re looking for a job in the Startup ecosystem, you’re at the right place!
Da Vinci Olivenöl 2013
TG
established
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Da Vinci offers impeccable, high quality olive oil from selected producers for everyone. Especially for those who care about health aspects in the diet.
Daxtro Swiss International Engineering Company 2000
TI
established
[ Electricity, Engineering, Waste & recycling ] Enabling technologies, Hydro energy, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Daxtro Swiss International Engineering Company S.A.R.L.® is a Cleantech Swiss company dedicated to developing, manufacturing, distributing and installing products relating to the environmental sector. They have three divisions: DAXTRO WATERS: Specialized in the field of water purification at any level (waste water treatment for municipalities and industries; also have desalination plants, filtration and drinking water systems). DAXTRO ENERGY: Leader in the field of renewable energy generation (Photovoltaic plants & Eolic systems). DAXTRO TECHNOLOGY: Promotes and commercialize high-tech products for Industrial Applications.
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