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
WeGaw 2016
VD
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] IT data usage, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Our satellite data powered product DeFROST monitors terrain status daily to make outdoors safer and enjoyable for anyone, anytime. Supported by the European Space Agency, we build & operate a technology and product stack enabling the digital outdoors tourism industry. Participation: Wegaw SA
WindShape 2017
GE
growth
Transport & Mobility Drone & flight
WindShape pushes forward the limits of innovation by leading drones into a new generation of wind and weather test bench.
Wingtra 2016
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Information technology ] Drone & flight, Robotic, Video and Film
Headquartered in Switzerland, Wingtra is the world’s leading VTOL drone producer for mapping, survey and mining industry professionals. Since its market entry in early 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 70 of the biggest equipment dealers and has been selling mapping drones globally ever since.
WinJi 2016
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production, Financing and financial services ] IT blockchain or algorithms, IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, Photovoltaics, Wind energy
WinJi uniquely combines interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in the global megatrends of decarbonised energy transformation and "Big Data"​. We offer a solution for the digital asset management of renewable assets that uses state-of-the-art data analytics in a user-friendly way. With our built-in Artificial Intelligence, we have identified actionable production efficiency improvements with our "TruePower Platform"​ solution for over 30 asset owners.
WormUp 2017
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Recycle your kitchen scraps at home, Compact. Odorless. Elegant. WormUp HOME is the first ceramic Worm Bin that produces compost from kitchen waste.
wy.by 2009
LU
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT data usage
wy.by designs, develops and maintains one of the first European, fully web-based reservation and management solutions for the rental business of various industries. wy.by offers much more than traditional advertising sites for rental products.
XFarm 2018
TI
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Wearable devices or apps
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.
Yaksha 2018
VD
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
Yaksha is an organic and fair trade spice from a single source, and together we are starting an innovative concept based on ethical values.
YouMo 2013
SG
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
Urbanbikes developed by youmo for Ergonomic, emission-free, extremely relaxed riding. Also retrail of carbo bikes.
Yova 2017
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] Low technology
Yova is a digital platform for investing with a sustainability impact. Yova customers invest directly into companies that help solve global challenges and make a difference in topics they care about. Renewable energies, gender equality, circular economy – they can decide which topics they want to invest in. All investments are tailored to the customer’s needs and values. At the same time, they are professionally diversified and designed for long-term returns. The customers get both: sustainability impact and financial return. With the Yova platform, everyone can become an impact investo.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Sensors, Smart device, Smartgrid
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.
QualityChain 2019
TI
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Trade and Retail ] IT blockchain or algorithms
QualityChain creates special QR Codes for agri-food products, which allow you to communicate everything about your product: people, techniques and values, from the shelf to the table.
Acodis (turicode) 2016
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT data usage
turicode is a young technology company located in Winterthur. We are experts in extracting unstructured information from documents, and making it available for analytics or use in further automated processing.
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
Alivion 2020
ZH
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Sensors
ALIVION empowers people to use wearable electronic devices to detect chemicals that our nose cannot smell. This way, the food we eat and the air we breathe can be screened for toxic pollutants, and a single exhale could soon be enough to tell you more about your health.
AlpenPionier 2017
GR
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
HempFood. We are implementing our vision "to recultivate food hemp in Switzerland and put it back on the plate". Anyone who thinks that the hemp plant is a new fad is missing the point. Hemp - as an old European cultivated plant - is considered to be one of the greatest sources of nutrients that nature has to offer and holds potentials that have not yet been exhausted.
Alterna 2020
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Many fields ]
Alterna enables various projects to help the sustainable transition through a state-of-the-art service.
Happy Genie (Antanas) 2013
SZ
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes, Trade and Retail ] Wearable devices or apps
Happy Genie produces stylish and multifunctional bags made from apple waste, designed in Switzerland and handmade in Italy. In addition to high-end fashion, Happy Genie offers fair working conditions throughout the supply chain and also gives a portion of its proceeds to impact organizations.
Apizoom 2016
FR
growth
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.
Ässbar 2013
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency ] Low technology
It all began as a simple idea. Yesterday's bread and baked goods were to be given a second life. And instead of ending up in the garbage can, they were to be consumed. The Äss-Bar project is still considered a pioneer in the field of the anti-foodwaste movement in Switzerland.
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 ] agricultural technologies, Bio technologies
The Gotthard-Basis tunnel in Southern Switzerland causes drainage of the drilled-through rock. Basis 57 Nachhaltige Wassernutzung uses the warm and clean mountain water exiting at the north portal as a natural resource for food production. The breeding of edible fish such as the Gotthard pike-perch and the generation of the necessary thermal energy are the main focus here.
Boostbar 2020
ZH
growth
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Catering ] Low technology
Boostbar provides a completely modular and fully-personalized tech-enabled food & beverage solution.
Bring! 2015
ZH
growth
Behavioural change, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Resource efficiency, Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software
Bring! simplifies grocery shopping for millions of people. With shared shopping lists, integrated recipes, online shopping, local offers and loyalty cards, Bring! app combines every step along the shopping process.
candi 2018

growth
Combining the best of its Swiss roots and extensive local presence, candi offers companies of all sizes the simplest, most efficient way to take advantage of solar power for their business. candi systems are the easiest way to go solar. We partner with you to understand your specific needs and provide a quality solar solution that helps you realise long-term benefits and savings from day one.
Chipeno 2018
LU
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ]
Chipeño is the smoky, racy salsa with its own character. The combination of the smoky flavour and the salty, mild spiciness makes this sauce unique. It is not a modification of existing sauces, but a new taste experience that has never been experienced before. In addition, the sauce comes without any artificial flavour enhancers or colourings. It is gluten- and lactose-free. Chipeño™ supports TooGoodToGo with their concern and will integrate a reference in the label of every product in the future. www.toogoodtogo.ch
coatmaster 2011
ZH
growth
Construction & buildings, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Construction of buildings, Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Engineering ] Sensors
coatmaster AG develops and distributes measuring system technologies that measure and test industrial coatings in a non-contact and non-destructive manner. The coatmaster is an award-winning technology that is patented in Europe and the USA and enables coating thickness measurement at an early stage of the production process. Founded in 2011, the company has now integrated the coatmaster into highly automated production lines at more than 50 production sites in Europe and Asia.
Composite Recycling 2021
VD
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Composite Recycling has developed a unique process to recover glass fibers from composite material in an economically viable way. Together with the Laboratory of Advanced Composites of EPFL, we are scaling up our process to treat composite waste that is piling up: boats, wind turbine blades etc.
CoolTEC 2007
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
Low-cost solutions for high energy efficiency. CoolTec help to find the best solution for you in the field of renewable energy , like solar panels for heat or power production. KnowHow about Thermal DrainBack Systems.
Cormo 2013
VS
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
Cormo AG offers new sustainable solutions from Corn. The company developed and patented the process for turning corn-field waste into a 100% sustainable peat moss substitute (TEFA) for the agricultural industry and foam products (BABS) for material science use such as air filters.
Crowd Container 2018
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Crowd Container orders food from diverse, climate-friendly, and pesticide-free cultivation directly from producers they trust.
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