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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
SoFlow (Lou Skateboard) 2015 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
SG „Green energy is the future!“ So-Flow stands for innovative high-quality e-mobility products and developed the electric skateboard Lou.
Webmodus (SUN-D) 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Lighting
AG We design and produce an exclusive, flexible and naturally adapting lighting system beyond comparison. The backbone of all our products is the same basic principle of redirecting light. SUN-Displays find their use as high standard, aesthetic eye catchers in foyers and entrance halls as well as part of exhibitions and events providing high flexibility for utilisation and a unique fusion of information and light. Whenever the backside of the screen is illuminated the frontside starts to shine. It doesn’t matter what light source you use.
kWIQly 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, 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
BE 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.
Swiss Fresh Water 2008 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency, Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Photovoltaics
VD 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.
QWSTION 2011 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
ZH Swiss backpack brand QWSTION is known for combining design and functionality with sustainability. Since 2008 the design studio has been developing versatile carry solutions for everyday use – with an understated look and a low environmental footprint.
Energie Zukunft Schweiz 2006 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Energy storage ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smartcity, Smart device, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building, Solarthermal energy
BS As one of the driving forces we are commited to a sustainable energy future in Switzerland.
TVP Solar 2008 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
GE TVP Solar SA is a Swiss company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative, high-vacuum flat solar thermal panels based on a proprietary technology for cooling and heating applications. TVP Solar is a game-changer in the solar thermal industry, effectively competing with electricity in the cooling and industrial process heat markets, while introducing new thermal energy-producing roofs for the residential market.
digitalSTROM (aizo group) 2008 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Information technology ] Internet of Things, IT network
ZH The Smart Home standard digitalSTROM stands for a holistic networking concept for building technology, household appliances, home electronics and assistance systems. The manufacturer-independent digitalSTROM platform makes it possible for devices to be controlled via software, to work together sensibly and to become intelligent. Analog devices such as luminaires, blinds and push-buttons are digitised using the digitalSTROM terminals and networked with each other and with the Web via the existing power line.
TellCo Europe 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency ] Lighting, Photovoltaics, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
TI TellCo Europe Sagl based in Switzerland is an international company, active in renewable energy systems and design and production of Solar Lighting Solutions and Solar Electricity Solutions. TellCo Europe is a leading organisation with the ability to plan, design, deploy, develop, integrate, and supply products for ECO and SOLAR demands.
Battery Consult 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency ] 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.
Swiss Hydrogen 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Hydro energy, Hydro energy (small scale), Wearable devices or apps
FR 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.
Signa-Terre 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
GE 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.
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.
Decision Trees 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Information technology ] Hydro energy, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
SG Decision Trees GmbH (DTrees) is a professional consulting and software company for the introduction of innovative stochastic optimization models in the energy industry. The Software (DT.Energy Suite is for optimizing renewable energy production, virtual power plants)
Allani Sunlife Holding 2008 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Resource efficiency ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smarthome & building
FR 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.
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.
digitalSTROM 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Lighting, Smarthome & building
ZH 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.
Celeroton 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Geophysical & technical
ZH 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.
Xperience GmbH (snowXpark) 2008 Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Sport ] e-mobility
OW Rent an electro-powered snowmobile and discover your limits, while drifting and jetting around the tight curves on the market track with help of a lot of bodywork. The snowXpark is the highlight of every winter trip with its unique driving fun and the exciting racing atmosphere.
Cleanea 2008 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Resource efficiency ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
GE 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.
Decentlab GmbH 2008 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Enabling technologies
ZH 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.
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 & chemical & nano 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.
Enairys Powertech 2008 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Electric batteries, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Renewable technologies
VD 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.
Serbot 2009 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Photovoltaics, Robotic
NW 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.
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.
AVA Biochem (5-hmf) 2015 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
ZG AVA Biochem is the leading producer of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural. 5-HMF serves as building block for many applications in several industries like packaging, construction, textile, cosmetics, food and health. By applying an innovative and highly efficient technology AVA Biochem has become the world’s first company to produce Swiss Made 5-HMF from biomass waste in June 2013. By putting into operation "Biochem-1", the world’s first sustainable industrial production plant for 5-HMF, we have set a clear milestone for the future production of bio based chemicals.
eSMART Technologies 2011 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smarthome & building
VD 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.
Green Motion 2009 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Engineering ] e-car, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
VD 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.
Amphiro 2009 Behavioural change, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity efficiency, Resource sufficiency ] Enabling technologies, Hydro energy (small scale), IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Amphiro develops intelligent systems that indicate the energy consumption when using hot water - and motivate a conscious use of energy. amphiro displays the water and energy consumption directly when showering and thus promotes a conscious use of hot water.
Climeworks 2009 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Climate technologies
ZH Climeworks captures CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Their direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future.
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