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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
Insolight 2015 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Photovoltaics
VD Insolight aims to simplify sunlight concentration for photovoltaic systems (CPV) by drastically changing the way of tracking the sun throughout the year. We combine the advantages of standard solar panels mounting structure, with the high efficiency of concentrated photovoltaics. Currently in the R&D phase with some patents pending, we aim to rapidly bring our product to market.
InstaHeat 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
ZH InstaHeat is a technology-based Company located in Zürich. We developed a new kind of heating device being able to heat any conductive fluid instantly and precisely to the desired temperature with very high efficiency. The device generates the heat directly within the fluid, eliminating the need for a heating element. The technology allows a compact design so that it fits into various machines.
Inventsys 2017 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AG Software solution, designed to enable the digitalization of governments, authorities, and municipal utilities to create smart processes. It helps digitalize the business of other verticals including facility management, utility management, security, trade marketing, and outdoor media, and any other operation that requires the geolocated real-time management of assets or field workers.
Involi 2016 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Air transport, Information technology, Prevention of or protection from technical risks ] Drone & flight, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Sensors
VD INVOLI develops and produces air traffic awareness systems for professional drone applications.
IRsweep 2014 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH IRsweep offers a cutting-edge optical spectrometer in the mid-infrared. Microsecond time resolution combined with large spectral bandwidth and high spectral resolution offers a plethora of new possibilities in molecular analysis. Real-time observation of enzyme kinetics and chemical reaction monitoring are two out of many application fields of the IRis-F1.
iWin 2018 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
TI We patented an innovative window solution to integrate flexible thin film photovoltaic cells into windows blinds without compromising the design and the operation of the system. With iWin you can first protect your house from overheating in summer, reducing the energy bill and second it produces renewable electricity. iWin has reached the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage and now we are building the large size prototype.
Joulia 2010 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care [ Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, Heating in buildings
BE Invisibly integrated in a slim shower channel, Joulia-Inline recovers heat efficiently from the used shower water. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery unit saves up to 42% energy
Juice Technology 2014 Transport & Mobility Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
ZG Development and manufacture of charging infrastructure, charging stations, chargers, charging cables and electrical components for e-mobility.
K-Elec 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Road transport ] e-car, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
VD The K-ELEC project, focused on the electric mobility of the future, offers a kit and retrofit service to transform end-of-life gasoline vehicles into electric vehicles, while reusing as many components as possible. It is thus possible to avoid the destruction of viable components, to switch to the electric, which is less expensive to buying a new vehicle.
Keller Technologies 2000 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency ] Smarthome & building
ZG Plan, design and build to level, environmentally friendly buildings, neighbourhoods with interessting architecture
Kido Dynamics 2018 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Many fields, Mobility & Fleet management, Road transport ] Smartcity
VD Kido Dynamics provides tools for companies to deeply understand people’s mobility patterns. Our technology provides exhaustive, contextual analytics for people mobility patterns. Demand for such tools is very broad all over the world, including segments such as transportation, out-of-home marketing, tourism, events, and smart cities.
KITRO 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH Measuring and reducing food waste in restaurants and canteens with user-friendly solution that reduces cost and wasted resources.
Komp-ACT 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] Motor & actuator
VD KOMP-ACT has a revolutionary modularized technology that enables actuators to provide programmable forces with high accuracy. KOMP-ACT’s actuators are energy efficient, clean, lightweight and small; all that with similar prices of the inferior technologies currently available in the market.
Koord 2016 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Drone & flight, Motor & actuator
FR KOORD provides customized mechatronic solutions optimized for the needs of companies as well as research and development offices. Our multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of mechanics, electronics and software offers you a complete support for the development of your products, from the feasibility study to the production of series.
KoSaBe Energy 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Energy sufficiency, Engineering ] Climate technologies, Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Hydro energy (small scale), Lighting, Photovoltaics, Wind energy
NW KoSaBe Energy developes efficient technologies for the exploitation of wind power, hydropower and sunshine and a technology for the production of drinking water from sea-, river and underground water.
kWIQly 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Financing and financial services ] Climate technologies, IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE kWIQly interprets automatic meter reading data and identifies energy waste. Online discovery of energy saving opportunities from consumption data; kWIQly distils actionable insights from energy metering and weather data for energy managers. This allows energy retailers to support clients, ease acquisition, improve retention and drive cross-sales.
LavaConcept Switzerland 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Resource sufficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Geothermal energy
AI Construction materials made from volcanic lava residues, with very good heat properties.
LEDCity 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] LED, Lighting
ZH LEDCity develops autonomous lights with various integrated sensors to let them decide by itself if and how much light is needed. Savings up to 90% are possible.
LEDsafari 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Enabling technologies, LED, Photovoltaics
VD LEDsafari is a clean-tech social start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland that develops innovative digital products to help solar companies and organisations to manage their staff and assets. LEDsafari addresses three types market: Innovative solar kits for education in schools, Online digital platform for staff and channel partner (HelioLearn©) and Low cost & Plug and Play IoT sensor for online monitoring of the solar devices (HelioHealth©).
LENR Cars 2012 Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy ] e-car, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
VD Autonomous electric vehicles, hydrogren fuel cells driven by cold fusion. There is no working prototype, yet.
LES BATOILLES 2019 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
FR A reusable bag from recycled material produced locally for vegetables and other shoppings to replace plastic bags and an online shop to sell locally made items.
L.E.S.S. 2012 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Lighting
VD Our goal is to design and develop effective and innovative lighting solutions to ensure reliable, sustainable and competitive systems. LED small scale lighting systems.
Le Thiec ASD 2018 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
VD Innovative solutions for more recycling like foldable, light bins, compressing rubbish, new materials etc.
LINDA Swiss 2018 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Drone & flight
ZH LINDA acquires and processes data of its customers infrastructure data. The customers benefits of low prices and highest infrastructure data.
Liot (VOLTEX) 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Electric batteries, e-mobility, IT blockchain or algorithms, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Solarthermal energy, Wind energy
TG VOLTEX has a peer to peer it-plattform and produces modules that measure, control and regulate the power grid. Stable voltages, reactive power blackouts and grid overcapacities can be avoided.
LMTS Switzerland (CIRC (former Flash)) 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Road transport ] e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
ZH Flash is an e-scooter rental company
Loriot 2015 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Internet platform for hosting IoT solution, focus can be on energy efficiency in buildings
LuckaBox 2017 Transport & Mobility [ Services pooling, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Shipping
ZH LuckaBox provides a customer-centric logistics platform for enterprises to manage on-demand and last-mile deliveries like same day delivery within 90min or at a preferred 2h time slot. Thanks to our extensive network of professional courier partners, we cover all big cities in Switzerland. Today, LuckaBox already offers access to more than 30% of the Swiss population.
Lumartix 2010 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
VD Lumartix is unveiling new generation power light source. Lumixo plasma lamp reduce dramatically the operating and maintenance costs thanks to producing directly spectrum AM1.5 or AM0 (without filter) and the very long lamp life time up to 40'000 hours.
lunchidee 2018 Health & House & Body Care, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Food production & retail, Healthcare, Resource efficiency, Restaurants ] Low technology
Lunchidee is a three-year pilot project that promotes a sustainable and healthy eating culture and serves enjoyable lunch menus and inspiring ideas that stimulate reflection and action. They also offer an attractive platform for information, inspiration and exchange: for guests, restaurateurs and the public.
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