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
LUUUP 2021
SG
formation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
LUUUP is a recycling company that uses a chemical process to dissolve cellulose-based fibres to generate feedstock for yarn production. It is working on improved circularity of textile waste to reduce its ecological impact
Luya Foods 2021
BE
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] food tech
Luya is a flavor loaded plant-based alternative to meat taking sustainability to the next level. We rescue organic okara - a by-product of tofu and soymilk production of which more than 1500 tonnes go to waste in Switzerland every year - and turn it into ready-to-cook slices, chunks and patties.
Norisa 2021
GE
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] Low technology
Norsia helps wealth managers fully integrate their clients’ personal values and vision of sustainability into the investment process. Our ESG profiling tools help leverage investors' sustainability goals and thus develop responsible investment strategies.
Pelt8 2021

validation
Pelt provides organisations with a business intelligence and reporting solution for ESG & sustainability data. We help companies organise all indicators they have to collect, manage and disclose in one tool.
Pleasant Plants 2021
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ air quality, Farming & agriculture, Gardening ] LED, Lighting
Grow your own organic herbs and vegetables at home, with little work and little waste! Our automated systems save you time, water, nutrients and pesticides, and deliver fresh ingredients every day.
REMRETEch 2021
AG
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Energy Production, Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials
REMRETEch exploits the unique know-how in rare metals characterization, process developments from primary, secondary, e-waste resources, market and circular economy-related prospects
Retreeva 2021
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management New chemical materials
Retreeva's patented high-tech sponge selectively captures precious metals from industrial waste streams in trace concentrations and record time. Recycling these valuable resources in a green manner ultimately helps reducing carbon emissions, energy loss and dependence of industry on virgin mines, thus contributing towards a more responsible future. Ultimately, with its adsorbents, Retreeva aims to aid access to drinkable water in underdeveloped regions.
Solergy 2021
AG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Financing and financial services ] Photovoltaics
Solergy makes solar power accessible to anyone who can contribute to the energy transition with roofs, investment or consumption. We bring together real estate owners, tenants and investors and provide a model where everybody benefits, and contributes to Switzerland´s energy strategies. So you become part of the fight against the climate change.
somebodyelse 2021
ZH
formation
Behavioural change, Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] Gamification
Somebodyelse creates embodied experiences in VR to help people to understand an issue in an immersive, educational and playful way to raise awareness and enable positive behavioural change. In 2015, the United Nations all agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But social, cultural, and environmental problems still seem to be accumulating worldwide; sustainable cities and communities, access to health and therapy, or social wellbeing are still huge problems to tackle. People are still not sufficiently aware of the underlying problems, cannot understand, imagine, or relate to them, and therefore, will not change them either. Digital technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) allow a wide range of people to experience abstract content appealingly. And, today we know that people can better understand and emphasize through a self-made bodily experience.
UNIWASTEC 2021

validation
UNIWASTEC is a technology company that operates in the field of waste-to-energy production. We have combined the most innovative and greenest waste-to-energy technologies to produce Green Hydrogen, Synthetic liquids and gases, electricity and drinking water.
Urstamm 2021
AR
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Forestry ]
We enable and promote sustainable timber, forest management and regionality through transparency and efficient processes with digital proof of origin on the wood.
Va-loo.ch 2021
ZH
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Engineering, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use, Water conservation
The VaLoo association was founded on World Toilet Day 2021 with the aim "to create value from what ends up in the Loo". Our 44 founding members from 18 different organisations are a heterogeneous group of start-up entrepreneurs, associations, researchers, students and other interested parties.
Vegipack 2021
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
An ecological water bottle made from sugar cane, which is also compostable at the end of its life. Veganbottle is a positive alternative to global plastic pollution.
Voltiris 2022
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Energy efficiency, Energy Production, Farming & agriculture ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Agricultural greenhouses are key toward a sustainable food supply, however they have significant energetic needs due to heating and artificial lightening. There is a push from governments, retailers and consumers to reduce carbon footprint of greenhouses. Voltiris enables double-use of large greenhouses surfaces to produce electricity without impacting their high agricultural yield. Voltiris introduces a solar panel design to generate electricity from the part of sunlight's spectrum that is unused for crop growth.
Yoordi 2021
ZH
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
Digital self-ordering solution: Yoordi's web app can be used to digitally handle ordering and payment services at events with multiple food and beverage providers.
Zélo 2021
VD
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Zélo is a zero-waste supermarket that offers a home delivery service by cargo bike, with the particularity that all products are delivered with the “zero waste” concept, i.e., packed in reusable containers.
batterylog 2022
BE
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy management solutions, Energy storage ] Battery, Internet of Things
Batterylog provides data and software driven solutions for the monitoring of electrical batteries. Based on a digital twin, our customers get an insight in the state of each individual battery and a quick overview to the whole battery fleet. We build customer specific dashboards or integrate our backend to an existing IT system.
AMP IT 2022
GE
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency ] e-vehicle charging, IT Software
AMP IT offers tenants of multi-residential buildings, as well as to employees in commercial buildings the possibility of charging their electric vehicles in their parking space. We offer a turnkey service and attractive monthly subscriptions to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles. AMP IT Hub mobile application and charge point management system offers users a pleasant and efficient charging experience. Available in white label, it allows operators of similar services to manage their charging systems efficiently at scale.
Biosimo 2022
ZH
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management Physical & chemical & nano technologies
We are a chemical engineering start-up aiming to develop and operate processes to produce bio-based platform chemicals. Our customers are chemical, industrial and consumer goods producers looking for ways to manufacture their products without using oil-based materials. With our bio-based chemicals, every-day products like textiles, glues, and films can become greener without changing design, supply chain, or market price.
Bottle+ 2022
SG
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Bottle+ launches the reusable water bottle that allows you to make sparkling water anytime, anywhere - designed in Switzerland and completely plastic-free.
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.
GridSteer 2022
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy storage ] Battery
Gridsteer's main goal is to facilitate the energy transition. We aim at helping the grid cope with the growth of intermittent renewables coupled with the electrification of both mobility and heating. To do so, we dimension and control stationary batteries in industrial sites. Our proprietary control software allows industrials to have an energy backup which reduces their electricity bill and generates revenues by providing flexibility to the grid.
Hängry 2022

formation
Ready to eat dishes from food waste, delivered to you.
Nutrai 2016
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Healthcare ] Smart device
We discover the how, when, & why of food consumption patterns that are affecting patients health
Share.P 2022
ZH
validation
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Mobility & Fleet management ] e-vehicle charging
Share.P is an innovative plug-and-play system that digitizes existing parking infrastructure and solves car parking and electric vehicle charging problems. Share.P solutions reduce traffic and air pollution by enabling building owners to rent out parking spaces and charging stations for electric vehicles in a convenient, fully automated and customizable way.
Airfix 2022

formation
Building a Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage market. Airfix, a new subsidiary of South Pole, combines decades of climate finance and carbon project development expertise with a vision for a scalable Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage market in Switzerland and beyond.
Vege'tables 2022
NE
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Vege’tables is a Smart Food consulting company offering concrete solutions to organisations, collective and commercial catering and individuals enabling them unlock their full potential and perform better, while doing their part for the planet.
viboo 2022

Reduce building energy consumption by 20-40% with self-learning predictive control. viboo offers self-learning predictive control on the basis of physics-informed Machine Learning as a cloud service to smart-thermostat and building automation companies.
washo 2022
ZG
validation
Health & House & Body Care [ Cleaning ]
Washo is the environmentally friendly alternative to conventional detergents: Ecologically clean, practical and pre-dosed.
Yuxi 2022

validation
Yuxi leverages data from Building Management Systems to optimize the building's energy consumption and indoor quality.
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