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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). Discover the companies by using the search filters. Sort the list by clicking on the arrows next to founding year, canton and phase. If your innovation is missing, please add your project here .

Company Name Founding year Canton Phase Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
Climeworks 2009
ZH
growth
[ climate carbon removal ] Climate technologies
Climeworks develops, builds and operates direct air capture machines. With our technology we capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. The air-captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and used as a raw material, or completely removed from the air by safely storing it. Our machines consist of modular CO₂ collectors that can be stacked to build machines of any size. Climeworks direct air capture machines are powered solely by renewable energy or energy-from-waste.
Designwerk Technologies 2009
ZH
established
[ Engineering, Information technology ] e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
Designwerk sells charging stations (mobile and fix) and specialized in the development of electric vehicle and truck systems and battery. On clients behalf, they develop complete systems from the study to the prototype with regard to mechanics, electronics, software.
eSMART Technologies 2011
VD
established
[ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smarthome & building
eSMART develops intelligent systems for building automation. It can manage building functions like heating, lighting, electricity or videophone systems with a touchscreen in the living room or a smartphone app. The screen can also display the current use of electricity and water in real-time, informing occupants about energy consumption.
Explosion Power 2009
AG
established
[ Energy Production, Heating and cooling energy, Information technology, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Enabling technologies, Filters & Membranes, Heat industrial usage
Small explosion generator to clean heat pump tubes of industrial processes Participation: Online cleaning technology with Shock Pulse Technology to remove deposits on heat exchanger surfaces, e.g. membrane walls and tube bundles for large boiler plants (waste to energy, biomass, industrial heat recovery eg.)
Green Motion 2009
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Engineering ] Battery, e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
Green Motion is an independent company founded in Lausanne in 2009, which locally designs and produces charging systems for electric vehicles. The Swiss company is among pioneers of the charging infrastructure market, and has been successfully installing its charging stations throughout the country for more than 10 years. The Green Motion line includes private and public charging stations, quick chargers as well as centralized charging management systems for public parking. All Green Motion stations are designed to operate in network and include state-of-the-art functions such as multi-channel payment, vehicle charging regulation as a function of usage of the electric network as well as roaming between national and international operators.
greenTEG 2009
ZH
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Heating in buildings, Internet of Things, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Sensors
U-value, R-value, humidity, and surface temperature measurements made easy. We produce heat flux sensors as a ETH Spin off (patented technology, production in Switzerland). We developed a unique U-value measurement tool for usage by energy consultants and building physics.
PubliBike 2010
FR
established
[ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency, Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike, e-mobility, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Since 2009, PubliBike has been offering bike sharing networks in several Swiss cities and is constantly expanding its offer. We take care of everything: from the development of a site concept to starting the service, including operations, customer service and network promotion... To strengthen our teams, we regularly look for creative, motivated and passionate profiles for the mobility of the future.
Sensorscope 2009
VD
growth
[ Environmental monitoring, Information technology ] IT data usage, Smart device
Sensorscope is an IT company with a strong know-how in radio communication, hardware/software engineering, and database technologies, that applies cutting-edge data collection technology to wireless monitoring.
Techsep 2009
VD
restructuring, on hold, no development
[ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Filters & Membranes
The company's main objective is the development, manufacture and marketing of all products and processes relating to environmental protection, including in particular compact equipment for road water treatment, in compliance with current legislative requirements. (Treatment of roadway waters)
wy.by 2009
LU
growth
[ 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.
Adventerra Games 2009
TI
established
Behavioural change [ 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. ​
de Cavis 2009

established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Physical & chemical & nano technologies
De Cavis supports customers in the development and marketing of patented foaming technology for the production of highly porous mineral materials with air contents between 50 and 95vol%, on the development of ceramic buoyancy bodies for underwater vehicles as well as on the production of high-purity and ultra-high-purity magnesium.
Entomos 2009
VD
validation
[ Food production & retail ] food tech
the world's first 50/50 flexi-burger made with 50% organic Swiss mealworms and 50% Swiss beef
Hofladen Express 2009
FL
growth
[ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Save time and choose a bag already prepared by us. With one click you can then customize it to your needs, removing products from the bag and adding new ones, just as you need. We will then deliver your order.
Sensefly 2009
VD
sold but still independently active
Enabling technologies, Smart device
Our proven drone solutions simplify the collection and analysis of geospatial data, allowing professionals in surveying, agriculture, engineering and humanitarian aid to make better decisions, faster. senseFly was founded in 2009 and is the commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group.
Serbot 2009
NW
sold but still independently active
Construction & buildings Photovoltaics, Robotic
SERBOT AG is a leading Swiss technology company in the field of advanced service robots and moving systems. Its innovations have achieved several rewards. Serbot develops and produces intelligent robot systems to clean sophisticated surfaces such as photovoltaic solar panels, large glass facades.
Smixin 2009
BE
established
[ Resource efficiency ] Internet of Things, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Smixin – based on a mixing unit which automatically mixes water, soap and air, touch-free, started a little revolution in 2009. Because hand washing has never been more economical and hygienic.
Allani Sunlife Holding 2008
FR
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Electricity, Resource efficiency ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smarthome & building
Sunlife consists of a group of enterprises, formed into a Holding that promotes and develops original ideas and concepts to evolve solar technology and products into economic structures capable of generating a revenue. E.g. Solar Tourism, Solar agriculture.
Avantama (nanograde) 2008
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production),Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
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.
Battery Consult 2008
BE
validation
[ Electricity, Energy storage, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ] Battery, Renewable technologies
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.
Decentlab GmbH 2008
ZH
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Construction & buildings,Food, Farming or Forestry,Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas),Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ air quality, Building technology, Energy efficiency, Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Water Management ] Enabling technologies
Decentlab GmbH has developed a measurement and monitoring system that delivers data to the computer without cabling. Data on the condition of bridges or trees, for example. Participation: Decentlab is a Swiss company providing wireless sensor devices and services for distributed, cost-effective monitoring solutions. The sensor devices communicate wirelessly over LoRaWAN® and are designed for ultra low power consumption, capable of operating on batteries for several years. The devices are built for industrial applications and are ready to be deployed in any harsh indoor or outdoor environment. The service framework provides convenient access to measurement data and enables seaml
Decision Trees 2008
SG
growth
[ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Information technology ] Hydro energy, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Decision Trees as a connector between scientific research and practitioners uses cutting edge methodologies of Stochastic Optimization and offers customized software and consultancy to energy producers and traders.
digitalSTROM 2008
ZH
established
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Lighting, Smarthome & building
digitalSTROM AG offers a Smart Home Technology for every home connecting all electronic systems for optimizing use. Its application is intuitive and easy to install, the technology communicates via the existing power lines and networks all electronic devices and well as broad-band devices.
Enairys Powertech 2008
VD
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption,Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency ] Battery, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Renewable technologies
Enairys offers a wide range of innovative and clean energy storage & management solutions, based on its proprietary hydro-pneumatic and power electronic technologies. These solutions enhance the exploitation of intermittent renewable sources like wind and solar sources, and enable electricity consumers and producers to improve their energy efficiency or autonomy while preserving the environment.
GreenGT 2008
VD
growth
[ Electricity efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility, Hydro energy, Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
GreenGT is an independent Swiss company that has designed and developed high-performance clean and durable electric-hydrogen propulsion systems since 2008. GreenGT technology is based on the use of the hydrogen-powered electric motor through the use of the fuel cell.
kWIQly 2008
BE
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Financing and financial services ] Climate technologies, IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
kWIQly interprets automatic meter reading data and identifies energy waste. Online discovery of energy saving opportunities from consumption data; kWIQly distils actionable insights from energy metering and weather data for energy managers. This allows energy retailers to support clients, ease acquisition, improve retention and drive cross-sales.
Misurio (energyon) 2008
VS
established
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Information technology, Many fields ] Battery, Enabling technologies, Hydro energy, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
Software and consulting for optimizing economic decisions around utility investments in capacity, storage and grid.
Signa-Terre 2008
GE
growth
[ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Energy audits and analysis for building energy use; Signa-Terre SA specialises in the energy monitoring of existing buildings and in assisting project owners in renovation/construction projects. Our objective is to identify the potential energy and financial savings of buildings and to propose solutions adapted for this purpose.
Swiss Fresh Water 2008
VD
established
[ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency, Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics
Swiss Fresh Water (SFW) develops a low cost and decentralized water treatment system, working thanks to solar energy or to the grid. The maintenance is furthermore supported by an Online service platform on Internet.
Swiss Hydrogen 2008
FR
growth
[ Electricity ] Hydro energy, Hydro energy (small scale), Wearable devices or apps
Swiss Hydrogen SA develops clean energy solutions for a variety of applications. The common factor is hydrogen! When produced using renewable energy, hydrogen becomes the ultimate clean energy vector, permitting zero-loss storage, simple scalability, and zero-emission electricity production. At Swiss Hydrogen, we strive to deliver tailor-made, turn-key solutions.
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