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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
Imperix 2013
VS
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid
Imperix develops high-end control equipment and prototyping hardware for power electronics, drives, smart grids and related topics. Its products are designed to enable cutting-edge innovation in corporate and academic environments. They are especially valued for their ability to accelerate the implementation of laboratory-scale power converters and facilitate the derivation of high quality experimental results.
Match my Bike 2019
VS
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device
Match my Bike is a platform for sharing bikes between individuals. Thanks to a smartphone application and a connected padlock, cyclists can book two-wheelers in different cities within the community. In exchange, they make their bikes available when they are parked at the station.
Misurio (energyon) 2008
VS
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Information technology, Many fields ] Electric batteries, Enabling technologies, Hydro energy, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
Software and consulting for optimizing economic decisions around utility investments in capacity, storage and grid.
NVTerra 2010
VS
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
NVterra S.A. is a Swiss based technology company specialized in water purification with clean technologies, such as electrolysis, which are often combined with other physic-chemical and biological treatments.
PHYSEOS 2011
VS
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Renewable technologies
Physeos focuses its activities on sustainable development and energy efficiency in the built environment and industrial processes. Physeos provides solutions to reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness and improve consumer welfare. Main activities: • Energy optimization in buildings and industrial processes, • Building physics, numerical simulation, • Distributed energy production systems, • Education and training for professionals.
Pickwings (nanio) 2012
VS
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Maritime and waterways transport, Resource efficiency, Road vehicles and transport, Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
DIGITAL TRANSPORT SOLUTION FOR COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS IT software and plattform to organize transport. The challenges of new and modern transport solutions have grown steadily in recent years in the area of the shipping industry. With the developed solution from Pickwings, the shipping and transport industry is able to make the transition to digital change. The Pickwings business model is designed to use the unloaded mileage of the transport companies in order to enable a CO2-optimized shipment of goods on the road.
Planet Horizons Technologies (Aqua4D Water Solutions) 2004
VS
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Farming & agriculture, Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Aqua-4D® Water Solutions, based in Switzerland, offers a cutting-edge technology which maximizes irrigation efficiency while solving several common problems. A Swiss Cleantech company present in over 40 countries, Aqua-4D® has developed an innovative system which subtly alters the structure of water. Whatever your specific needs, the Aqua-4D® system adapts to your specific needs to bring solutions to your problems.
R&D Cycling 2017
VS
growth
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Recreation, Sport ] Communication, e-bike, Low technology
Au cœur des Alpes valaisannes, R&D Cycling a développé une plateforme unique de compétences complémentaires et un réseau d'exception au service de la création d'événements fédérateurs, du développement de produits innovants et d'une offre de services d'excellence.
Redelec 2007
VS
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Resource efficiency ] Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
RedElec Technologie develops and markets a new technology to perform electrochemical redox transformations at the best economic and environmental costs, directly on the production site. The electrochemical reduction of indigo aqueous suspension in the dying industry is the first industrial application of the process developed by RedElec.
SEDO ENGINEERING (smartIndigo) 2014
VS
validation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Healthcare ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
The brand Smart­IndigoTM stands for an industrially prov­en technology, which will make a difference by bringing a rudimentary change to the global denim dyeing industry. It is an indigo dye which needs less water and chemicals for the dyeing process.
solartechnology.ch 2011
VS
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Solartechnology.ch sàrl is a Swiss company specialized in the installation of solar panels. Founded in 2011, the company remains young and dynamic while having the experience of more than a hundred projects. We work throughout French-speaking Switzerland on both individual and industrial projects. It employs 3 to 8 people depending on the season. The company is also a member of swisssolar, the Swiss solar energy spokesperson, which guarantees the quality of our services.
Urbio 2020
VS
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] IT Software
Urbio is a software for planning sustainable cities that combines the strengths of humans and artificial intelligence.
V.P.S. VALAIS PEROVSKITE SOLAR 2019
VS
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy management solutions, Engineering ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
VPS – Valais Perovskite Solar is a company based in Switzerland with the focus on Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials for Photovoltaic and Light-emitting applications.
Aquanetto Group 2007
VS
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Waste & recycling ] Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
AquaNetto solutions rely on ultraviolet irradiation in combination with complementary technologies to disinfect and treat fluids (water and air) and surfaces. AquaNetto promotes and supports socially and ecologically sustainable projects according to well defined criteria with the goal of achieving the highest possible value on site. To this end, AquaNetto provides open-architecture, efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions for the treatment of water, air, and surfaces in the private, public, industrial and commercial sectors.
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.
Gaiasens Technologies 2010
VS
established
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] IT data usage, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Smart device
GAIASENS Technologies is an innovative company at the service of the environment. It offers real-time measurement solutions, environmental studies and modelling services as well as the implementation of operational solutions for the management of natural hazards.
ActLight 2011
VD
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Energy sufficiency, Resource efficiency, Road vehicles and transport ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Drone & flight, Internet of Things, LED, Optic devices, Photovoltaics, Sensors, Wearable devices or apps
ActLight SA, the start-up company founded in 2011 and based in Lausanne, focuses on the field of CMOS photonics by developing a new type of photodetector, the Dynamic PhotoDiode (DPD). Being a fabless company, ActLight specializes in the Intellectual Property (IP) of this area and operates primarily in the IP licensing business model. The patented CMOS-based photonics technology allows the substantial improvement of the efficiency and accuracy of various light sensing applications, such as Time-Of-Flight (TOF) based range meters, vital signs monitoring, 3D/2D cameras and much more. ActLight operates in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, with a focus on mobile and wearable devices, healthcare/medtech, autonomous driving, drones and robotics.
Aeler Technologies 2018
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility Internet of Things
AELER is an AI-powered, logistics technology company. We make next-gen shipping containers which bring full in-transit visibility.
Aero41 2018
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
Aero41 Ltd brings together a team of experts in the fields of flying robotics, aviation and advanced applications in the commercial civil drone sector. European pioneers in the development of drones dedicated to crop protection as well as frames with high carrying capacity,
Aginova 2005
VD
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Smart device
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.
AgroSustain 2018
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Resource saving agricultural technologies, Waste management technologies
AgroSustain develops plant-based antifungal solutions to stop the development of molds on fruits and vegetables, extending food shelf-life and reducing wastage for food distributors & retailers, leading to significant reduction in CO2 emissions. Participation: AgroSustain replaces chemicals on biological fungicides, providing crop protection without negative impact on the environment.
AICA 2019
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT Software
Our team develops custom software and intuitive user interfaces for industrial and consumer applications. We help make robotic applications more accessible to you.
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
Alver (Golden Chlorella) 2015
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
Alver is a new food company producing everyday foods that are based on Golden ChlorellaTM. This nutrient-dense micro-algae is a truly sustainable source of protein, something which the planet needs if we are to be able to feed the ever-increasing world population. We have launched with our 100% natural EASY PROTEIN powder and three different Golden Chlorella packed biscuits. We are developing soups and sauces. The business started trading in October 2016 in a successful trial period to assess market potential. Products were sold through independent shops in and around Geneva. Feedback has been very positive with a loyal client base. Consumer research carried out online in November 2016 confirmed the opportunity.
aquama 2013
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Resource efficiency ] Bio technologies, New chemical materials
aquama® offers a comprehensive approach to cater for cleaning & disinfection needs of any surface in any business sector. Our best of breed water electrolysis technology allows us to offer you smart solutions that are efficient, economical and ecological. Our business model is tailor-made to adapt to the most demanding needs, in cleaning & sanitizing, and across all industries and business areas, while proposing a profitable yet affordable solution.
e-covoiturage.ch 2005
VD
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-mobility
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.
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.
Baabuk 2017
VD
established
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management
Sneakers that mix tradition and innovation. We use the traditional methods of shepherds who have worked wool for centuries. Through the use of renewable resources and environmentally friendly methods for the creation of our felted wool slippers, we try to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible. We use local and sustainable materials. Production is done on site and efficiently manages natural resources.
Beelong 2014
VD
established
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Catering, Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Restaurants ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
The Beelong indicator aims to reduce the impact of our food on the environment by providing practical keys to the restaurant industry. Beelong thus makes it possible to assess the environmental impact of food and drink purchases, by rating a product, a dish or even the entire food purchase of a kitchen from A to G. The main evaluation criteria are the origin of the food, the season, the production method, the degree of processing, and the impact on climate and resources. This indicator is an initiative of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Participation: The Beelong Eco-score provides a simple information on the sustainability of food products, thanks to a unique methodology. It helps restaurants and caterers reduce their environmental impact, as well as brands and food industries to be transparent with their consumers.
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