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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
uGreen 2016
BS
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid
Data service for load shifting and power supply system stability, Smart household appliances run when renweable energy available.
UMAMI 2015
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
The seedlings, the so-called microgreens of Umami, thrive in an ecosystem that also includes cichlids, shrimps, mushrooms and countless small animals and microorganisms. The production process is resource-efficient and works without pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or artificial fertilizers.
Unisers 2019
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
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
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency ] Filters & Membranes
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
ZH
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike, e-mobility
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.
Urban Sympheny 2020
ZH
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT Software
Sympheny offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to support the optimized planning of energy systems for neighborhoods, campuses, communities and urban districts. Using cutting edge algorithms, we empower energy planners to quickly and accurately identify the optimal energy supply solution for any site. Our software fits ideally with current planning workflows, enabling energy planners to quickly evaluate a broad range of conventional and novel supply solutions, and to consider multiple demand vectors simultaneously.
Urbio 2020
VS
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy management solutions ] IT Software
Urbio is a software for planning sustainable cities that combines the strengths of humans and artificial intelligence.
varionix 2012
ZG
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Filters & Membranes
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 2020
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Forestry ] Bio technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
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
BE
growth
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
Veganaut.net 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
ZH
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics
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)
Vir2sense 2016
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] e-mobility, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device
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.
Virtual Global Trading AG 2018
AG
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Energy storage, Engineering ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Solarthermal energy
We are a digital Energy Supplying Company and we build the power market of tomorrow. We build the biggest P2P Energy Trading Platform on the World.
VIRVE 2015
TI
formation
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility
VirVe aims to support the transition to clean and fuel efficient transportation technologies through intelligent analysis of the best available data and implementation of accurate vehicle simulation.
Vivent 2012
VD
established
Health & House & Body Care [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Healthcare ] IT data usage, Sensors
Vivent SARL is a pioneer in harnessing bio-signals. We are focussed on improving health outcomes of both people and plants utilizing high frequency electrical signals unique to each individual or plant type.
v-locker 2019
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike
V-Locker is a very compact, automatic parking and storage system that allows e-bikes and bicycles to be parked on the smallest possible space requirements.
Voltitude 2011
VD
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Road vehicles and transport, Sport ] e-bike, e-mobility
The purpose of the company is to develop, manufacture and market light vehicles and their components and accessories, as well as the granting of licenses and the management of derivative rights and intellectual property rights arising therefrom.
V.P.S. VALAIS PEROVSKITE SOLAR 2019
VS
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy management solutions, Engineering ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
VPS – Valais Perovskite Solar is a company based in Switzerland with the focus on Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials for Photovoltaic and Light-emitting applications.
vRbikes.ch 2012
ZG
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
Electric three wheel vehicles for transport, business and also private use. The innovative tilting technology ensures an unbeatable feeling with maximum riding safety at the same time. 80 cm track width guarantees stable conditions, but still fits in (almost) every narrow parking space. Single seater, maximum 45 km/h, A1 driver's licence required – two electric motors, each with 2 Kw power, single-wheel drive for maximum safety and riding dynamics, 3 disc brakes, up to 130 km range, turning circle below 4.5 metres, 18 cm ground clearance and climbing performance of 25%.
Vuna 2016
ZH
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Building technology, Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Gardening, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Filters & Membranes
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
Wafe Technology (chili feet) 2011
ZH
established
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Health & House & Body Care [ Functional clothes ] Wearable devices or apps
Chili-feet warming soles convert pressure directly in heat when walking. They are suitable for men and women and give a pleasant wearing comfort thanks to microfiber surface. chili-feet is the combination of Swiss inventive talent, engineering performance and high-tech material for pleasantly warm feet.
Waste Allocation Systems 2016
VD
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
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.
Prana Sustainable Water (W2AREX) 2012
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Service pooling, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The WasteWater Reuse and Energy Exchange (W2AREX ©) is a platform designed to commoditise wastewater treatment capacities and matching offers and demands of treated wastewater with wastewater supplies. It boost circular economy by proactively matching the following needs: @ B2B buyers of treated wastewater @ B2B sellers of treated wastewater for future deliveries @ C2B suppliers of wastewater for future deliveries of wastewater including inputs easy to treat to get shared profits of its transformation into water, energy, fertilizers, bio-cements, fertilizers.
WATALUX (OOLUX) 2014
GE
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Healthcare, Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Lighting, Photovoltaics
With only salt and water, WATA technology produces locally and at low cost, active chlorine solution that can be used to treat drinking water or disinfect any objects or surfaces.
WattAnyWhere 2021
VS
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
WattAnyWhere supplies BioEnergy to ultra fast charger operators, anywhere, within a month.
Wattelse 2012
ZG
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Building technology, Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy, Resource efficiency ] Smarthome & building
Identify energy demand and points for reduction and optimizing building management.
Wattz 2020
BE
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Information technology ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Business-as-a-Service Plattform based on end-to-end digital energy procurement and delivery process.
WayRay 2014
VD
established
Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Games, Information technology ] e-mobility
With an in-house R&D center, a prototyping factory, and a team of 170 professionals, WayRay is a developer of complex AR hardware and software for creating True Augmented Reality. Our production assets and facilities enable us to independently complete the full cycle of product prototype production, without outsourcing any steps.
WeACT 2014
ZH
growth
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Many fields ] Gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
WeAct engages people through gamification & team dynamics with online solutions.
Webmodus (SUN-D) 2008
AG
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
We design and produce an exclusive, flexible and naturally adapting lighting system beyond comparison. The backbone of all our products is the same basic principle of redirecting light. SUN-Displays find their use as high standard, aesthetic eye catchers in foyers and entrance halls as well as part of exhibitions and events providing high flexibility for utilisation and a unique fusion of information and light. Whenever the backside of the screen is illuminated the frontside starts to shine. It doesn’t matter what light source you use.
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