Search Database

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.
If your startup or project is missing or if you would like more information, please get in touch and we would be happy to assist you.

Company Name Founding year / Canton Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
Tricopian 2014 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy storage, Information technology ] Electric batteries
NE FuelRods are the first reusable, portable charging system that allows you to fuel (charge) your mobile devices on the go, and then recharge or swap for a fresh one. It's the latest technology in portable charging technology with the highest energy density on the market.
Turbo Niki Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Heat energy ] Heat industrial usage, heating in buildings, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Recuperation of waste heat energy industrial application and private households to produce electricity
TVP Solar 2008 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heat energy ] Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
GE TVP Solar SA is a Swiss company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative, high-vacuum flat solar thermal panels based on a proprietary technology for cooling and heating applications. TVP Solar is a game-changer in the solar thermal industry, effectively competing with electricity in the cooling and industrial process heat markets, while introducing new thermal energy-producing roofs for the residential market.
TwentyGreen 2015 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ]
LU Production de probiotiques naturels pour nourrir les animaux de ferme. Solution durable puisque l'intégration de probiotiques implique la baisse de nourriture nécessaire; de plus, cela engendre une baisse de coût liés aux maladies et traitement de la pollution.
TwingTec 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
ZH TwingTec has developed the energy drone. The drone flies on a tethered wing which flies similar as a kite to harness the energy of wind. This unlocks huge unexploited wind energy resources to produce clean energy cheaper than with fossil fuels.
TwistOut 2017
TwistOut is an innovative drain rod made of 100% beech wood. The rough, spiral surface texture of the wooden stick in combination with the manual rotation allows the blockage (mostly hair) to adhere to the stick. The TwistOut can be easily pulled out of the siphon and disposed of. Why complicated when it's easy? With TwistOut we solve a common drainage problem in a functional and simple way - without chemicals, completely natural and hygienical.
Tyre Recycling Solutions 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
VD TRS has developed Swiss proprietary technologies to process scrap tyres and deliver output products with significant value-in-use
Unisers 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Photovoltaics, Physical or chemical technologies
ZH Detection of trace-impurities in ultrapure water UNISERS created a fully-automated universal chemical sensor capable of identifying multiple and different impurities in water. This technology will help the semiconductors industry to maintain the purity level of the rinsing water in the chip production, eventually improving the reliability and the manufacturing yield of the chips.
UniSieve 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] unknown
ZH Over 10% of the total energy consumption worldwide is due to separation processes. To target this issue, we developed a membrane technology, which allows cost and energy efficient separation of gases. The technology is based on an inventive way of integrating metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into polymeric membranes. The UniSieve technology has the potential to create various separation solutions for small-scale home applications (B2C), and also large-scale industrial processes (B2B). Currently, the focus is set on building modules for the purification of hydrogen (energy, cleantech industry) and propylene (oil&gas, chemical industry).
varionix 2012 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Filters
ZG Manufacturer and supplier of precision instruments for the measurement of air ions and electrostatics for the environmental analysis, process-engineering and science. Apps: odor neutralisation, degradation of pollutans, sterilisation and refreshment of air and water.
Vatorex 2016 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Forestry ] Bio technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH We help beekeepers in the fight against the Varroa mite. The company develops a system against the Valora Mite without acids and automatically.
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 (Polysun) 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.
v-locker 2019
ZH V-Locker is a very compact, automatic parking and storage system that allows e-bikes and bicycles to be parked on the smallest possible space requirements.
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
Wafe Technology (chili feet)
chili-feet warming soles convert pressure directly in heat when walking. They are suitable for men and women and give a pleasant wearing comfort thanks to microfiber surface. chili-feet is the combination of Swiss inventive talent, engineering performance and high-tech material for pleasantly warm feet.
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.
WAWWE (Zuerichips) 2019 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] low technology
Zuerichips fights foodwastse with deecious chips backed from rescued local bread. The Chips can be ordered online or bought via distribution partners.
Previous Next