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
Smartvolt 2013
BE
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Information technology ] Battery, Photovoltaics
Smartvolt is a system developer for smart and innovative solar solutions & installation service and consulting. The SmartSolarBox improves the installation for photovoltaics on flat roofs.
Solar Retrofit 2013
TI
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Photovoltaics
The Solar Retrofit System for triangle mounting is a wall mounting system for photovoltaic, thermal and hybrid solar modules , arranged on horizontal or vertical rows, and inclined at 30 °. The main advantage of the Solar Retrofit triangle photovoltaic solar module mounting system is the increase in energy efficiency.
SolarXplorers (SolarStratos) 2014
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics
SolarStratos is an aeronautical project aimed at flying a solar-powered airplane for the first time to the stratosphere.
SRM Swiss Renewables Marketplace 2013
ZH
stagnant
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
SRM Swiss Renewables Marketplace AG specialises in increasing the competitiveness of natural power plants. We reduce their operating costs, secure electricity marketing and thus make them competitive in the low-price electricity market in the long term. We offer suitable services and workshops for power plant-owners and -operators throughout Switzerland. Every year, we also identify, bundle and sell entire plant packages if you want to sell your plants and maximise the proceeds and probability of sale.
Starlac Energy 2013
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
Consultants for developing 100% autonomous and renewable energy concepts, that are highly profitable solutions and investment, in the goal of ridding completly houses and commerces of fossil energy.
Swiss Birdradar Solution 2013
BE
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Sensors
Swiss Birdradar Solution AG is specialized in radar remote sensing products and services for the study of bird and bat movements. The focus is on long-term monitoring as well as environmental impact assessment with respect to infrastructure constructions and wind farms.
SwissDrones 2013
ZH
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Drone & flight
SwissDrones is a Swiss aviation company specializing in development, manufacturing, and operation of long-range unmanned helicopter systems for commercial and public safety applications.
TwingTec 2013
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
TwingTec has developed the energy drone. The drone flies on a tethered wing which flies similar as a kite to harness the energy of wind. This unlocks huge unexploited wind energy resources to produce clean energy cheaper than with fossil fuels.
Tyre Recycling Solutions 2013
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
TRS has developed Swiss proprietary technologies to process scrap tyres and deliver output products with significant value-in-use.
UniSieve 2018
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency ] Filters & Membranes
Over 10% of the total energy consumption worldwide is due to separation processes. To target this issue, we developed a membrane technology, which allows cost and energy efficient separation of gases. The technology is based on an inventive way of integrating metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into polymeric membranes. The UniSieve technology has the potential to create various separation solutions for small-scale home applications (B2C), and also large-scale industrial processes (B2B). Currently, the focus is set on building modules for the purification of hydrogen (energy, cleantech industry) and propylene (oil&gas, chemical industry).
Urban Connect 2013
ZH
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike, e-mobility
Urban Connect provides all-in-one bicycle fleet solutions for corporate clients. Companies like Google, Zurich Insurance and Roche choose Urban Connect to provide fleets of e-bicycles and bicycles for their employees who are on the move in Switzerland.
Why ! open computing 2013
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ 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.
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.
Younergy 2013
AG
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ 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.
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.
buildup 2013
ZH
established
Construction & buildings, 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.
Cormo 2013
VS
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
Cormo AG offers new sustainable solutions from Corn. The company developed and patented the process for turning corn-field waste into a 100% sustainable peat moss substitute (TEFA) for the agricultural industry and foam products (BABS) for material science use such as air filters.
Energie 360° AG 2013
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Renewable technologies
Energie 360° is a Swiss energy service provider that offers the entire spectrum of environmentally friendly energy solutions.
foodward 2013
ZH
established
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The expert network of the food industry, Academy for industry & company representatives from the agro-food environment. foodward - the food business academy - serves as a platform and interface.
Swiss Alpine Fish (swisslachs) 2020
ZH
established
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Restaurants ] Enabling technologies, Hydro energy (small scale)
Swiss Alpine Fish AG sustainably breeds salmon in an indoor facility in Lostallo, using the latest technology, making it the cleanest and most sustainable fish farm in the world.
Wildbiene + Partner 2013
ZH
established
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection ] Low technology
Wildbiene + Partner aims at the promotion of wild bees by developing and offering bee-promoting products, planning and implementing large-scale wild bee habitats and educational work at public and private events. In addition, specific wild bees are actively propagated by society and offered for pollination in agriculture.
2em 2014
FR
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
2EM wurde 2012 in Freiburg gegründet. Mit einer Flotte von über 2000 Fahrzeugen ist 2EM die führende private Autovermietungsplattform der Schweiz und ermöglicht Tausenden von Mitgliedern die Teilnahme an der kooperativen Wirtschaft. Die Wahl einer alternativen Art des Konsums bedeutet, Teil der Generation des Social Car Sharing zu sein!
Adaptricity 2014
ZH
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
Adaptricity develops simulation and optimization software tools for adapting the electricity distribution grid for the transition towards renewable energies. Products help distribution grid operators in gaining an enhanced overview over their system and evaluating a large set of possible SmartGrid.
ADE photonExa 2014
ZH
stagnant
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, LED, Lighting
LED lighting solutions (spinoff); Swiss manufacturer and specialist for high-performance LEDs, lighting systems, OEM LED modules, LED LightEngines and LED retrofit - with LED products for architects, lighting planners, lighting designers, communities and private individuals with high demands.
Aitonomi (TeleRetail) 2014
VS
develops elsewhere
Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Autopilot Software and Autonomous Transport System developer and elf-driving robots to automate logistics and to minimize the ecological footprint of transportation. The company’s award-winning Aito AutoPilot Software platform drives robots of almost any size autonomously while reducing the energy consumption, emissions, and space requirements of transport by up to 90%. Beyond industrial, urban and rural logistics automation, the Aito AutoPilot Software and system is also used for self-driving probe and beacon robots that autonomously monitor 5G networks and infrastructure.
AquAero GmbH 2014
AG
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Engineering, Resource efficiency, Water Management ] Heat industrial usage, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
AquAero has developed a drying technology able to reduce energy consumption by up to 70% and to eliminate the CO2 emissions almost completely while maintaining high product quality and productivity. The green technology is scalable to any size and can be adapted for all materials not sensitive to temperatures above 100°C, e.g. food, pet food, ceramics, and biomass.
Aventor 2014
BE
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
Efficient racing cars : nearly 100% recyclable, light-weighed (300kg), low maintenance costs .LCA is used to reduce impact.
Bogga 2014
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity ] agricultural technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Bogga serves owners and operators of Commercial & Industrial facilities to: i) Reduce electricity cost by securing price visibility & stability; ii) Improve the reliability and self-security of electricity supply by integrating energy storage solutions; iii) Reach renewable energy targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions & dependency on fossil fuel.
carpasus 2014
ZH
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps Low technology
CARPASUS combines sustainability with quality, style and coolness. Our mission is to provide you with quality shirts that will make you feel good, accompany you for a long time, and underline your individual style. The CARPASUS shirts are now available in stores in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Sweden and are enjoying growing popularity. CARPASUS will continue to work for a more resource-efficient fashion industry in the future. The journey continues.
ChemAlive 2017
VD
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Software driven by machine learning that allows the chemical industry to model chemistry, improve yield and generate new chemical leads. The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The efficiency and reliability of our approach opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.
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