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Discover startups and projects in the environment and energy sectors filtered by business area and technology. This list includes high potential projects and companies based and working primarily in Switzerland, founded or active since 2000 and still operational, and range from an initial concept up to those that are trying to capture a larger market space.
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Company Name Founding year / Canton Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
vélocité 2003 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ]
We have been delivering since 1999, when vélocité had only one courier and a few dozen customers. Over the years, we have grown and expanded, joined the Swissconnect network, merged with Poste-it (Yverdon and Neuchâtel), created “antennas” in Vevey and Sion, and acquired through these experiences a real know-how in the field of fast delivery, which allows us to offer a high quality service to our customers. Today, the vélocité team has more than 50 employees, committed, motivated and ready to wet the jersey all year round and in all weather conditions, to deliver more than 300 deliveries by hand every day.
Keller Technologies 2000 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency ]
ZG Plan, design and build to level, environmentally friendly buildings, neighbourhoods with interessting architecture
SOLIDpower (Htceramix) 2000 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Electric batteries
VD HTceramix SA (HTc) is a dynamic and dedicated SME specialized in high-temperature electro-ceramic applications for energy and gas conversion. With high temperature membrane reactors as core competence, the company works as SOLIDpower’s innovation center. Located in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, the company cooperates with many industrial and academic partners.
OptiWaste (Molok Recycling Company) 2001 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, smart device
VD OptiWaste offers a comprehensive range of waste management solutions (underfloor containers, semi-underfloor containers, overhead containers, barriers for recycling yards, etc.).
Xemtec 2001 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] enabling technologies
VD 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.
terraplant 2001 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency ] low technology
BE terraplant ltd. is an environmental services and engineering company. We provide planning, consulting, project management, educational and research services in the fields of environment, nature & landscape and applied ecology.
Ecospeed 2002 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH ECOSPEED provides web-based software solutions and consulting services for the energy and climate accounting of public authorities, companies and private individuals. Since 2002 they develop Software programs for energy balance, energy efficiency, and energy use.
Geo2X 2012 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] geophysical & technical
VD Geo2X is a Swiss Company based near Geneva. It was founded 12 years ago by experienced geologists and geophysicists who have complementary areas of expertise in the petroleum, geotechnical, geophysical and geological domain. This allows Geo2X offer a wide range of services that meet all the demands of its customers.Our global experience is key to find specific solutions for varied issues (hydrogeology, natural resources, landslides, pollution, etc.) in many environments. A particular effort is put into research and development of new hardware and software, allowing us to have innovative answers to complex situations.
Silent-Power 2002 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage, Engineering ] Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
ZG The innovative energy system of Silent-Power is based on the liquid heating and automotive fuel, methanol. In a CO2-neutral cycle, first methanol can be obtained from clean energy.This allows the Econimo mini power plant of Silent-Power to generate electricity and hot and cold water.
Ganser CRS 2003 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] enabling technologies
ZH The Common Rail injection technology has contributed significantly to the new era of the modern diesel engine. The diesel engine became more powerful, runs quietly and produces far less emissions than in the past.
EcoWaste 2003 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] smartcity
VD EcoWaste SA offers a complete range of ecological products and services for optimizing the management of all types of waste.
DSPlus 2003 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity efficiency ] enabling technologies, lighting
VS DSPlus designs, develops and markets electronic light dimmers that integrate into public lighting systems. Thus contributes to reducing energy consumption and light pollution. DSPlus is a Swiss high-tech company, founded in 2004 as a spin-off of HES-SO Valais.
myclimate 2003 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Climate technologies, data usage
ZH myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation.
Planet Horizons Technologies (Aqua-4D Water Solutions) 2004 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Farming & agriculture, Many fields ] unknown
VS Innovative Swiss solutions to improve water quality, present in over 30 countries in three industrial areas: irrigation, buildings and animal production
Neo Technologies 2004 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Information technology ] data usage
VD Market leader in consulting and solutions for Energy and Public Sectors in Switzerland, neo technologies carries out information technology development and integration projects. From consultancy to completion, operation to maintenance, neo takes on all aspects of a project according to the needs of its clients. Our approach: build bridges between technology and business. Each project is unique and must incorporate technological and functional factors whilst maintaining the greatest possible pragmatism.
Ecorecyclage 2004 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
VD Ecorecyclage SA, is mainly active in the treatment of food and plant waste and produces biogas directly injected into the natural gas distribution network of the Holdigaz group.
Evatec 2004 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] enabling technologies
SG Evatec offers a range of platform architectures equipped with evaporation, sputter , etch and PECVD source technologies according to application, substrate format and throughput requirements
Adhoco 2004 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Heat energy ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, heating in buildings, Photovoltaics
ZH Adhoco are specialists in the field of intelligent building automation. Compared to many conventional systems, our products communicate via radio instead of cable. With our modern radio bus solution and our self-learning software, you can save up to 30% on energy and heating costs.
SwissGEL 2004 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Material & Products based on biomass, new chemical materials
ZH swissGEL is a plastics development company. We offer partnerships to commercialise additives and bioplastic products and make plastic biodegradable
bs2 2004 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Construction of buildings, Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Heat energy ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building, Solarthermal energy
ZH New components for buildings, focusing on zero emission, lowEx (saving high quality energy).
Solar Impulse 2004 Transport & Mobility [ Electricity ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics
VD Using spectacular events, like a solar flight around the world to spread new technology and support solutions.
MycoSolutions 2004 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Forestry ] Bio technologies
SG Custom made biological fungi products to enhance growth for trees and other plants.
BioApply 2004 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
VD 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.
Feralco (Schweiz) 2005 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Material & Products based on biomass, new chemical materials
ZH Feralco (Schweiz) AG offers the complete range of precipitating agents and flocculants, especially iron and aluminum salts, organic polymers and PAC of medium and high basicity. These products are well designed for applications like treatment and cleaning of wastewater from communities and industry.
Riedo Networks 2005 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] smart device, Smartgrid
FR Riedo Networks Ltd develops, manufactures and distributes energy monitoring & control solutions that help customers to reduce costs for electricity and maintenance while improving monitoring and security of installations in Datacenters, buildings and large facilities. The E3METER® intelligent power distribution units measure energy consumption on all stages within a datacenter and communicate over extremely robust narrowband Powerline communication (PLC) which minimizes installation time and cost.
Paradox Engineering 2005 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Transport & Mobility Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, smartcity
TI Leveraging our deep technological know-how, we offer Internet of Things platforms to unlock the value of our customers’ data: our solutions enable Cities and companies to collect, transport, store and deliver any kind of data lying in urban objects or industrial plants, transforming information into
Flisom 2005 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency ] new chemical materials, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
ZH Flisom’s products are based on an innovative thin film solar technology developed in Switzerland. High efficiency, flexible CIGS solar panels, ultra light weight and unique product features open a completely new dimension in solar energy.
Nereid 2005 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity efficiency, Resource sufficiency ] Filters, Photovoltaics
GE Nereid SA is a Swiss company involved in innovative technologies for the production of seawater desalination and water treatment systems.
e-covoiturage.ch 2005 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-mobility
VD The e-covoiturage.ch association aims to put users in contact with each other, in order to develop carpooling as an alternative way of transport. The association is non-profit and exists thanks to subsidies and support of its partners. Personalized carpooling solutions are offered to companies and administrations at the best rates. Contact us for further information about our made-to-measure service.
Aginova 2005 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] smart device
VD Aginova Inc. provides affordable, low power Wi-Fi sensor network solutions that make a ubiquitous sensing world come alive by providing customers actionable feedback. Aginova’s products bring the sensor world to the internet using web services. The company has 3 lines of product including (i) Temperature and Humidity monitoring in the health care and cold chain applications, (ii) Energy monitoring in a myriad of application and (iii) Infrastructure monitoring with emphasis on condition based maintenance applications in industrial and the defense markets.
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