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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
Aquanetto Group 2007 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Waste & recycling ] Filters, Physical or chemical technologies
VS 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.
Arc Power 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
ZH ARC-Power performs design and production of custom DC/DC converters, power distribution and switching boards, electronic motor drivers, filters and harness for space application.
Arviem 2008 Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility, enabling technologies
ZG 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.
Association Ecoparc (Urbaine.ch) 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Many fields ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
NE Association Ecoparc aims to facilitate sustainable development of the state of Neuchâtel, more particularly in the urban, contruction domaine. The urban platform.ch highlights the projects of the Neuchâtel agglomeration that meet the requirements of sustainable development.
ATSHOME 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity efficiency, Energy sufficiency, Engineering, Heat energy ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, smart device, Smarthome & building
BE ATSHOME AG is providing solar and heat pump system that allows a positive financial and ecological return on investment.
Attolight 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
VD 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.
Aurora's Grid 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy storage ] Smartgrid
VD Aurora's Grid develops an ageing-aware and eco-friendly energy management software for electrochemical batteries in smart building and/or electric vehicle reducing the ageing of the battery up to 45% compared to non ageing aware management batteries
Avalgo 2016 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Fertilizers from wastewater, waste or other sources
VD Its main activity is to clean the algae of the ports and beaches by means of a system of aspiration and mowing. These algae are then transported by small big-bags submerged to the port. From there, they are discharged in a special machine that separates the water from the seaweed (wringer). The algae thus reduced in volume and mass, are recovered for drying and processed into animal feed, or organic fertilizer.
Avantama (nanograde) 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Physical or chemical technologies
ZH Avantama develops and produces nanomaterials for electronics. Avantama’s material innovations enable the fabrication of high quality optical and electronic coatings by established printing and coating techniques.
Aventor 2014 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
BE Efficient racing cars : nearly 100% recyclable, light-weighed (300kg), low maintenance costs .LCA is used to reduce impact.
Avrios 2015 Transport & Mobility e-mobility, fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH The Avrios Business Intelligence Platform helps operators of commercial vehicles utilize their assets as efficient as possible. All information about your fleet is structured on an intuitive platform (Fleet logistics).
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.
BatteryCloud 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Information technology ] Electric batteries, enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
AR Network platform to manage a buffer system through connecting smart homes and smart grids;
Battery Consult 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Electric batteries, Renewable technologies
BE BATTERY CONSULT develops salt battery cells (Ni/NaCl) and batteries to the prototype stage, performs simulation and testing of cells and components and assists in production planning. The team has a comprehensive experience in technology transfer to customers.
Battrion 2015 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage ] Electric batteries, Filters, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Patented Li-ion battery microstructure modification technology for faster charging. In addition, less heat is generated and Li-ion batteries can be used more efficiently in mobile segments, power tools and electric vehicles.
Bcomp 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Material & Products based on biomass, new chemical materials
FR Under the tagline “play naturally smart”, Bcomp has defined what looks like a paradox at first sight as its mission: designing and marketing sustainable intermediate goods with no compromise on performance. Bcomp replace aluminum, carbon- or glass fibre composites and make structures more efficient in terms of weight, resistance, rigidity, shock absorption, and damping. Bcomp serves different industries such as sports & leisure, motorsports and automotive, as well as aerospace.
Beelong 2014 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
VD The Beelong indicator aims to reduce the impact of our food on the environment by providing practical keys to the restaurant industry. Beelong thus makes it possible to assess the environmental impact of food and drink purchases, by rating a product, a dish or even the entire food purchase of a kitchen from A to G. The main evaluation criteria are the origin of the food, the season, the production method, the degree of processing, and the impact on climate and resources. This indicator is an initiative of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
beesolar 2017
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.
BEN Energy 2011 Behavioural change, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH BEN Energy develops and operates Europe's leading Energy Analytics Platform. The platform combines big data analytics and behavioural science to predict relevant customer behaviour. Also is used to optimize customer portfolio and processes and conduct potential analysis of commodity and products
Bestmile 2014 Transport & Mobility [ Engineering ] e-mobility, fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets. Bestmile’s cloud platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous mobility services, managing fixed-route and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile’s on-demand autonomous mobility services platform is being used daily in city centers on four continents on both pedestrian areas and open roads. Incorporated in 2014, Bestmile has global offices in San Francisco (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland). For more information, visit bestmile.com.
BioApply 2004 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
VD 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.
Bioburn 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
LU The bioburn pellet system developed out of the idea of using unused, non-wood-like biomass in a meaningful way. Within a closed material cycle, biomass residues of any kind are converted into biofertiliser and energy, which can be obtained and used decentrally. Based on this, bioburn ag pursues the goal of developing concepts as well as producing and selling recipes and plants.
Biocom Energy 2009 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
VD Limited liability company for the development and the promotion of new renewables energies, in particular the production and the distribution of biomass. Biocom Energy is specialized in the recycling of vegetables waste in biofuels mainly coming from shells and stones.
Blockstrom 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics
BE Blockstrom enables real estate investors to supply rooftop solar power to the inhabitants of their buildings. We measure the electricity consumption and supply complete metering and billing data to property managers. Our web portal makes the management of energy consumption communities easy and efficient. We support self consumption communities.
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.
BlueBird Photovoltaics 2015 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
NE Bluebird Photovoltaics develops solar panels that meet the highest technological and environmental requirements in the areas of mobility and high efficiency autonomous systems.
Bluetector 2012 Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Filters
LU Bluetector is an agritech company that has developed the BlueBox Ultra, a low-cost bioreactor that turns manure into water. Bluetector has already received a patent for the BlueBox Ultra.
Bluewatt Engineering 2012 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management
VD BlueWatt engineering beholds and develops a complete mathematical models library for the simulation and optimization of WWTP.
BNL Clean Energy 2009 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
ZG The BNL Clean Energy Group provides standardised modular Zero Emission Zero Residue Clean Energy plants for biomass and waste-to-energy solutions.
bNovate Technologies 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Healthcare ] Bio technologies, optic devices
VD Fully automated online detection of bacteria in drinking water in 20 minutes.
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