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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
Veganaut 2014 Behavioural change, Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Food, Farming or Forestry, Healthcare & Bodycare [ Bodycare, Catering, Food production & retail, Hotel, Information technology, Restaurants ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE Veganaut.net is a project started by two brothers, Toby and Sebu, from Bern, Switzerland. We wanted there to be an open-source, open-data world map on which everybody can share their vegan discoveries.
Vela Solaris 2006 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Heat energy ] enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics
ZH Polysun, a simulation software for renewable energy installation developed by Vela Solaris, provides invaluable support in the analysis, design and calculation of heating and cooling systems using renewable energy (solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, heat pumps, geothermal energy and solar cooling)
vélocité 2003 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ]
We have been delivering since 1999, when vélocité had only one courier and a few dozen customers. Over the years, we have grown and expanded, joined the Swissconnect network, merged with Poste-it (Yverdon and Neuchâtel), created “antennas” in Vevey and Sion, and acquired through these experiences a real know-how in the field of fast delivery, which allows us to offer a high quality service to our customers. Today, the vélocité team has more than 50 employees, committed, motivated and ready to wet the jersey all year round and in all weather conditions, to deliver more than 300 deliveries by hand every day.
Velohub (Blinkers) 2016 Transport & Mobility [ Engineering ] e-mobility, lighting, smart device
ZH We want to improve safety on bikes, by building the next generation of bike lights. It’s not about making them more powerful, but about adding extra safety functionalities like turning indicators, a brake light and a laser projection.
myFoodWaste (Olanga) 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Internet of Things
BS Olanga is the Swiss solution for sustainable food consumption and Food Waste reduction in the gastronomy. It allows to preorder food with an app at company retaurants et university to personalize the diet plan and gives planning security to the restaurants. Olanga leads to sustainable cost savings and Food Waste reduction and helps to protect natural resources. Olanga can reduce the costs in canteens by up to 3% and significantly increase customers satisfaction
Vir2sense 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] e-mobility, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, smart device
ZH Vir2sense GmbH provides ready to use, optimized fast combustion and emission models for internal combustion engine calibration, continuous emissions monitoring and real-time control. The virtual sensors have been used successfully in automotive, heavy duty, power generation and ship propulsion applications.
Virtual Global Systems 2014 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Engineering, Heat energy, Services pooling ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Smartgrid
AG Unique and innovative platform with a new technology. Efficient, fast and cost-effective. This is Virtual Global Systems AG. A virtual power plant.
VIRVE 2015 Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility
TI VirVe aims to support the transition to clean and fuel efficient transportation technologies through intelligent analysis of the best available data and implementation of accurate vehicle simulation.
Visionarity 2012 Behavioural change, Healthcare & Bodycare [ Energy efficiency, Healthcare, Recreation, Resource efficiency ] gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BS Visionarity delivers a digital mHealth platform to employers, insurers and stakeholders of the health care system. Visionarity helps to engage people in healthier lifestyles, foster changes of behaviour to help to control costs, caused from chronicle diseases like Obesity, Diabetes, Burn-Out.
Voltitude 2011 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] e-bike, e-mobility
VD Voltitude is a Swiss innovation company developing and manufacturing luxury folding e-bikes designed for urban mobility.
vorteco 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Hydro energy, Renewable technologies
AG Water vortex side of river power production.
VortexPower 2011 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency ] Hydro energy
ZH VortexPower AG is specialized in the development and the sales of highly efficient products for water recovery thru natural swirling.
Vuna 2016 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Filters
ZH VUNA designs & implements specialised sanitation systems to: - recover nutrients & water - save water - avoid costly sewers
Waste Allocation Systems 2016 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
VD Manual waste compactor (reduces 60 liters of waste in 17 liters) named e-crush for households and SMEs. Can be used for all types of waste: household, PET bottles, aluminum or cardboard.
WATALUX (OOLUX) 2014 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] lighting, Photovoltaics
GE With only salt and water, WATA technology produces locally and at low cost, active chlorine solution that can be used to treat drinking water or disinfect any objects or surfaces.
Wattelse 2012 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Smarthome & building
ZG Identify energy demand and points for reduction and optimizing building management.
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.
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 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] lighting
AG Whenever the backside of the screen is illuminated the frontside starts to shine. It doesn’t matter what light source you use.
WeCharge 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage ] Electric batteries
BE WeCharge, a smart internet enabled power socket lets people share energy and charge their electric vehikel at every corner.
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.
World Climate Credit (MySollars) 2010 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD MySollars enables socially and environmentally responsible companies to directly engage with consumers, thus improving the effectiveness of their CSR initiatives.
WormUp 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry [ 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 ] 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 2008 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
OW „Green energy is the future!“e-Xperience stands for innovative high-quality e-mobility products.
XyloPower 2008 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Heat 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
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 or chemical technologies
ZG Ecological, healthy baby food sterilized with a new pressure method to keep vitamines, color etc.
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