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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
Hive Power 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] IT-blockchain or algorithms
TI Hive Power develops a turnkey solution for the creation and management of local energy communities on the blockchain, providing an economic optimization for their participants by lowering their bills and valorizing their assets. In collaboration with meter producers, Hive Power is building a blockchain ready energy meter, which allows to safely tokenize energy.
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.
novatlantis 2017 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Resource efficiency ]
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.
Bloom Biorenewables 2017 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
VD At Bloom, we excel in deconstructing biomass. With our groundbreaking process, we provide a novel, cost-competitive route to source molecules from plants. This technology is the first of its kind and offers an unprecedented alternative for many petroleum-based products. From fragrances to polyurethanes, Bloom is committed to offer tailored solutions to our customers and help companies around the Globe in reducing their carbon footprint. Bloom products are cost-competitive bio-based building blocks for the chemical industry. The patented mild lignin extraction method uses stabilizing molecules (so-called “protection groups”) that prevent the lignin from condensing during extraction.
hiLyte 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage ] Electric batteries
NE hiLyte-Power is a Swiss-based startup that aims at providing cheap clean energy for people who still use kerosene for lighting. The hiLyte battery produces enough power to both charge a phone and give light to a room for one night. All the consumables being non-toxic and easy to find everywhere on Earth. Even if the product is still in development, the field testing in summer 2018 has shown a very strong need for this product. The crowdfunding planed early 2019 will lead to put on sale the first batteries where it is needed. In addition of being a solution for light and phone charging to those without electricity access, the hiLyte battery is an excellent tool for teaching chemistry in schools worldwide.
Komp-ACT 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] Motor & actuator
VD KOMP-ACT has a revolutionary modularized technology that enables actuators to provide programmable forces with high accuracy. KOMP-ACT’s actuators are energy efficient, clean, lightweight and small; all that with similar prices of the inferior technologies currently available in the market.
Shematic 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries
GE At Shematic, our mission is to provide innovative high performance tailor made electric system to improve power and autonomy of electric vehicles. We offer our clients to take advantage of a new electromobility experience and improve the performance of electric vehicles through innovation and creativity, while benefiting of custom motors.
K-Elec 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Road transport ] e-car, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
VD The K-ELEC project, focused on the electric mobility of the future, offers a kit and retrofit service to transform end-of-life gasoline vehicles into electric vehicles, while reusing as many components as possible. It is thus possible to avoid the destruction of viable components, to switch to the electric, which is less expensive to buying a new vehicle.
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.
prelovedREVOLUTION 2018 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
prelovedREVOLUTION is the first green marketplace to buy and sell vintage, preloved and socio-ecofriendly, high quality fashion and design articles. Both individuals and firms can use ithe platform.
LINDA Swiss 2018 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Drone & flight
ZH LINDA acquires and processes data of its customers infrastructure data. The customers benefits of low prices and highest infrastructure data.
Fireforce Technology 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Heat energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
VD Fireforce Technology develops clean and effective biomass combustion processes that emits ultra-low pollutant levels. We develop our own models of wood burners adapted to your application.
FOODOO 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
BE With a mobile kitchen and voluntary helpers we produce high quality and marketable products to fight against food waste and its consequences for the environment. The products produced at our FOODOO FACTORY Parties are distributed on foodoo.world and through its partners throughout Switzerland. The main product is FOODOO GEMÜSEBOUILLON PASTE.
ecovolta (ecocoach) 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, e-mobility
SZ The Swiss ecovolta produces customised high-capacity battery systems and e-mobility solutions. The company’s patented design enables the fully automated series production of high-current capable batteries which do not need active cooling. Battery and drive solutions are developed and tested in the in-house research and development area.
Exomotion 2018 Transport & Mobility e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
GE The coolest e-scooter in the world: Mulitdirectional and safe.
Inergio 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
VD INERGIO develops low-cost decentralized energy solution serving consumer, security, off-grid industry and robotic systems. Their lightweight fuel cell power packs are operating based on widely available butane/propane providing a reliable, lightweight and eco-friendly solution at high autonomy.
Nagi Bioscience 2019 Health & House & Body Care
VD Nagi Bioscience proudly introduces the first Organism-on-Chip technology, which combines the use of a simple yet complete organism for in vivo testing – the tiny worm “Caenorhabditis elegans” – with the first technological platform for its fully automated in vitro handling, culture and analysis.
LES BATOILLES 2019 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
FR A reusable bag from recycled material produced locally for vegetables and other shoppings to replace plastic bags and an online shop to sell locally made items.
myFoodWaste (Olanga) 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Internet of Things
BS Olanga is the Swiss solution for sustainable food consumption and Food Waste reduction in the gastronomy. It allows to preorder food with an app at company retaurants et university to personalize the diet plan and gives planning security to the restaurants. Olanga leads to sustainable cost savings and Food Waste reduction and helps to protect natural resources. Olanga can reduce the costs in canteens by up to 3% and significantly increase customers satisfaction
Oturb 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage ] Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
NE OTurb oil-free turbomachinery OTurb is a spin-off from the Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design (LAMD) which is based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and part of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). This recirculator is designed and optimized to enhance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SFOCs). Details on this recirculator technology are published in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.
Brainwhere 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Drone & flight, Wind energy
ZH Brainwhere envisions to satisfy the energy needs of tomorrow by the next generation airborne wind turbine solution. The Brainwhere Airborne Wind Turbine system operates at high altitudes in confined airspace. The IP protected energy conversion system is self-supportive, scalable and secure. The platform can also be used as a sensing and comminication platform. Customers will be existing wind park owners as well as remote operations for Governments, NGOs, islands as well as oil, gas and mining asset operators.
Self-e 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility Automated or self driving, e-mobility
ZH Project of the VBZ to test an automotive shuttle bus with an electrical drive.
Yaksha 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
VD Yaksha is an organic and fair trade spice from a single source, and together we are starting an innovative concept based on ethical values.
Kido Dynamics 2018 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Many fields, Mobility & Fleet management, Road transport ] Smartcity
VD Kido Dynamics provides tools for companies to deeply understand people’s mobility patterns. Our technology provides exhaustive, contextual analytics for people mobility patterns. Demand for such tools is very broad all over the world, including segments such as transportation, out-of-home marketing, tourism, events, and smart cities.
Mondays 2018 Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Low technology
ZH Mondays is a Femtech company, an online subscription for environmentally friendly, plastic free period products. At Mondays we know shopping for periods products is a hassle no one needs. And making environmentally friendly choices when buying period products, simply takes up too much time for most people to bother. Mondays allows women to purchase sustainable, 100% plastic free period products, have none of the guilt and save time in the process. A one-time registration and your period products will arrive on your doorstep in time every month.
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.
capsule hotel 2018 Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Hotel ] Low technology
LU 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.
9T Labs 2018 Construction & buildings, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Physical or chemical technologies
ZH 9T Labs advances lightweight design by simplifying the use of high-performance materials with 3D Printing using industry grade carbon fiber composites
MOBBOT 2018 Construction & buildings [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] 3D Printing, Physical or chemical technologies
FR The patented technology is based on cutting-edge equipment and methods of manufacturing a reinforced 3-dimensional concrete structure by using 3D printing. The printer includes an industrial robot with a print head that utilizes a novel method of depositing concrete to obtain a smooth surface in a single manufacturing step. The method allows the print head to design complex one-off shapes which can be printed in minutes with no waste. ​
Caulys 2019 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
VD 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.
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