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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
WAWWE (Zuerichips) 2019 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
ZH Zuerichips fights foodwastse with deecious chips backed from rescued local bread. The Chips can be ordered online or bought via distribution partners.
WayRay 2014 Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Games, Information technology ] e-mobility
VD With an in-house R&D center, a prototyping factory, and a team of 170 professionals, WayRay is a developer of complex AR hardware and software for creating True Augmented Reality. Our production assets and facilities enable us to independently complete the full cycle of product prototype production, without outsourcing any steps.
Wayste 2019 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Innovative Zero Waste delivery system to make sure that there are no disposable single-use shipping materials used. Easy online order and delivery of local and organic products unpackaged.
WeACT 2014 Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Many fields ] Gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH WeAct engages people through gamification & team dynamics with online solutions.
Webmodus (SUN-D) 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
AG 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 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
VD 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.
wick upcycling (wiederverwerkle) 2018 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
ZH The aim of the Wiederverwerkle association is to reuse residual materials for something new. It collects residual wood and metal from local industrial and craft enterprises. The material is processed, sorted and offered for sale at a reasonable price.
Wildbiene + Partner 2013 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection ] Low technology
ZH 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.
Wingtra 2016 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Information technology ] Drone & flight, Robotic, Video and Film
ZH Wingtra builds aerial robots which combine the advantages of fixed-wing airplanes and multicopters.
WormUp 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
ZH Recycle your kitchen scraps at home, Compact. Odorless. Elegant. WormUp HOME is the first ceramic Worm Bin that produces compost from kitchen waste.
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.
XFarm 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
TI xFarm is a digital platform helping the farmers to manage their activities. It is composed of a cloud-based field management software, IoT field sensors gathering meteorological and environmental data, and an open app store for decision support services.
Xperience GmbH (snowXpark) 2008 Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Sport ] e-mobility
OW Rent an electro-powered snowmobile and discover your limits, while drifting and jetting around the tight curves on the market track with help of a lot of bodywork. The snowXpark is the highlight of every winter trip with its unique driving fun and the exciting racing atmosphere.
XyloPower 2008 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy, Resource efficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Hydro energy
ZH systems for generating electricity and heat from wood; Xylo supplies turnkey systems for environmentally friendly and sustainable energy supply. By thermo-chemical conversion of organic energy sources, a synthesis gas for decentralized applications is generated in the DC fixed-bed gasification plant
Yaksha 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
VD Yaksha is an organic and fair trade spice from a single source, and together we are starting an innovative concept based on ethical values.
yamo 2016 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
ZG Ecological, healthy baby food sterilized with a new pressure method to keep vitamines, color etc.
YouMo 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
SG More than just an E-bike.
Younergy 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
AG Solar power subscription for homes with no up-front cost.Solar installation. Financing of solar installations.
youtrition 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
BS youtrition deals with the recycling of nutrients from human urine in order to achieve sustainability for food production
Yova 2017 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] Low technology
ZH The purpose of the Company is to provide investment advisory, asset management and investment advisory services, to provide information, in particular in the field of electronic media, to provide support services in the field of general financial and investment consulting and related activities.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency ] Smartgrid
VD SynchroGuard is a new smart solution for electrical grid monitoring and automation. Thanks to its advanced sensing infrastructure, SynchroGuard has the outstanding feature to combine in a single solution real-time grid monitoring, optimal control of grid resources, and smart fault management.
Zarawind 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Wind energy
ZH Our Lighter-Than-Air wind power system is designed compact, cost-effective and eco-friendly to be used in remote off-grid locations. For the installation of the wind power system at that altitude, the use of a buoyant gas aerostat allows the user to carry an electrical generator
Zenna 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics
SG Services for solar power supply chain.
Z Institute (bimoz) 2015 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] e-bike, e-mobility
ZG A novel electric motor that can be attached to any wheel.
zoë circular building 2017 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
ZH Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
Zum guten Heinrich 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Restaurants ] Low technology
ZH Sustainable catering delivered by Food-Bike fight Food-Wast; uses high quality and shapeless fruit and vegetables that cannot be sold - because they are not of the standard size. This reduces the amount of fruit and vegetables that remain in the fields with the farmers or end up in the biogas plant.
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