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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
AgroSustain 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Resource saving agricultural technologies, Waste management technologies
VD 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.
XFarm 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] e-mobility, 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.
zoë circular building 2017 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
ZH Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
AgroFly 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] drone & flight
VS AgroFly S.A. , based in Granges (Switzerland), developed the first high precision agricultural sprayer driven by a UAV-type flying platform. AgroFly's SpUAVs (Spraying UAVs) are soon available on the market with all by authorities required paperwork: - ISO 22866 drift assessments - Quality deposit assessments - Homogeneity of deposit assessments Our in-house developed (and patented) spraying boom configuration ensures an unmatched application quality on the market!
EH Group Engineering 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
VD Develops a new fuels cell and is an engineering and consulting firm based in Switzerland. We offer a unique strategic, technical and business consulting service in the area of energy with a focus on fuel cells, system management, engineering, prototype development and the application of various methodologies such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Design for Excellence (DfX).d
Bloom Biorenewables 2017 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
VD At Bloom, we excel in deconstructing biomass. With our groundbreaking process, we provide a novel, cost-competitive route to source molecules from plants. This technology is the first of its kind and offers an unprecedented alternative for many petroleum-based products. From fragrances to polyurethanes, Bloom is committed to offer tailored solutions to our customers and help companies around the Globe in reducing their carbon footprint. Bloom products are cost-competitive bio-based building blocks for the chemical industry. The patented mild lignin extraction method uses stabilizing molecules (so-called “protection groups”) that prevent the lignin from condensing during extraction.
SAMAWATT 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] data usage, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-blockchain or algorithms
VD SAMAWATT helps wind and solar park operators manage the market risk efficiently by providing pertinent solutions such as accurate production and price forecast, spot market trading strategies, battery storage optimization, and peer-to-peer energy exchange using modern technology and powerful algorithms. 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AI We improve decision making quality in the energy storage community based on patent literature analysis, which allows for the anticipation of future technology trends.
smide 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-bike, Electric batteries, e-mobility
ZH smide ist the world's first stationless e-bike sharing offering a turn-key solution for endcustomers and business partners.
RB2 Robotics 2017 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas)
VD 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.
Energy Vault 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Energy storage other than batteries
TI The Energy Vault storage solution operates with bricks that are lifted to create a tower causing the energy to be stored in the elevation gain, when the bricks are then returned to the ground the kinetic energy from the falling brick is turned back into electricity. Specially engineered control software is used to ensure the bricks are placed in exactly the right location each time. The system is modular and flexible with each plant having a capacity of between 10 and 35MWh and a power output of between 2 and 5MW. The system is ideally suited to longer duration storage but with very fast response times can also be used to deliver short and medium term.
InnoSense (GridSense) 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Heat energy, Information technology ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
ZH GridSense is a turnkey home energy management system (HEMS) which understands the energy flows in a household and distribution grid, and optimises this across all appliances. GridSense controls the energy from heat pumps, water heaters, charging stations for electric vehicles, PV inverters and batteries autonomously and predictively, in a decentralised way.
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.
MeduSoil 2018 Construction & buildings, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Unknown ] Construction: Resource and material optimized
VD Medusoil is an EPFL spin-off and applies world's first ground bio-stabilization technology to mainstream construction problems. By coupling traditional construction practice with lab-developed, nature-based biochemical carriers we reduce application costs, minimize equipment requirements and increase long-term resistance against failures and environmental threats.
neverain 2017 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Transport & Mobility e-bike, e-mobility
ZH Thanks to a multifunctional overall, cycling should in future be a pleasure regardless of the weather.
Simply Home 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] Smarthome & building
BE Simply Home is a Swiss Startup that invented an intelligent heating system for radiators, in order to regulate the temperature in your building optimally. We combine technology and ecology with the objective of reducing our CO2 and saving energy in a simple and economical way.
SeaBubbles 2017 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.
Hivemind 2017 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Hivemind IoT Platform, provides all key middleware capabilities needed to build sophisticated End-2-End IoT application ecosystems.
swizz-e 2016 Transport & Mobility e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
SZ swizz-e GmbH designed a new e-scooter (Roller) that is produced completly in switzerland.
DM-Green 2017 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] low technology
VD DM-Green SA: Sells and installs waste recovery, treatment and recovery solutions.
Zarawind 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Wind energy
ZH Our Lighter-Than-Air wind power system is designed compact, cost-effective and eco-friendly to be used in remote off-grid locations. For the installation of the wind power system at that altitude, the use of a buoyant gas aerostat allows the user to carry an electrical generator
Quartierstrom 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Many fields ] IT-blockchain or algorithms, smartcity
ZH blockchain based peer to peer energy (physical and Go) community (
Hive Power 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] IT-blockchain or algorithms
TI Hive Power develops a turnkey solution for the creation and management of local energy communities on the blockchain, providing an economic optimization for their participants by lowering their bills and valorizing their assets. In collaboration with meter producers, Hive Power is building a blockchain ready energy meter, which allows to safely tokenize energy.
Ström (ATSHOME) 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity efficiency, Energy management solutions, Heat energy ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, smart device, Smarthome & building
BE ATSHOME AG is providing solar and heat pump system that allows a positive financial and ecological return on investment.
Energie hoch drei 2017 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings ] low technology
BE Energie hoch drei AG stands for the 3 elements of the energy future - efficiency, consistency and sufficiency. Their core competencies are energy concepts and sustainability consulting in the building sector and in spatial planning from the idea to the implementation. They offer their services to a broad clientele ranging from building owners and planning teams to various institutions.
ethec 2017 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
ZH We are a team consisting of 16 students and 5 supervisors of ETH Zurich and ZHdK. As part of a focus-project, we are developing a prototype of an electric motorcycle with two-wheel drive. Our main goal is to have a driving range of 250 km using braking energy recuperation at both wheels and latest battery technologies.
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.
Barto 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE Barto is a portal for digital collection and networking of farm and production data all in one portal. The farmer saves time and maintains an overview of the company's documentation and planning at all times.
Mastercoldbrewer (re-coffee) 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] low technology
SG Coffee - Drinks that are manufactured without the effects of heat. This lead to preserved aromas and vitamines. The products are fair and mostly organic.
KITRO 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH Measuring and reducing food waste in restaurants and canteens with user-friendly solution that reduces cost and wasted resources.
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