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
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
stagnant
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), Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Building technology, Electricity, Engineering, Healthcare, Resource sufficiency, Unknown, 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
Construction & buildings, Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Games, Information technology ] e-mobility
Our holographic AR head-up displays for cars surpass any conventional HUD in its projection system volume, field of view, and distance to the virtual image. The display can be customized to meet the specific integration requirements of any car model. The AR user interface can be designed for both drivers and passengers, conventional vehicles and self-driving cars, consumers and businesses.We implement holographic displays in land, air, water transportation, and heavy machinery. Your home, office, and any other building can be upgraded with smart windows that enhance your senses and help you explore the world around you.
WeACT 2014
ZH
restructuring, on hold, no development
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.
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
WEPOT 2020
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Unknown
The plant fixes its roots around the pot and, thanks to the natural porosity of the clay, it drinks as needed. This avoids any water stress, the development of weeds but above all a saving of 50% to 70% water!
Why ! open computing 2013
VD
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
why! open computing SA is a very young company that focuses on sustainable computing by providing computing systems pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux for end users and a community based support model that ensures a longer, useful, life time of the machines, past the manufacturer's warranty.
wick upcycling (wiederverwerkle) 2018
ZH
stagnant
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
The aim of the Wiederverwerkle association is to reuse residual materials for something new. It collects residual wood and metal from local industrial and craft enterprises. The material is processed, sorted and offered for sale at a reasonable price.
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.
Workspace2go 2016
ZH
established
Construction & buildings [ Building technology, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Workspace2go is a platform for meeting rooms, workstations and seminar rooms that can be booked by the hour or by the day. Suppliers can use the platform to provide unused workspace, which guests can book for their meeting or workshop.
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.
Xemtec 2001
VD
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Enabling technologies
Add-on smart units to existing meters for monitoring. Xemtec is an important player in digitalization of information for electricity, gas and water markets. Our system provides a comprehensive and centralised flow management for the industrial and residential sectors.
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.
Yasai 2020
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] agricultural technologies, Bio technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Yasai offers Farming as a Service with Vertical Farms based on circular economy within Smart Cities
Yord 2021
FR
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] IT blockchain or algorithms
yord develops an optimizer -yox- that allows you to save up to 30% of the energy consumed by your heating, ventilation or air conditioning.
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.
Younergy 2013
AG
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production, Energy storage, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics
Solar power subscription for homes with no up-front cost.Solar installation. Financing of solar ans battery installations.
youtrition 2018
BS
established
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] agricultural technologies
youtrition deals with the recycling of nutrients from human urine in order to achieve sustainability for food production
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.
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