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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
zoë circular building 2017 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
BS Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
Hive Power 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, 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.
Zum guten Heinrich 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Food production & retail, Restaurants ] Low technology
ZH Sustainable catering delivered by Food-Bike fight Food-Wast; uses high quality and shapeless fruit and vegetables that cannot be sold - because they are not of the standard size. This reduces the amount of fruit and vegetables that remain in the fields with the farmers or end up in the biogas plant.
GRZ Technologies 2017 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, Enabling technologies, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells, Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
VS GRZ Technologies Ltd. is a company active in the field of renewable energy storage. Two products were released in 2017: a Hydrogen Compressor (HyCo) and an Advanced Gas Analysing System (AGAS). Both are laboratory equipment for the scientific community as well as for quality control in industry
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.
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!
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.
Electrojoule 2017 Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heating and cooling 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.
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.
Akenza (former 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.
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.
ethec 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Road transport ] e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
ZH We are a team consisting of 10 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.
InnoSense (GridSense) 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy, Information technology ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
ZH GridSense is a turnkey home energy management system (HEMS) which understands the energy flows in a household and distribution grid, and optimises this across all appliances. GridSense controls the energy from heat pumps, water heaters, charging stations for electric vehicles, PV inverters and batteries autonomously and predictively, in a decentralised way.
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
VD We provide businesses with retrofit solution to efficiently manage their fleet of water-driven assets and buildings.
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.
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
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 ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT blockchain or algorithms, IT data usage
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.
RB2 Robotics 2017 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas)
VD We are a spin-off from the HEIG-VD Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory based at the EPFL innovation park. We are developing state of the art deep learning models that enable robots to make smart and secure decisions only based on what they see just like humans do.
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.
KITRO 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Restaurants, 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.
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.
apilio 2019 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology ] Internet of Things, IT Software
ZH Automate routines at your home with almost any connected device – for less energy consumption and more comfort.
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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