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
Mastercoldbrewer (re-coffee) 2017
SG
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Coffee - Drinks that are manufactured without the effects of heat. This lead to preserved aromas and vitamines. The products are fair and mostly organic.
neverain 2017
ZH
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Transport & Mobility e-bike, e-mobility
Thanks to a multifunctional overall, cycling should in future be a pleasure regardless of the weather.
Novaris (Soneva) 2017
LU
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Enabling technologies, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
"soneva" is a airtight drawer with a vacuum. This stopps the oxidation process of food. This keeps food fresh and of high quality for longer. The food is stored in the Vacuum drawer stored in gastro containers. Each container is vacuumed separately. The customer can choose the size of these containers himself. With this system it is possible to reduce the consumption of plastic and conserce food like bred, fruits etc. that should not be stored in the fridge.
novatlantis 2017
ZH
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Resource efficiency ] Communication, Low technology
Novatlantis aims for energy system transformation, resource efficiency, renewable energies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It analyses data, developments of information, knowledge and strategies, empowers customers to take concrete action, and provides scientific services.
RB2 Robotics 2017
VD
formation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas)
We are a spin-off from the HEIG-VD Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory based at the EPFL innovation park. We are developing state of the art deep learning models that enable robots to make smart and secure decisions only based on what they see just like humans do.
Remretech 2017
AG
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Enabling technologies
Recycling technology for strategically & technologically important rare earths from magnet e-wastes. The founder Ajay Patil aims to develop a portable recycling unit for e-waste and resource management.
SeaBubbles 2017
GE
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Maritime and waterways transport ] Electric batteries
A futuristic, zero-emission new design of water taxi, called SeaBubbles. The vehicle represents a milestone in the development of new forms of transportation that do not impact the environment or place any burden on urban infrastructure.
Ambrosus 2017
ZG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Health & House & Body Care, Transport & Mobility [ Food production & retail, Healthcare ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Ambrosus, which is a member of the CVA, is a project to build a blockchain-based ecosystem for supply chains for life-essential products like food and medicine.
Stadtpilze 2017
BS
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
Stadtpilze GmbH cultivates mushrooms on coffee grounds to sell for culinary uses regionally in Basel.
XFarm 2018
TI
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
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.
Zum guten Heinrich 2020
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Restaurants ] Low technology
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.
Alaya (Share A Dream Solutions ) 2016
VD
established
Behavioural change [ Service pooling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Alaya is a leader in employee volunteering and corporate giving, enabling employees to choose their way of contributing and providing a powerful tool to analyse the impact created by an entire company. Global brands as well as small and medium enterprises rely on Alaya’s platform to drive their social responsibility and engagement programs. Alaya was founded in January 2018 from the merger of two major employee volunteering and corporate giving actors, Share a Dream and Hope it up. Our team believes that companies and their employees have a remarkable potential to create change. So we are committed to helping non-profit organisations around the world have access to funds, volunteers, knowledge and skills
airlite (AM Technology) 2016
TI
growth
Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Wall colours that clean the air we breathe, remove bacteria from homes, offices and hospitals, and reduce energy consumption.
aQuaTox Solutions 2016
ZH
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
aQuaTox-Solutions GmbH, an Eawag spinoff, offers services in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology, in particular the assessment of water quality and environmental risk assessment of chemicals. The main focus is on alternatives to conventional animal tests, using fish cells and fish embryos as test models.
Arc Power 2016
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
ARC-Power performs design and production of custom DC/DC converters, power distribution and switching boards, electronic motor drivers, filters and harness for space application.
Aurora's Grid 2016
VD
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy storage ] Smartgrid
Aurora's Grid develops an ageing-aware and eco-friendly energy management software for electrochemical batteries in smart building and/or electric vehicle reducing the ageing of the battery up to 45% compared to non ageing aware management batteries.
Avalgo 2016
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Fertilizers from wastewater, waste or other sources
Its main activity is to clean the algae of the ports and beaches by means of a system of aspiration and mowing. These algae are then transported by small big-bags submerged to the port. From there, they are discharged in a special machine that separates the water from the seaweed (wringer). The algae thus reduced in volume and mass, are recovered for drying and processed into animal feed, or organic fertilizer.
Bitlumens 2016
ZG
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Engineering ] Internet of Things, LED, Lighting, Photovoltaics, Sensors, Smart device, Smartgrid
BitLumens distributes solar power devices in areas without a power-grid and connects them to the blockchain. By using the devices, people build up credit scores and investors can view where the machines are located and how much power these generate. Remitters can pay for their family's electricity bills providing transparency and security of transactions.
BluAct Technologies 2016
ZH
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
BluAct membranes can be used effectively as an integral step in the purification of drinking water, as well as for the treatment of all types of wastewater. It can also serve as a method of reclaiming valuable metal ions from water such as gold, palladium, and platinum.
Coat-X SA 2016
NE
validation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Coat-X provides unique solutions for protecting high value-added components against moisture penetration and corrosion.
Cortexia 2016
FR
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Waste & recycling ] IT data usage, Smartcity, Smart device
Cortexia's solution allows the cities to monitor urban littering, improving the city's cleanliness while reducing cleansing costs. Our intelligent vision measurement systems provide an objective measurement and detailed mapping of urban litter. Mobile cameras recognise and map the littering according to categories in the whole city and compute a cleanliness index.
CyanoGuard 2016
ZH
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Environmental monitoring, Food production & retail, Healthcare, Prevention of or protection from technical risks, Resource efficiency ] Bio technologies, New chemical materials
CyanoGuard AG is a chemical technology company with innovative solutions for the detection of cyanide in water, food extracts and blood samples. Participation: CyanoGuard AG is a chemical technology company with innovative solutions for the detection of cyanide in water, food extracts and blood samples.
Cymmersion 2016
AG
growth
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Information technology ] Gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Our main focus is on the development of immersive applications, especially Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
Daphne Technology 2017
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Maritime and waterways transport, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Daphne Technology SA is developing a catalyst-free scrubber technology to help the petrochemical, power and transportation industries to reduce air emissions to the levels required by international and national regulations. Daphne Technology’s patented nanotechnology based solutions can be miniaturized and is especially well-suited to meet the requirements of marine vessels.
dashcom 2016
FR
growth
Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Smarthome & building
Our solutions use various hardware technologies such as ibeacon or eddystone sensors as well as NFC readers and other geofencing marketing devices to improve the use of resources, like meeting rooms etc. in the areas of large-scale information systems and real time streaming solutions.
Direct Coffee 2016

validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
We want to build bridges: between coffee drinkers here in Switzerland and coffee farmers in Ethiopia. With coffee that represents your values. Better than organic. More than fair. CO2 neutral.
Embion Technologies 2019
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies, New chemical materials
EMBION catalyzes the future of #nutrition by introducing a portfolio of sophisticated, complex EMBION-BIOACTIVES with expanded prebiotic properties. EMBION innovates with brilliant #plant-based technologies that customize unique nutrition in exceptional speed and are surprisingly affordable.
Enuu 2018
BE
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-mobility
Enuu is the first free* LEV sharing service that redefines urban mobility. Enuu is based on an intelligent and highly efficient light electric vehicle. It allows you to avoid being stuck in traffic jams and has a very low carbon footprint.
Faitron 2016
SG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Health & House & Body Care [ Food production & retail, Healthcare ] Enabling technologies
Faitron is a Swiss company focusing on mobile food solutions e.g. a heated lunch box or baby bottle. Our goal is to improve health and well-being through our innovative product solutions and become a global influencer in the home appliance industry.
gateway.uno 2016
SG
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy management solutions, Environmental monitoring ] Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics
Gateway.uno is an easy-to-use online tool for energy accounting. With gateway.uno, energy and water consumption can be recorded and evaluated. The comprehensible evaluation supports the presentation of the consumption values, the systematic analysis of the energy data, the planning of measures and the success control. The energy accounting with gateway.uno can be used for a single building as well as for entire building parks, for example for municipal buildings.
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