Search Database

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
zoë circular building 2017
BS
validation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
crowdify (100-days.net) 2011
ZH
growth
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
On the crowdfunding-platform 100-days.net, Initiators present their projects and get them funded by lots of individuals, known as Boosters, for a duration of up to 120 days. In return, the Boosters receive unique goodies from the Initiator. Often the projects are environmental, artist or cultural
1H2O3 2018
LU
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Water Management ] Water pollution abatement
Water Treatment Package - All in one package that makes wastewater treatment affordable and easy.
2em 2014

growth
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
act cleantech Agentur Schweiz 2015
ZH
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
act cleantech Agentur coordinates and supports the Swiss network of energy specialists and partners in support of their customers. We enable communication with the federal government, maintain specialised web tools and ensure legal conformity. It is our concern to help your company to achieve a breakthrough in energy efficiency so that you can reduce your costs and make an important contribution to climate protection.
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 - Switzerland, 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.
Advantec Polymers 2017
ZH
formation
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Construction of buildings ] New chemical materials
production of chemical, which reduces energy demand in production of wood boards, and reselling the wood.
Adventerra Games 2009
TI
established
Behavioural change, Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] Gamification, Low technology
Adventerra Games, located in the Italian part of Switzerland, has worked for more than 10 years to create educational games designed for children of different ages on environmental topics. ​
AgriCircle 2012
SG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Forestry ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AgriCircle is a leading provider of digital agronomy and precision farming solutions to agricultural companies and farmers. AgriCircle is also a network brining together research and businesses to create novel, innovative products for the food value chain
Aluminium Electric Storage

formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Energy storage other than batteries
HybridStock - Hybrid seasonal storage system for renewable heat and electricity based on an aluminium redox cycle
Ambrosus 2017
ZG
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Health & House & Body Care, Transport & Mobility [ Food production & retail, Healthcare ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Ambrosus, which is a member of the CVA, is a project to build a blockchain-based ecosystem for supply chains for life-essential products like food and medicine.
am-tec switzerland 2011
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Consultants for electricity grid management; Core competencies: asset management and infrastructure management. We offer consulting, services and software for strategic and operational asset management (standardized entry-level projects for electricity, water and gas distribution)
Apizoom 2016
FR
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives. This parasite is one of the two main threats – along with pesticides – to bees’ long-term survival. Knowing the extent of the mites’ infestation will allow beekeepers to protect their bees more effectively.
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.
Aquazoom 2015
ZG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Electricity ] Hydro energy
AquaZoom removes barriers to fish migration while producing power - economically restoring rivers everywhere. We strive for electricity production in complete harmony with nature. Therefore, we grew to leading pioneers in micro hydropower and aim to share our patented water vortex technology worldwide.
Arviem 2008
ZG
established
Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility, Enabling technologies
Arviem service is to tracks parameters affecting a cargo content's quality based on the specific needs of clients. Tracking the location and monitoring the condition of cargo verifies the quality of incoming components and monitors the fulfillment of safety and environmental regulations.
Attolight 2008
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Attolight started off to revolutionise cathodoluminescence (CL): design top of the line CL instruments that deliver superior performance, maximum ease-of-use and make quantitative cathodoluminescence possible. The Company firmly believes in the potential of cathodoluminescence and aims at establishing the technology as a standard in-line inspection method in semiconductor industry. Attolight is a company with global presence with systems in Europe, Asia, and North America. The Company is headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park where the Attolab is located as well. Attolight "New Cathodoluminescence"​ solutions support the state-of-the -art research and developments in LEDs, Solar Cells, High Mobility Transitors, new opto-electronical devices, nano-structured semiconductors.
Basis 57 Nachhaltige Wassernutzung 2007
UR
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Electricity, Farming & agriculture ] Bio technologies, Resource saving agricultural technologies
The basis 57 nachhaltige Wassernutzung AG now wants to use the mountain water that emerges from the north portal as a natural resource for food production. The breeding of edible fish and the generation of the heat energy required for this are in the foreground. Fish farming will be sustainable, based on environmentally friendly and animal-friendly processes.
Beaver Schutzsysteme 2002
LU
established
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical
eaver® flood preparedness systems have been successfully deployed in emergency situations more than a thousand times over the years, in Switzerland and elsewhere. The Beaver storm and flood preparedness system is composed of two adjacent inflatable dam elements (bladders) that are filled with water.
BeeHelpful (Primalbee) 2017
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
Beehelpful has developed a new patented class of hives (Primalbee) that improve the health of bees, increase pollination capacity and reduce the chemical treatment of hives.
BioApply 2004
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
BioApply, enabling biodegradable and biobased alternatives to plastic. Since 2006, BioApply develops biobased, compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions. BioApply solutions address the needs of both retail and waste management sectors. BioApply is based in Switzerland and is also present in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bluewatt Engineering (psenterprise) 2012
VD
sold but still independently active
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management
PSE (former BlueWatt) engineering beholds and develops a complete mathematical models library for the simulation and optimization of wastewater treatment plants.
bNovate Technologies 2011
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Healthcare, Water Management ] Bio technologies, Optic devices
Fully automated online detection of bacteria in drinking water in 20 minutes.
Bogga (Wind Technologies) 2014
VD
formation
Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Bogga Wind Power provides wind farm owners with a powerful wind turbine to harvest complex wind resources and helps them double the electricity produced from their available land resources.
capsule hotel 2018
LU
validation
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Hotel ] Low technology
Affordable hotel, with privacy and community. Every single “capsule” can be closed, providing the guest with its own little room. The generously designed interior delivers high-speed internet, electricity, a safe, ventilation and other comforts.
CarbonActive 2011
ZG
established
Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Filters & Membranes
CarbonActive aspires to develop optimized solutions for use in air purification technology (Filters) for buildings.
Caulys 2019
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
The Caulys Farm brings fresh and healthy products into the city, with cultivation methods suitable for the urban environment. Our project falls within a perspective of a sustainalbe production and consumption and is like an urban greenhouse.
Celeroton 2008
ZH
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Geophysical & technical
They develop, produce and sell ultra-high-speed electric motor-drive systems and turbo compressors, achieving speeds up to 1 million rpm. With speed they reduce volume and weight.
Circulago (WWZ) 2018
ZG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Cooling technology, Heat Exchanger, Heating in buildings
Circulago is a project for the supply of Zug and Baar-Süd with environmentally friendly heating and cooling energy. It is obtained from the water of the Zugersee.
CitizenBees 2013
NE
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Hotel ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
CitizenBees is an eco-responsible company that develops a ready-to-use beekeeper service to house, on the roofs of companies and communities, technological and urban hives in order to participate in the protection of bees, essential pollinating insects.
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