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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
BatteryCloud 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Information technology ] Electric batteries, Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
AR Network platform to manage a buffer system through connecting smart homes and smart grids;
Share your BICAR 2016 Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter, Smartcity
ZH Electric e-bike vehicle (Production start planned for 2020); "Share Your Bicar" is a spin-off of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland.
nivens.ch 2016 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
ZH Nivens Association brings you together with green experts and pioneers and regularly invites you to events with exciting presentations on the topic of sustainability and networking with each other.
MOOST 2016 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Heating and cooling energy, Hotel, Information technology, Restaurants ] Cooling technology, Heating in buildings, Internet of Things, IT data usage, IT Software, LED, Lighting, Sensors, Smart device, Smarthome & building
SG We turn Smart Home data into actionable insights. We make Smart Homes smart. We help our users all around the world save energy, feel more secure, sleep better and save time. We do so by combining smart devices from leading companies into mini-automations. Mini-automations get complex or annoying jobs done for you at your command. MOOST is the world's first solution that does not require any technical expertise nor expensive installations. Our automations are ready-to-use, configured for your individual home and super easy to install and adapt.
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.
Bioburn 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
LU The bioburn pellet system developed out of the idea of using unused, non-wood-like biomass in a meaningful way. Within a closed material cycle, biomass residues of any kind are converted into biofertiliser and energy, which can be obtained and used decentrally. Based on this, bioburn ag pursues the goal of developing concepts as well as producing and selling recipes and plants.
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.
Power to Gas (Energie 360° & PSI) 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
ZH Efficiently producing energy from biowaste: A technology developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and tested in collaboration with the Zurich-based energy provider Energie 360° makes it possible. It extracts significantly more methane from biowaste than conventional methods. For this important contribution to a sustainable energy supply, PSI and Energie 360° have now been awarded the Watt d'Or 2018 in the Renewable Energy category by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
Arc Power 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
ZH ARC-Power performs design and production of custom DC/DC converters, power distribution and switching boards, electronic motor drivers, filters and harness for space application.
Vuna 2016 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Building technology, Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Gardening, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Filters & Membranes
ZH VUNA designs & implements specialised sanitation systems to: - recover nutrients & water - save water - avoid costly sewers Participation: VUNA designs & implements specialised sanitation systems to:- recover nutrients & water- save water - avoid costly sewers
Smart Energy Control 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] IT network, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AG Zogg energy controle provides energy controlling systems for self-consumption managers for single and multi-family homes and own consumption communities as well as hole areas. They are the only supplier to be able to integrate all types of heat pumps and can also actively manage the building as a thermal storage facility.
MeduSoil 2018 Construction & buildings, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Unknown ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
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.
CLEVERON 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] Smarthome & building
BE CLEVERON 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TwistOut 2017 Construction & buildings [ Cleaning ] Low technology
SG 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.
Designwerk Products 2017 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road transport ] e-cargo, Electric batteries, e-vehicle charging
ZH electric trucks are a solution not an alternative. Performance, ecology and economy combined.
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.
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
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.
Involi 2016 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Air transport, Information technology, Prevention of or protection from technical risks ] Drone & flight, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Sensors
VD INVOLI develops and produces air traffic awareness systems for professional drone applications.
smart conversion 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Cooling technology, Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
LU The Delta-Stirling is a new generator for the conversion of heat energy into electricity. In the reverse process, the Delta-Stirling can also generate cold and heat energy by supplying electricity, as in a refrigeration compressor. In the moment we are developing a cooling unit that does without climate-damaging refrigerants!
FutureThinking (Regalo) 2017 Communication, Media, Education or Games, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
TI REGALO, property of FutureThinking Sagl, provides online resources, including but not limited to a platform to post or to collect items that other users give away for free, as well as various messaging and board posting services.
Adventures-Lab 2017 Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Energy efficiency, Games, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Gamification
VS Adventures-Lab develop products and services using augmented reality and gamification. It’s educational brand, Adventures-Mat, engage curious children from 6 to 12 to discover and learn in and outside of school on science topics. Develop content, products and services for augmented reality, virtual reality, video games and interactive systems in the fields of gaming, tourism, sport and culture.
Enlightware 2017 Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Video and Film
ZH Empowering Humans at the Age of Artificial Intelligence. We pursue the mission to foster autonomy, creativity and collaboration skills of each individual through digital products. For more information, read our social impact description.
geoimpact 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE Geoimpact runs the web-based platform Swiss Energy Planning which can be used throughout Switzerland. Energy potential can be detected at any location based on intuitive apps and intelligent services. Planning becomes digital, collaborative and simple. geoimpact focus on making the models of the future transparent with intuitive applications in the fields of energy, smart city and geoinformation. An agile approach enables efficient development processes and rapid implementation of complex requirements.
novatlantis 2017 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Resource efficiency ] Communication, Low technology
ZH Novatlantis aims for energy system transformation, resource efficiency, renewable energies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It analyses data, developments of information, knowledge and strategies, empowers customers to take concrete action, and provides scientific services.
cofoundme 2017 Communication, Media, Education or Games IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZG cofoundme is the biggest matching platform for startup jobs in Switzerland. We enable entrepreneurs to find cofounders for their projects and startups to recruit staff. You’re looking for a job in the Startup ecosystem, you’re at the right place!
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