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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
cluster food & nutrition 2022
FR
formation
[ 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.
eightinks 2022
ZH
validation
[ Energy storage ] Battery
Eightinks manufactures and designs lithium ion solid-state batteries. By regarding industrial production at an industrial scale their technology is suitable for large scale productions. By implementing a recyclable fast-charging cell design the batteries are more efficient to produce and more eco-friendly.
Enchar 2022
ZH
validation
[ Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Material & Products based on biomass
Enchar is the first comprehensive B2B biochar market platform. With the help of their expertise and their biochar database Enchar helps customers pick the right form of biochar for their endeavor. For suppliers the platform offers an easy and risk free way to sell their produce.
GridSteer 1018
VD
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Battery
Gridsteer's main goal is to facilitate the energy transition. We aim at helping the grid cope with the growth of intermittent renewables coupled with the electrification of both mobility and heating. To do so, we dimension and control stationary batteries in industrial sites. Our proprietary control software allows industrials to have an energy backup which reduces their electricity bill and generates revenues by providing flexibility to the grid.
Hängry 2022
ZH
formation
[ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
Ready to eat dishes from food waste, delivered to you.
hoyou 2022
ZG
validation
[ Building technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The first Swiss real estate exchange platform. House against house, flat against flat, small against large, country against city: hoyou offers searchers a simple platform where they can present their current home and find a new home at the same time.
mycosuisse 2022

validation
Construction & buildings,Food, Farming or Forestry [ Construction of buildings, Farming & agriculture, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies
Mycosuisse develops various applications based on different fungal mycelia, e.g. insulation & packaging material, cleaning agents based on mycoremediation, fungal mycelia-based auxiliaries for plant cultivation
neuraVOLT 2022
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] Battery, e-mobility, IT Software, Smartgrid
euraVOLT enables EV Charging infrastructure to become a key component of an interconnected energy world backed by it’s AI-driven digital ecosystem with data-driven intelligence.
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
OPTIML 2022
ZH
validation
[ Construction of buildings, Energy management solutions, ESG Reporting, Information technology ] IT Software
OPTIML is the next generation of AI-based software for intelligent cost and CO₂-conscious decision support and asset management in the building sector.
qCella 2023
ZH
formation
[ Electricity efficiency ] Material & Products based on biomass
By impregnating natural fibers with copper qCella developped a more energy-efficient heating mats compared to commercially available heating wires. By having a proper electical resistance across the entire structure the heating mats heat homogenously and can be cut into any desired form. By eliminating the need for a heat-losing upholstering layer energy consumption can be reduced.
Rheiazymes 2022

validation
Rheiazymes is a Swiss biotech company on a mission to keep fashion’s high-value polymers in a YARN-TO-YARN® loop using its proprietary Molecular Bio-Recycling. By harnessing natural enzymes, we separate materials at the molecular level back into their main raw components. This reclaimed raw material can then be sold back to industry to make new products. Our first industry application is developing the technology to recover Polyamide from Polyamide-Elastane (PA/EA) blends.
Share.P 2022
ZH
validation
Construction & buildings,Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Mobility & Fleet management ] e-vehicle charging
Share.P is an innovative plug-and-play system that digitizes existing parking infrastructure and solves car parking and electric vehicle charging problems. Share.P solutions reduce traffic and air pollution by enabling building owners to rent out parking spaces and charging stations for electric vehicles in a convenient, fully automated and customizable way.
Airfix 2022
ZH
formation
[ climate carbon removal ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Building a Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage market. Airfix, a new subsidiary of South Pole, combines decades of climate finance and carbon project development expertise with a vision for a scalable Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage market in Switzerland and beyond.
TaoTree 2022
ZH
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction,Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource sufficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
TaoTree has the goal to build an online community focused on more environmentally conscious behavior. Ecological behavior earns you points and allows you to compete with others. The platform is also about the exchange with other environmentally conscious users. It is also intended that Taotree can be used in companies to encourage employees to behave positively with regard to the environment.
Vege'tables 2022
NE
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Vege’tables is a Smart Food consulting company offering concrete solutions to organisations, collective and commercial catering and individuals enabling them unlock their full potential and perform better, while doing their part for the planet.
VEIU Tech 2022
ZH
validation
[ Electricity grids & flexibility, Resource efficiency ] e-vehicle charging, Fleet management, Smartgrid
Charge management solution that leverages E-Fleet operation data to unleash full flexibility potential and create value to grids and EV owners
viboo 2022
ZH
[ Building technology, Heating and cooling energy ] IT Software
Reduce building energy consumption by 20-40% with self-learning predictive control. viboo offers self-learning predictive control on the basis of physics-informed Machine Learning as a cloud service to smart-thermostat and building automation companies.
washo 2022
ZG
validation
[ Cleaning ]
Washo is the environmentally friendly alternative to conventional detergents: Ecologically clean, practical and pre-dosed.
Xilva 2021
ZH
validation
[ climate carbon removal, Forestry ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Xilva is a digital platform where one can invest in regenerative forests. Sourcing, screening and funding are all part of the process through which Xilva enables the support of forest projects all around the globe.
Yuxi 2022
ZH
validation
[ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies, IT data usage, IT Software
Yuxi leverages data from Building Management Systems to optimize the building's energy consumption and indoor quality.
Zurich Soft Robotics 2022
ZH
formation
[ Building technology, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics
Zurich Soft Robotics produces a novel adaptive solar façade named Solskin. It increases photovoltaic energy production compared to conventional methods. Furthermore, the façade offers additional solar protection through AI-controlled shading.
Floating Robotics 2023
ZH
validation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Farming & agriculture, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] Robotic
We automate harvesting and de-leafing in greenhouses with an integrated robotic and AI solution that easily adapts to existing standards.
mygrid 2023
AG
validation
mygrid offers charging systems for electric vehicles for apartment buildings and companies with an easy and transparent user experience for all parties involved.
Borobotics 2023
ZH
formation
[ Engineering ] Robotic
The team at Borobotics has developed an autonomomous compact drilling robot which can be used to extract geothermal energy. The main advantages of using their borerobot "Grabowski" are, that it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than previous drilling methods. In addition the robot is more compact. This way drilling can also be carried out in places where this was not possible before.
BTRY 2023
ZH
formation
[ Energy storage ] Battery
With their reliable solid-state Li-ion battery, which can be charged in one minute, BTRY tries to revolutionize the energy storage industry. By stacking their thin shape thin-film solid-state batteries on top of eachother fast charging and high energy storage tailored to meet the customers needs are enabled. BTRYs innovative vacuum manufacturing process is better for the planet because it is completly solvent-free
Cotierra 2023
ZH
growth
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ climate carbon removal ] Carbon capture and storage
Cotierra AG leads decentralized biochar production, collaborating with leading coffee companies to advance global regenerative agriculture. Its innovative method sequesters carbon, enhances soil health, and increases farmer profits by converting coffee waste into biochar on-site.
Dyneo Technologies 2023

validation
[ Building technology, Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy, Information technology ] Internet of Things, IT blockchain or algorithms, IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, IT Software, Sensors, Smarthome & building
Dyneo develops data acquisition, processing and analysis technologies to support the energy transition of thermal networks.
Emissium 2023
VD
validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Electricity grids & flexibility ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Emissium brings reliable, transparent and actionable electricity emissions data
Fountain 2023
ZH
formation
[ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] food tech
Fountain created a zero-waste beverage vending machine. The drinks are made out of natural essences which the machine directly adds to tap water. The beverages can be personalized and poured directly into a reusable bottle or a glass.
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