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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
Optical Additives 2006 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
BE Optical Additives GmbH's product ZeoFRET® is a brand new, revolutionary additive for transparent polymers. These polymers then serve as a light harvester. The harvested light is transferred to a solar cell and transformed into electricity.
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.).
Optor 2014 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE Optor AG is a specialist for complex planning and optimization problems. In many cases, productivity can be significantly increased by targeted optimization of operating processes. Our optimization software ODS is the ideal tool to realize this potential quickly, easily and cost-effectively, e.g. for power industry: Smart Grid: Optimized load control for your network or lower costs thanks to optimized purchasing and warehousing.
OrbiWise 2014 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
GE Develops advanced technologies for the Internet of Things industry and sells specific servers and gateways. Handles network communication system using low power wireless network to connect IoT.
OSERIS 2014 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Photovoltaics
NE OSERIS' ambition is to contribute to the energy transition, by bringing infrastructure solutions for photovoltaic plants that are economically simple and competitive, allowing installations that are not going to conflict from an environmental point of view. The OSERIS company has developed a floating infrastructure for solar power plants. A Floating solar power station is a real solution for the energy transition.
Oturb 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage ] Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
NE OTurb oil-free turbomachinery OTurb is a spin-off from the Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design (LAMD) which is based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and part of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). This recirculator is designed and optimized to enhance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SFOCs). Details on this recirculator technology are published in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.
Oust! Rosset, Losey, Jomini SNC 2017 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
FR Optimizing recyclable waste collection in households and companies by collecting the waste at the home and bringing it to the appropriate disposal places.
oxara 2019 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Physical or chemical technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
The ETH-Spin-off is developing healthy and affordable floors for the more than 75% of the local Rwandan families living in dirty homes due to lack of good floors.
Oxygen at Work 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption
ZH Oxygen at Work GmbH helpd companies reduce health care and energy costs by using data analytics and specific plants to improve office indoor air quality.
Pakka 2007 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
ZH We offer a range of high-quality organic and Fairtrade snacks under the Pakka brand to individual and business customers (in particular, the restaurant and catering trade, and wholesalers).
Panier local 2015 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
FR The aim of panier local is the marketing and transport of consumer goods from regional producers. 70% of the product price goes to the producer, like a digital local marketplace.
Paradox Engineering 2000 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
Paratop 2016 Transport & Mobility [ Road transport ]
GL The ParaTop is rain protection that can be installed quickly on most bikes and keeps you dry during the ride.
parku 2012 Transport & Mobility [ Road transport ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH ParkU equips you with everything you need for the perfect parking experience. Search for and find parking spaces near you, or at your destination. Reserve parking spaces in car park garages at hourly, daily, weekly or monthly rates. Easily pay for all your transactions directly from your phone. In Switzerland not all functionalities are available
Pexapark 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH pexapark accompanies the clients as partners in their investments in wind farms, solar parks and hydro stations. PEXA®connect, is an all-in-one service that includes PPA advice, transaction management, our PPA academy, exclusive market intelligence and access to our portfolio monitoring tool.
PHYSEOS 2011 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Renewable technologies
VS 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.
Pick-e-Bike 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-bike, e-mobility, Fleet management
BS Pick-e-Bike is your sharing system for e-bikes and e-scooters in the Basel region. Fast, easy and cheap.
Pickwings (nanio) 2012 Transport & Mobility [ Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VS 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.
Pingen 2010 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Enabling technologies
ZH Pingen is a web based service to automate the process of sending electronic documents as postal letters. By partnering with professional print companies distributed across various markets, Pingen achieves faster deliveries, cheaper prizes while even reducing the carbon footprint.
Plair 2014 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
GE Plair SA develops and manufactures professional systems for preventive environment monitoring. Proprietary state-of-the-art technology forms the basis of Plair’s intelligent detectors that provide high-quality and continuous environmental measurements in all weather conditions.
Planet Horizons Technologies (Aqua-4D Water Solutions) 2004 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Farming & agriculture ] Physical or chemical technologies
VS 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.
Planted 2019 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Bio technologies
ZH Planted produces food products from plants, that replace meat, taste good an contain healthy ingrediants. Only a handful of carefully selected ingredients go into Planted: pea protein, pea fiber, sunflower oil and water.
Polarmond Outdoor 2017 Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Recreation, Sport ] Enabling technologies
ZH The company develops, produces and markets the world’s first self-warming and temperature controllable sleep shells, bivouacs and tents with dehumidification management.
Power-Blox 2015 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics
AG Power-Blox develops and distributes an innovative solar battery system for off-grid applications that allows to easily build up decentralized energy systems based on a swarm" principle." Easy to scale.
Powergia 2013 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH POWERGIA GmbH provides access to an liberalised electricity market for large consumers
Power to Gas 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
ZH Efficiently producing energy from biowaste: A technology developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and tested in collaboration with the Zurich-based energy provider Energie 360° makes it possible. It extracts significantly more methane from biowaste than conventional methods. For this important contribution to a sustainable energy supply, PSI and Energie 360° have now been awarded the Watt d'Or 2018 in the Renewable Energy category by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
Prana Sustainable Water (W2AREX) 2012 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Services pooling, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD The WasteWater Reuse and Energy Exchange (W2AREX ©) is a platform designed to commoditise wastewater treatment capacities and matching offers and demands of treated wastewater with wastewater supplies. It boost circular economy by proactively matching the following needs: @ B2B buyers of treated wastewater @ B2B sellers of treated wastewater for future deliveries @ C2B suppliers of wastewater for future deliveries of wastewater including inputs easy to treat to get shared profits of its transformation into water, energy, fertilizers, bio-cements, fertilizers.
prelovedREVOLUTION 2018 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
prelovedREVOLUTION is the first green marketplace to buy and sell vintage, preloved and socio-ecofriendly, high quality fashion and design articles. Both individuals and firms can use ithe platform.
Procsea 2016 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
VD business-to-business seafood marketplace. We specalise in the trade of traceable wild and farmed seafood, connecting buyers and sellers together in real time. You have access to a multitude of carefully selected suppliers, directly from the European ports, without the middle man.
Prognolite 2016 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Catering, Food production & retail, Hotel, Information technology, Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ]
ZH Our forcast app tells restaurants how many guests are coming next week on which day. They can reduce food waste and improve their staff planning.
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