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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
Plastogaz 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ air quality, Energy Production, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Plastogaz is a spin-off of EPFL based in Lausanne (CH), founded in 2020. Our solid knowledge in catalysis combined with the understanding of plastic compositions at the molecular scale allows us to develop the green technologies of the future. We are developing a technology for converting plastic to methane, in which mixed and unsorted plastics can be transformed into grid-compatible methane.
Qaptis 2020
VD
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ air quality, Energy management solutions, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Carbon capture and storage
Qaptis develops a plug-in technology able to capture CO2 emissions directly at their sources. First it captures 90% of the CO2 emitted by trucks, then it stores it in liquid form dirctly onboard, finally it recycles it (fuel, plastics, building materials, CO2 sequestration).
SoHHytec 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy Production, Energy storage ] Renewable technologies
We offer cost-effective onsite renewable Fuel (Hydrogen), Electricity and Heat production and storage systems. ​
Soobr 2020
BE
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Cleaning, Information technology ] Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Soobr AG is a technology company that is driving the digitalization of the cleaning industry. Our product enables to clean in the right place at the right time. To reduce costs, improve quality and increase transparency. Based on real time data and artificial intelligence.
Swisspreneur 2020
ZH
established
Communication, Media, Education or Games Low technology
We are a nonprofit on a mission to promote and advance entrepreneurship in Switzerland.
TerraRad Tech 2020
ZH
validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring, Landscape conservation and management, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection, Prevention of or protection from technical risks ] Drone & flight, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Optic devices
TerraRad Tech AG is a spinoff of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) focusing on environmental radiometers and remote sensing technologies
Sympheny 2020
ZH
formation
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.
Wattz 2020

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.
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
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.
enerdrape 2020
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
We help existing buildings to save energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with a simple and clean solution without any drastic infrastructure changes. Our modular geo-thermal panels are easily installed indoor with a minimum impact on the existing infrastructure to efficiently harvest geothermal and waste heat sources accumulated in any kind of existing environments.
Equigy 2020
AG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] IT blockchain or algorithms
A SWISSGRID Project. The «crowd balancing platform» is an innovative solution in the control energy market. The shift in electricity generation towards a large number of smaller generators with volatile production is presenting new challenges for transmission system operators.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991

formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
The e-mobility pioneer KYBURZ is breaking new ground in battery recycling: The Zurich-based company has put an innovative in-house system into operation - the first of its kind in Switzerland. The recycling process developed in collaboration with Empa is environmentally friendly and offers potential beyond the company's own electric vehicle production lines.
Oxyle 2020
ZH
formation
Oxyle uses clean energy to degrade hazardous micropollutants from wastewater, such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chemicals etc.
SUIND 2020
ZH
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Information technology, Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight, Internet of Things
Enabling drone companies to unlock the full potential of drones by providing them with state of the art safety solution.
Swistor 2020
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ]
Swistor develops the next generation of energy storage device for a clean, sustainable future. Our Lithium and Cobalt free solution enables charging our devices ultra fast, extends the lifetime 30 times and is environmentally friendly and safe.
Tesenso 2020

validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] Internet of Things, Sensors, Smartcity, Smarthome & building
Tesenso is a full-stack IoT solution provider, from IoT consulting, proof of concept / MVP projects to mass IoT rollouts. Flexibility, time-to-market, and scalability combined with profound knowledge of the underlying hardware are the key strengths of Tesenso, making sure that customers can rely on solid IoT solutions.
AICA 2019
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT Software
Our team develops custom software and intuitive user interfaces for industrial and consumer applications. We help make robotic applications more accessible to you.
Bionomous 2019
VD
validation
Health & House & Body Care [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Engineering, Healthcare ] IT data usage
Bionomous combines innovative micro-engineering design and machine learning methods to automatically inspect and sort miniature biological entities, in particular the egg of zebrafish Danio rerio, which is a common model for studies in genetics, development and behavioral biology, toxicology.
blueyellow 2019
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Blueyellow provides a platform facilitating Renewable Energy (RE) financial transactions and contributes to making the industry more efficient. Efficiently buy or sell renewable energy assets. We connect renewable energy projects with capital through digital platform and sophisticated fintech solutions.
COCOBOARDS 2019
BE
validation
Construction & buildings, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Building technology, Resource efficiency ]
Cocoboards is a novel, complete natural product, designed in Switzerland and manufactured in the Philippines. It allows to transform agricultural byproducts into sustainable and affordable bio-based materials, replace wood-based panels in the furniture and construction industry, make sustainability available and affordable to everyone, and integrate the local rural communities in the value chain.
CompPair 2020
VD
validation
Construction & buildings [ Airplanes & transport, Maritime and waterways transport, Rail transport, Road vehicles and transport, Sport, Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
CompPair is a forthcoming university spin-off solving damage issues for the composite materials industry. They develop the next generation of smart and sustainable material products to overcome damages.The new materials enable repeated damage healing after a moderate heat trigger. Their technology is the first competitive one with extremely high commercial potential in terms of multiple repair ability and recycling, while preserving mechanical properties, cost and processing methods as in many industrial systems. By extending their product portfolio to other fibres and resins, they have the ability to disrupt the industry; bringing repair and recycling functionalities to composites while matching current requirements.
Cook Eat 2019
ZH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Healthcare ] Communication, Low technology
Cook Eat mediates home-cooked food from private to private on the online community marketplace. It closes the gap between expensive restaurants and time-consuming self-catering. Wherever our members register, culinary diversity is created around the clock.
Cowa Thermal Solutions 2019
LU
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Energy storage other than batteries, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
We develop compact thermal energy storage systems based on phase change materials for building services engineering and industrial plants. Our technology can be ideally combined with renewable energy sources and increases their own consumption by linking supply and demand of energy through our storage systems. COWA-Caps increase the storage capacity of water-based thermal energy storage systems by exploiting the melting and solidification processes of the filling material (phase change material PCM). COWA-Caps filled with PCM can be easily inserted into existing or new hot water, buffer or cold storage tanks. By selecting the PCM, the storage tank temperature can be ideally adapted to the application.
DePoly 2020
VS
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
DePoly has developed a novel solution allowing the chemical recycling of PET plastic. They won the venture competition in 2019 and are in the process of founding.
dimpora AG 2019
ZH
validation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Functional clothes, Resource sufficiency, Sport, Waste & recycling ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Enabling technologies, Filters & Membranes, Material & Products based on biomass, New chemical materials, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
We produce eco-friendly functional membranes for the outdoor textile industry. Our 2D products involve a conventional lamination of the dimpora membrane onto a textile. The waterproof fluorine-free membrane is mainly based on polyurethane and undergoes our template removal approach to create the necessary porosity, thus achieving an excellent breathability. We are also currently scaling up our first biodegradable membrane.
Edison 2019
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Information technology ] IT network, Wind energy
Management and engineering consultancy, in particular in the area of project management, contract management, operational excellence, sales, patents, product certification, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, as well as research and development of new products and processes mainly in the power industry and in renewable and marine renewable energy industry.
enviBee 2019
ZH
validation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring, Water Management ] IT data usage
The company develops software solutions for data analysis for mass spectrometric long-term monitoring of organic micropollutants in aquatic systems.
exnaton 2019
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics
We drive the Energy Transition using Real-time Smart Meter Data
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