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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
System-Alpenluft 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
VS System-Alpenluft AG stands for sustainable and economical waste management. System-Alpenluft AG assists their customers in the optimisation of community service and logistics processes. In so doing, System-Alpenluft AG works in a target-oriented and practical way towards at least guaranteeing the quality of services and processes and, wherever possible, to reduce cost at the same time and to improve cost-effectiveness
technis 2016 Construction & buildings [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Healthcare, Resource efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Sensors, Smartcity, Smart device, Smarthome & building
VD Technis develops and commercializes smart flooring solutions for healthcare applications. Fitted with an innovative sensor technology and deep learning algorithms, the system enables, among others, physical activity tracking, monitoring and fall detection. Pioneering Smart Flooring as a Service (SFaaS), Technis addresses several key problems for elderly people and medical houses: security, physical health and monitoring, as well as autonomy.
Techsep 2009 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Filters
VD The company's main objective is the development, manufacture and marketing of all products and processes relating to environmental protection, including in particular compact equipment for road water treatment, in compliance with current legislative requirements. (Treatment of roadway waters)
TellCo Europe 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Lighting, Photovoltaics, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
TI TellCo Europe Sagl based in Switzerland is an international company, active in renewable energy systems and design and production of Solar Lighting Solutions and Solar Electricity Solutions. TellCo Europe is a leading organisation with the ability to plan, design, deploy, develop, integrate, and supply products for ECO and SOLAR demands.
Terrabloc 2011
GE Manufacture and marketing of compressed earth blocks, as well as all activities in the field of architecture, engineering and construction.
terraplant 2001 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
BE terraplant ltd. is an environmental services and engineering company. We provide planning, consulting, project management, educational and research services in the fields of environment, nature & landscape and applied ecology.
ThermodynamX 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ]
SG Thermodynamics helps, advises, tests, upgrades and designs custom cooling and heating systems.
thingdust 2017 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Smart device, Smarthome & building
LU thingdust optimizes office spaces and buildings by internet of things and machine learning technology. It automatically monitors and manages all kinds of spaces - meeting rooms, desks, .... It empowers facility managers to proactively respond to changing demands of clients for workspace.
Ticlnsect 2019 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies
TI TicInsect aims to contribute to solve two problems: the need of sustainable protein sources and the reduction of food waste. TicInsect manufactures insect-derived sustainable animal feed ingredients on the base of black soldier flys. This product is highly demanded for pet food manufacturing, in aquaculture and to nourish chicken, poultry and pigs.
tiko 2012 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Heat energy ] Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
SO The tiko platform brings you the power of a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and an award-winning Smart Home Energy Management system designed to connect your Residential and SME assets. With its active VPP deployments, tiko is one of the biggest real-time Smart Grids in the world. Our customizable, future-proof technology has the life-expectancy of a PPP (Physical Power Plant) and enables the delivery of the full spectrum of energy services, including the most sophisticated such as fast frequency response. tiko enables you to become the driver for disruption and innovation in your market to create profitable business models.
Tinamu Labs 2018
ZH Tinamu Labs is at the forefront of intelligent drone cinematography turning drones into reliable and safe flying cameras, delivering stunning footage at a fraction of the cost. Their flying multi-camera system enables boundless possibilities including longtime events via combining multiple drones into one single virtual camera, multi-camera productions, mobile lighting, AR solutions in sports as well as motion tracking over long distances to name just a few.
Topten 2000 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Mobility & Fleet management ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Web portal highlighting the most energy efficient consumer products: domestic appliances, office electronics, consumer electronics, lighting, building components and vehicles.
TreaTech 2015 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Waste management technologies, Water conservation
VD Treatech's mission is to address the increasing problem of clean water availability in all regions of the world by creating a low-cost, environmentally friendly liquid waste solution resulting in fresh-water production. Current liquid waste solution rely on landfill and incineration, which are expensive, polluting and do not allow for the recycling of the valuable products contained in the liquid waste such as fresh water, biogas and salts. Treatech is developing a ground-breaking treatment technology that will enable an eco-friendly treatment of the ever-increasing quantities of wastewater while recycling its valuable by-products and most notably, clean water. Participation: TreaTech is a Swiss based private company that has developed a unique sewage sludge treatment technology. We have developed a catalytic hydrothermal gasification (HTG) system that can convert different types of liquid wastes that are typically incinerated or landfilled into useful products that include biogas, clean water, and mineral salts, which can be further upgraded into various phosphorus-based products (e.g. fertilizers).
Tremola 2011 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] e-mobility
GL Market introducution of a flexible, environmentally conscious vehicle, which is both economical and fun to drive.
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 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Heat energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Recuperation of waste heat energy in industrial applications 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 Construction & buildings Low technology
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).
Urban Connect 2013 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road transport ] e-bike, e-mobility
ZH Urban Connect provides all-in-one bicycle fleet solutions for corporate clients. Companies like Google, Zurich Insurance and Roche choose Urban Connect to provide fleets of e-bicycles and bicycles for their employees who are on the move in Switzerland.
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, Health & House & Body Care [ Bodycare, Catering, Food production & retail, Hotel, Information technology, Restaurants ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE 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.
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