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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
Xemtec 2001
VD
validation
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.
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 [ Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency, Trade and Retail, Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Bio technologies, Carbon capture and storage, Hydro energy (small scale), Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, LED, Smartcity, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Yasai offers Farming as a Service with Vertical Farms based on circular economy within Smart Cities
YouMo 2013
SG
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
More than just an E-bike.
Younergy 2013
AG
growth
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 installations.
youtrition 2018
BS
established
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving 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.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
formation
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.
Zarawind 2017
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Wind energy
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
Zenna 2012
SG
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics
Services for solar power supply chain.
zoë circular building 2017
BS
validation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ]
Building with natural, untreated and local materials: healthy, sustainable and affordable.
2em 2014

growth
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
2EM wurde 2012 in Freiburg gegründet. Mit einer Flotte von über 2000 Fahrzeugen ist 2EM die führende private Autovermietungsplattform der Schweiz und ermöglicht Tausenden von Mitgliedern die Teilnahme an der kooperativen Wirtschaft. Die Wahl einer alternativen Art des Konsums bedeutet, Teil der Generation des Social Car Sharing zu sein!
act cleantech Agentur Schweiz 2015
ZH
growth
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
act cleantech Agentur coordinates and supports the Swiss network of energy specialists and partners in support of their customers. We enable communication with the federal government, maintain specialised web tools and ensure legal conformity. It is our concern to help your company to achieve a breakthrough in energy efficiency so that you can reduce your costs and make an important contribution to climate protection.
Advantec Polymers 2017
ZH
formation
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Construction of buildings ] New chemical materials
production of chemical, which reduces energy demand in production of wood boards, and reselling the wood.
Adventerra Games 2009
TI
established
Behavioural change, Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] Gamification, Low technology
Adventerra Games, located in the Italian part of Switzerland, has worked for more than 10 years to create educational games designed for children of different ages on environmental topics. ​
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
Alterna 2020
VD
growth
Alterna enables various projects to help the sustainable transition through a state-of-the-art service.
Aluminium Electric Storage 2019
SZ
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Energy storage other than batteries
HybridStock - Hybrid seasonal storage system for renewable heat and electricity based on an aluminium redox cycle
am-tec switzerland 2011
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Consultants for electricity grid management; Core competencies: asset management and infrastructure management. We offer consulting, services and software for strategic and operational asset management (standardized entry-level projects for electricity, water and gas distribution)
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.
Aquanetto Group 2007
VS
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Waste & recycling ] Filters & Membranes, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
AquaNetto solutions rely on ultraviolet irradiation in combination with complementary technologies to disinfect and treat fluids (water and air) and surfaces. AquaNetto promotes and supports socially and ecologically sustainable projects according to well defined criteria with the goal of achieving the highest possible value on site. To this end, AquaNetto provides open-architecture, efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions for the treatment of water, air, and surfaces in the private, public, industrial and commercial sectors.
Aquazoom 2015
ZG
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Electricity ] Hydro energy
AquaZoom removes barriers to fish migration while producing power - economically restoring rivers everywhere. We strive for electricity production in complete harmony with nature. Therefore, we grew to leading pioneers in micro hydropower and aim to share our patented water vortex technology worldwide.
Arviem 2008
ZG
established
Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility, Enabling technologies
Arviem service is to tracks parameters affecting a cargo content's quality based on the specific needs of clients. Tracking the location and monitoring the condition of cargo verifies the quality of incoming components and monitors the fulfillment of safety and environmental regulations.
Attolight 2008
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
Attolight started off to revolutionise cathodoluminescence (CL): design top of the line CL instruments that deliver superior performance, maximum ease-of-use and make quantitative cathodoluminescence possible. The Company firmly believes in the potential of cathodoluminescence and aims at establishing the technology as a standard in-line inspection method in semiconductor industry. Attolight is a company with global presence with systems in Europe, Asia, and North America. The Company is headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park where the Attolab is located as well. Attolight "New Cathodoluminescence"​ solutions support the state-of-the -art research and developments in LEDs, Solar Cells, High Mobility Transitors, new opto-electronical devices, nano-structured semiconductors.
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 ] Bio technologies, Resource saving agricultural 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.
Beaver Schutzsysteme 2002
LU
established
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical
eaver® flood preparedness systems have been successfully deployed in emergency situations more than a thousand times over the years, in Switzerland and elsewhere. The Beaver storm and flood preparedness system is composed of two adjacent inflatable dam elements (bladders) that are filled with water.
BeeHelpful (Primalbee) 2017
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
Beehelpful has developed a new patented class of hives (Primalbee) that improve the health of bees, increase pollination capacity and reduce the chemical treatment of hives.
BioApply 2004
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
BioApply, enabling biodegradable and biobased alternatives to plastic. Since 2006, BioApply develops biobased, compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions. BioApply solutions address the needs of both retail and waste management sectors. BioApply is based in Switzerland and is also present in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bloocks 2020

formation
The mission of the company is to decrease the energy consumption of new constructions (buildings etc.), construction-related air and soil pollution as well as to decrease the cost and time of building new constructions. We will achieve this goal by using factory-based manufacturing and fabricating unique and specially designed Building Blocks. The costumers will use an online platform to design their own constructions, receive a particular amount of Blocks and build the desired type of constructions.
Bogga 2014
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Bogga provides advisory services to develop and finance behind-the-meter renewable energy projects delivering Energy-as-a-Service to Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, in order to reduce electricity cost by securing price visibility & stability; Improve the reliability and self-security of electricity supply by integrating energy storage solutions; Reach renewable energy targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions & dependency on fossil fuel.
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