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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
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.
Beyond Scroll 2021

formation
At Beyond Scroll we sell Oil-free compressor for medical, AC for E-car & Hydrogen Fuel Stations
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.
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.
buildup 2013
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Building technology, Construction of buildings, Information technology ]
We create potential for better building: We believe that the availability, comparability and networking of information and actors can unlock this potential. buildup provides all players in the Swiss construction industry with an independent online platform with the central database for construction products, the SwissBIMLibrary. We are inspired by the desire to promote cooperation between the players and network them with each other. This increases productivity and creates the conditions for better building. We offer decision-makers, planners, suppliers, manufacturers and associations the opportunity to make their information, services and products available to a wide audience. The creation and exchange of results- and performance-oriented construction tenders is made easier for all parties involved.
capsule hotel 2018
LU
validation
Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Hotel ] Low technology
Affordable hotel, with privacy and community. Every single “capsule” can be closed, providing the guest with its own little room. The generously designed interior delivers high-speed internet, electricity, a safe, ventilation and other comforts.
CarbonActive 2011
ZG
established
Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Filters & Membranes
CarbonActive aspires to develop optimized solutions for use in air purification technology (Filters) for buildings.
catch-e 2019
SG
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Energy management solutions, Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-car, e-mobility
catch-e offers test drives with electric vehicles over several days to test how suitable an electric car is. catch-e stands not only for test drives with electric cars and two-wheelers, but above all for stable information and professional help in the field of electric mobility and a well-rounded project for all employee levels. Based on the infrastructure, catch-e will work out a recommendation for the appropriate investment program in the company.
Celeroton 2008
ZH
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Geophysical & technical
They develop, produce and sell ultra-high-speed electric motor-drive systems and turbo compressors, achieving speeds up to 1 million rpm. With speed they reduce volume and weight.
ChemAlive 2017
VD
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Software driven by machine learning that allows the chemical industry to model chemistry, improve yield and generate new chemical leads. The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The efficiency and reliability of our approach opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.
Circulago (WWZ) 2018
ZG
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Cooling technology, Heat Exchanger, Heating in buildings
Circulago is a project for the supply of Zug and Baar-Süd with environmentally friendly heating and cooling energy. It is obtained from the water of the Zugersee.
Cleanea 2008
GE
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Resource efficiency ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Cleanea is an innovative company that markets a machine, the Europa V5. By using water, electricity, and the addition of a little salt, our machine produces, In Situ, by electrolysis a detergent and disinfectant to clean the surfaces of an office building and replaces 80% of traditional chemistry.
Clean Motion 2019
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care
Develops self-disinfecting door handles to avoid germ transmission.
Clesana 2015
SG
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Low technology
We work every day on continuous technological progress and create physical, emotional and ecological well-being through our waterless toilet solutions. The Clesana toilet does not require a single drop of water. Also no chemicals or other pollutants, which are used in other camper toilets and pollute the environment. The Clesana toilet seals all waste after each use, odourless and leakproof. Through this consistent waterless solution we protect rivers, lakes and seas from unnecessary pollution.
Codecheck 2012
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Codecheck is an online product guide that helps critical consumers and consumers in their purchasing decisions. Through Codecheck.info, consumers receive 65 million free-of-charge independent expert information and evaluations on currently 95,000 products (mainly food and cosmetics).
cofoundme 2017
ZG
validation
Communication, Media, Education or Games IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
cofoundme is the biggest matching platform for startup jobs in Switzerland. We enable entrepreneurs to find cofounders for their projects and startups to recruit staff. You’re looking for a job in the Startup ecosystem, you’re at the right place!
collaboratio helvetica 2017
BE
formation
Behavioural change [ Unknown ]
We create spaces for dialogue, new ways of collaboration and the collective development of approaches to shaping the Switzerland of tomorrow –built on ecological responsibility, humanity and the common good.
CoolTEC 2007
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
Low-cost solutions for high energy efficiency. CoolTec help to find the best solution for you in the field of renewable energy , like solar panels for heat or power production. KnowHow about Thermal DrainBack Systems.
Cormo 2013
VS
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
Cormo AG offers new sustainable solutions from Corn. The company developed and patented the process for turning corn-field waste into a 100% sustainable peat moss substitute (TEFA) for the agricultural industry and foam products (BABS) for material science use such as air filters.
crowdify (100-days.net) 2011
ZH
growth
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
On the crowdfunding-platform 100-days.net, Initiators present their projects and get them funded by lots of individuals, known as Boosters, for a duration of up to 120 days. In return, the Boosters receive unique goodies from the Initiator. Often the projects are environmental, artist or cultural
Crownhealth 2014
TI
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Healthcare ]
We craft the essential active life inspired nutritional products, 100% free of additives, organic, plant-based and backed by science.
CTU Clean Technology Universe 2010
ZH
sold but still independently active
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
Waste treatment with Responsibility and Value Recovery
Daxtro Swiss International Engineering Company 2000
TI
established
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity, Engineering, Waste & recycling ] Enabling technologies, Hydro energy, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
Daxtro Swiss International Engineering Company S.A.R.L.® is a Cleantech Swiss company dedicated to developing, manufacturing, distributing and installing products relating to the environmental sector. They have three divisions: DAXTRO WATERS: Specialized in the field of water purification at any level (waste water treatment for municipalities and industries; also have desalination plants, filtration and drinking water systems). DAXTRO ENERGY: Leader in the field of renewable energy generation (Photovoltaic plants & Eolic systems). DAXTRO TECHNOLOGY: Promotes and commercialize high-tech products for Industrial Applications.
EcoWaste 2003
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Smartcity
EcoWaste SA offers a complete range of ecological products and services for optimizing the management of all types of waste.
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