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
HopVrac 2020
NE
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ 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!
Innovopolis 2020
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy Production, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Innovopolis offers a decentralized waste management service that contains waste within the built areas of the community and turns it into energy at the point where it is generated: a self-sufficient service which eliminates the need for waste collection, waste incineration and waste landfilling. Our solution can be applied to any community, from rural communities like islands to large multi-complex properties such as high-rise buildings and by doing so we reduce the annual carbon footprint of every inhabitant by 1 tonnes of CO2.
lowimpact food 2020
VD
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Resource sufficiency ] Unknown
Lowimpact food provides a concrete solution to the problem of feeding the planet in 2050. We revalue co-products from various local beer and fruit juice producers through the breeding of edible insects. Thanks to its low ecological impact and high bioconversion, insect breeding is part of sustainable production. The breeding is carried out in a controlled environment and devoid of invasive treatment. These insects are then transformed into an ultra protein flour which can be easily integrated into different foods (eg: cereal bars or protein pastes).
Methanology 2020
SH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
METHANOLOGY's technology liberates from fossil fuels. The use of this technology is the key to creating an independent, decentralized energy system. METHANOLOGY's Willpower system converts carbon dioxide from ambient air into high quality methanol, which is easy to store and can be used as fuel for heating purposes.
myFacility 2020
AG
formation
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] Internet of Things
myFacility offers automated energy optimization and simple building control for public, commercial and industrial buildings
Nuniq 2021
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care [ Bodycare, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
Nuniq is here to transform the beauty industry in a wholesome and sustainable way. Taking care of one's self should not come at the cost of the environment.
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 2020
VD
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ air quality, Energy management solutions, 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).
SoHHytec 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production, Energy storage ] Renewable technologies
We offer cost-effective onsite renewable Fuel (Hydrogen), Electricity and Heat production and storage systems. ​
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.
Swisspreneur 2020
ZH
established
Communication, Media, Education or Games Low technology
We are a nonprofit on a mission to promote and advance entrepreneurship in Switzerland.
TerraRad Tech 2020
ZH
validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Landscape conservation and management, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection, Prevention of or protection from technical risks ] Drone & flight, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Optic devices
TerraRad Tech AG is a spinoff of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) focusing on environmental radiometers and remote sensing technologies
Sympheny 2020
ZH
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT Software
Sympheny offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to support the optimized planning of energy systems for neighborhoods, campuses, communities and urban districts. Using cutting edge algorithms, we empower energy planners to quickly and accurately identify the optimal energy supply solution for any site. Our software fits ideally with current planning workflows, enabling energy planners to quickly evaluate a broad range of conventional and novel supply solutions, and to consider multiple demand vectors simultaneously.
Urbio 2020
VS
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] IT Software
Urbio is a software for planning sustainable cities that combines the strengths of humans and artificial intelligence.
Wattz 2020

validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Business-as-a-Service Plattform based on end-to-end digital energy procurement and delivery process.
Yasai 2020
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Trade and Retail, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Bio technologies, Carbon capture and storage, Hydro energy (small scale), Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, LED, Smartcity, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Yasai offers Farming as a Service with Vertical Farms based on circular economy within Smart Cities
Bloocks 2020

formation
The mission of the company is to decrease the energy consumption of new constructions (buildings etc.), construction-related air and soil pollution as well as to decrease the cost and time of building new constructions. We will achieve this goal by using factory-based manufacturing and fabricating unique and specially designed Building Blocks. The costumers will use an online platform to design their own constructions, receive a particular amount of Blocks and build the desired type of constructions.
enerdrape 2020
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
We help existing buildings to save energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with a simple and clean solution without any drastic infrastructure changes. Our modular geo-thermal panels are easily installed indoor with a minimum impact on the existing infrastructure to efficiently harvest geothermal and waste heat sources accumulated in any kind of existing environments.
Equigy 2020
AG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] IT blockchain or algorithms
A SWISSGRID Project. The «crowd balancing platform» is an innovative solution in the control energy market. The shift in electricity generation towards a large number of smaller generators with volatile production is presenting new challenges for transmission system operators.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991

formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, 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.
Oxyle 2020
ZH
formation
Oxyle uses clean energy to degrade hazardous micropollutants from wastewater, such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chemicals etc.
SUIND 2020
ZH
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Information technology, Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight, Internet of Things
Enabling drone companies to unlock the full potential of drones by providing them with state of the art safety solution.
Swistor 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ]
Swistor develops the next generation of energy storage device for a clean, sustainable future. Our Lithium and Cobalt free solution enables charging our devices ultra fast, extends the lifetime 30 times and is environmentally friendly and safe.
Tesenso 2020

validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] Internet of Things, Sensors, Smartcity, Smarthome & building
Tesenso is a full-stack IoT solution provider, from IoT consulting, proof of concept / MVP projects to mass IoT rollouts. Flexibility, time-to-market, and scalability combined with profound knowledge of the underlying hardware are the key strengths of Tesenso, making sure that customers can rely on solid IoT solutions.
Akksel 2021
BS
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy management solutions ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We reduce environmental pollution, costs and exploitation of people and nature by linking producers and consumers of limited resources through a circular economy multi-sided platform for batteries used in Electric Vehicles and large-scale battery storage systems. We are connecting buyers with suppliers through an exponentially growing value network to guarantee added value with each transaction.
Librec 2021
SO
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Collection and "closed-loop" recycling of all components of lithium-ion batteries from e-mobility
Recogn.ice 2021

validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Landscape conservation and management ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
We, a young bunch of natural scientists and journalists, truly believe that recognition is key to care. This is why, in January 2019, we felt the urgency to launch “Recogn.ice”; a nonprofit organisation for the recognition of this cryosphere. Our team is committed to accomplish that one goal: for people around the world to recognise, understand and ultimately care for all frozen parts of our planet. Founded in February 2019 in Zurich, the core team of Recogn.ice consists of a glacierologist, a geologist, a communications consultant, an award-winning designer, data scientists and IT specialists. Together, we strive to present these features and data in an attractive and intuitive way : - with yellow frames indicating the very presence of the surrounding expression of the cryosphere ; - with an intuitive app ; - with an educational website mapping the cryosphere.
Re-Company 2021
GE
validation
Health & House & Body Care, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
Reinvent common products to have a sustainable impact. Starting with a bottle. REBO is the first product from the Re-company, and is a REvolutionary BOttle. It is the first bottle that cleans the planet as you drink. Thanks to a smart cap we are able to measure the water intake (and plastic saving) of the user, send it to the REBO app, convert it through blockchain into a green credit, and use the proceedings to fund the collection of bottles littering the environment. The bottle also offers a customized hydration plan to its users, it is equipped with a unique one hand push cap (developed with Aptar), and has an insulated stainless steel body keeping drinks cold for 24h.
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.
StadtOase 2021
SH
validation
StadtOase produces and sells automated planting systems, allowing the users to easily grow their own food and have a steady supply of fresh and healthy vegetables with minimal effort.
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