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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
Clemap 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity ] Smarthome & building
ZH Energy monitoring and disaggregation sensor for housholdes. Disaggregation service for electricity providers. The products helps to use electric tools more efficiently.
MPower Ventures AG 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Energy storage, Financing and financial services, Information technology ] Electric batteries, Photovoltaics
ZH MPower Ventures finances and distributes affordable solar systems to a market of 1.3 bn potential customers in emerging markets. MPower enables them to power their homes and businesses independently from the electricity grid or fossil fuel-based electricity production systems.
NovaVolt (ZapCharger Pro) 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
ZH apCharger Pro solution is specially designed for smart EV charging in housing cooperatives, multi-unit dwellings and large parking facilities.CHARGE OVER 100 EVS ON A SINGLE 63A CIRCUIT
Zaphiro Technologies 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency ] Smartgrid
VD SynchroGuard is a new smart solution for electrical grid monitoring and automation. Thanks to its advanced sensing infrastructure, SynchroGuard has the outstanding feature to combine in a single solution real-time grid monitoring, optimal control of grid resources, and smart fault management.
Advantec Polymers 2017 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) New chemical materials
ZH production of chemical, which reduces energy demand in production of wood boards, and reselling the wood.
Remretech 2017 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Enabling technologies
AG Recycling technology for strategically & technologically important rare earths from magnet e-wastes. The founder Ajay Patil aims to develop a portable recycling unit for e-waste and resource management.
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.
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
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.
electrojoule 2017 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heat energy ] Geothermal energy, Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smarthome & building, Solarthermal energy
AG We plan, install and maintain sofisticated renewable HVAC systems für mid-sized buildings, all out of one hand, including continuous optimization.
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.
MIRO Analytical Technologies 2018 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Resource efficiency ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH MIRO Analytical Technologies has been founded as an Empa spinoff to bring the latest mid-infrared gas sensing technology based on quantum cascade lasers (QCL) to the market. Measures simultaneously up to 10 most important green-house gases and pollutants and allows easy use through an intuitive interface on a 7 " touch screen display.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
beesolar 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
VD BeeSolar offers a new type of impact investment by installing solar panels on residential buildings in Switzerland. BeeSolar tries to start photovoltaic projects on residential buildings by transforming them into a profitable investment for the owner.
droople 2018 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Spark Horizon 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Energy storage, Mobility & Fleet management ] e-vehicle charging
ZG Spark Horizon was founded with a crystal-clear mission and vision: to accelerate the introduction of electric vehicles while balancing the interests of all stakeholders in the value chain. In fact, the lack of an affordable and dense EV charging infrastructure remains one of the biggest obstacles to broad consumer acceptance of EV. To solve this problem, Spark Horizon is deploying the first network of free and universal charges across Europe, promoted through targeted advertising and marketing partnerships.
energybazaar 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
ZH Developing decentralized energy trading markets and a shared plattform mainly to bring affordable energy to deveoping countries and rural areas.
LuckaBox 2017 Transport & Mobility [ Services pooling, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Shipping
ZH LuckaBox provides a customer-centric logistics platform for enterprises to manage on-demand and last-mile deliveries like same day delivery within 90min or at a preferred 2h time slot. Thanks to our extensive network of professional courier partners, we cover all big cities in Switzerland. Today, LuckaBox already offers access to more than 30% of the Swiss population.
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.
EH Group Engineering 2017 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Electricity, Engineering ] 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
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.
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.
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.
eCarUp 2017 Transport & Mobility [ Services pooling ] e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Smartcity
ZG With our solution, we maximise returns from under-utilised charging stations for electric cars at offices, hotels, retail centres or apartment complexes – and transform payments with our intuitive app.
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