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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
terrabiom 2019
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Bio technologies
Terrabiom is on a mission to create sustainable agriculture and community through nature, by improving soil with microbiobes
uzufly 2020
VD
formation
Construction & buildings Drone & flight, IT Software
Uzufly, based at the EPFL Innovation park, generates 2D and 3D digital models with its drones. These models will be used by project owners and the various technical trades. This innovation allows optimal planning of a construction project. Uzufly uses the latest drones on the market to cover buildings to entire cities.
VIRVE 2015
TI
formation
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility
VirVe aims to support the transition to clean and fuel efficient transportation technologies through intelligent analysis of the best available data and implementation of accurate vehicle simulation.
Zarawind 2017
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Wind energy
Our Lighter-Than-Air wind power system is designed compact, cost-effective and eco-friendly to be used in remote off-grid locations. For the installation of the wind power system at that altitude, the use of a buoyant gas aerostat allows the user to carry an electrical generator
AI Retailer Systems 2019
BE
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Trade and Retail ] Automated or self driving, IT network, Smartcity
Our deep tech turns points-of-sale (POS) into Autonomous Store with a superior shopping experience that makes people come back. Our promise to retailers is a solution with minimal POS retrofitting & highest accuracy.
Caminada Energy Technologies 2008
AG
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency ]
The environmentally friendly vegetable oil (Pöl) burner makes your oil heating CO2 neutral. Manly used oil should be used.
Circular Food Solutions 2020
SG
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] food tech
They developed an innovative upcycling technology to recover proteins & fibers from food side streams and to create healthy & unique food products.
Clesana 2015
SG
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Enabling technologies
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.
cluster food & nutrition 2022
FR
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Low technology
The Food & Nutrition Cluster is an association that has been active in the food sector since 2015. As a networking and intermediary platform at regional and national level, the Food & Nutrition Cluster aims to strengthen cooperation between the various players in the food ecosystem and support them in their innovation efforts. It combines food processing expertise with know-how on nutrition, health and new technologies, always taking into account sustainability and the principle of the circular economy. More than 80 members and partners from the food, agriculture, packaging and distribution sectors, as well as research and educational institutions, the public sector and trade associations are currently part of the Food & Nutrition Cluster network.
Croply 2020
SZ
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Trade and Retail, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Our goal is to empower farmers, food businesses, and local communities around the world with the tools required to develop more sustainable practices, working towards circular economies that can provide viable futures for everyone, everywhere. Our work focuses primarily on open access systems, built to dismantle the inequality that is present in such an economy driven industry.
duramon 2021

formation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] Sensors
Structural health corrosion monitoring solutions. To build and maintain smarter, cost-effective, safer, and more sustainably. Our solution is an embeddable multifunctional sensors in selected representative locations in concrete structures.
Easy Motors Zürich 2020
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
affordable electromobility and advice for everyone
ecochair
BS
formation
Construction & buildings [ Trade and Retail ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
The ecochair.ch association was founded with the objective of reducing the social and environmental impact of primary production (forestry, mining, oil and gas extraction), processing and manufacturing, by reducing consumer demand for new furniture, in turn reducing the demand for resources needed to manufacture it.
eMobilityLab 2021
BE
formation
Advice and transfer of practical knowledge in the areas of electromobility and charging infrastructure
Enlightware 2017
ZH
formation
Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Games ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Video and Film
Empowering Humans at the Age of Artificial Intelligence. We pursue the mission to foster autonomy, creativity and collaboration skills of each individual through digital products. For more information, read our social impact description.
Epios 2021
GE
formation
Health & House & Body Care [ Healthcare ] Sensors, Smart device, Wearable devices or apps
The Epios system comprises a series of thin leads incorporating sensing electrodes and a miniature implant, inserted beneath the skin. The neural signals are wirelessly transmitted to an external receiver held in place on the skin directly over the implant with a magnet, and from there are conveyed to a wearable data processor and are finally securely stored in the Epios Cloud.
Flatev 2012
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Engineering, Food production & retail ] food tech, Robotic
Flatev describes itself as a Nespresso machine for flatbreads. The Flatev dough-pods are filled with nothing but natural, whole ingredients, made with the body and brain in mind.
Flowconverter Energy 2007
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Hydro energy (small scale)
The company aims to develop, manufacture and operate innovative environmental technologies. The main produkt is the FLOWCONVERTER™, an innovative flow generator for the generation of electric current. The fields of application of FLOWCONVERTER™ are brooks, rivers, canals and ocean currents, where it can be installed without a negative impact on fish or the waters natural behaviour.
Flux Mobility 2021
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Road vehicles and transport ] e-cargo, e-mobility
The start-up develops and builds high-quality e-transporters based on a modular platform concept.
Food from Wood

formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] food tech
Food from Wood explores the production of edible insects whose feed does not compete with human staple foods. The focus is on giant and rose beetle species.
Graphene filter carbon capture 2021
VS
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Climate technologies
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a graphene filter for carbon capture that surpasses the efficiency of commercial capture technologies, and can reduce the cost carbon capture substantially.
green pick (Green Now) 2020
ZH
formation
Behavioural change, Communication, Media, Education or Games, Construction & buildings, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Energy sufficiency, Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
GreenPick is your sustainability compass. With GreenPick, you can find sustainable alternatives in your region in no time and get tips for your everyday life. GreenPick makes local change pioneers from over 50 areas of life visible in an instant, such as nutrition, living, circular economy, health or doing good.
Hängry 2022

formation
Ready to eat dishes from food waste, delivered to you.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991
ZH
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Battery, 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. KYBURZ has deliberately not patented the process and makes the know-how available to all interested parties. The entire basic research and all process steps of the own recycling plant are made transparent.
LUUUP 2021
SG
formation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
LUUUP is a recycling company that uses a chemical process to dissolve cellulose-based fibres to generate feedstock for yarn production. It is working on improved circularity of textile waste to reduce its ecological impact
Mycrobez 2019
BS
formation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Farming & agriculture, Waste & recycling ] New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
MYCROBEZ is based on the insight that it is more efficient to change material instead of changing behavior patterns. In the face of increasing consumption and globalization, Mycrobez does not seek to stop throwaway culture culture, but works to make packaging products disposed of in nature packaging products disposed of in nature are fully degradable and sustainable. The vision, then, is to replace the status quo of petroleum-based packaging products such as Styrofoam in the marketplace and establish a new, circular material standard in the packaging and construction industries.
nematx 2020
ZH
formation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Building technology ] 3D Printing
At NematX, we develop an industrial 3DP platform based on our proprietary «Nematic 3DP Technology». We are the pioneering company to make liquid crystal polymers available for AM. In combination with proprietary part design algorithms and high-precision 3DP hardware, we can offer the combination of part performance & manufacturing precision required for industrial production.
Neology 2017
VD
formation
Neology aims to bring an affordable and clean solution to the commercial transportation, by utilizing ammonia as the carbon-free energy vector.
Nutrai 2016
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Healthcare ] Smart device
We discover the how, when, & why of food consumption patterns that are affecting patients health
Oxyle 2020
ZH
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Oxyle uses clean energy to degrade hazardous micropollutants from wastewater, such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chemicals etc.
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