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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
cofoundme 2017
ZG 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!
CombaGroup 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
VD CombaGroup is an award-winning Swiss agro-tech company that provides innovative farming solutions in mobile aeroponics. Our patented technology greatly reduces water consumption and contamination risks while offering maximum productivity per square meter. Our efficient and mechanised irrigation and spacing systems produce clean, fresh and pesticide-free lettuce and aromatic plants all year round.
CO-OBJECTIVES 21 2017
GE Supporting Businesses and Communities of Switzerland in optimizing their performance ENVIRONMENTAL material in waste management and reduction of costs associated with it. To propose innovative solutions.
CoolTEC 2007 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
VD 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.
Cortexia 2016 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] data usage, smartcity, smart device
FR Cortexia's solution allows the cities to monitor urban littering, improving the city's cleanliness while reducing cleansing costs. Our intelligent vision measurement systems provide an objective measurement and detailed mapping of urban litter. Mobile cameras recognise and map the littering according to categories in the whole city and compute a cleanliness index.
CPD-Swiss 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
AG Production of bio-diesel from biomass, old oil and household waste.
CTU Clean Technology Universe 2010 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)
ZH Waste treatment with Responsibility and Value Recovery
CyanoGuard 2016 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Healthcare ] Bio technologies, new chemical materials
ZH CyanoGuard AG is a chemical technology company with innovative solutions for the detection of cyanide in water, food extracts and blood samples.
CycloCity 2010 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Resource efficiency ] e-bike, e-mobility
VD An eco-utility vehicle 100% clean for the service of your business
Cymmersion 2016 Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Information technology ] gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AG Our main focus is on the development of immersive applications, especially Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
Daphne Technology 2017 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Maritime and waterways transport, Transport & logisticsof goods ] unknown
VD Daphne Technology SA is developing a catalyst-free scrubber technology to help the petrochemical, power and transportation industries to reduce air emissions to the levels required by international and national regulations. Daphne Technology’s patented nanotechnology based solutions can be miniaturized and is especially well-suited to meet the requirements of marine vessels.
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.
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)
DEPsys 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid
VD DEPsys is a leading Swiss technology company establishing thought leadership in the energy market. It provides evolutive solutions based on GridEye platform enabling traditional power distribution networks to cope with the new constraints of decentralized production from renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic systems and electromobility technologies. GridEye provides an innovative technology solution for distribution system operators (DSO). Uniquely positioned with its deployment simplicity, it is the only solution that can make a grid smart in ONE day, avoiding all installation hassles with true plug & play functionality. GridEye is deployed and operated by DSOs in eight countries in Europe and Asia.
Designergy 2011 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Construction of buildings, Electricity ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
GR Designergy operates in the construction sector since 2011. It developed a unique and innovative idea for building roofs, consisting in a modular system with excellent thermal insulation and complete water tightness all integrated with photovoltaic (PV).
Designwerk Products 2017
ZH electric trucks are a solution not an alternative. Performance, ecology and economy combined.
Designwerk Technologies 2009 Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Information technology ] e-car, e-mobility, E-vehicle charging
ZH 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.
dhp technology 2015 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics
GR dhp created HORIZON which is a solar folding roof system which turn parking lots and logistics areas into electric power plants. HORIZON unfolds when the sun shines and automatically retracts into a storage unit afterwards.
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.
Distran AG 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection, Resource efficiency ] Acoustic materials & technologies e.g. noise, vibration mitigation, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH Distran is a spin-off from the Autonomous System Lab, ETH Zurich, developing advanced acoustic sensors for industrial applications. Distran's goal is to reduce risks for industrial workers and the environmental impact of the industry through the use of sound sensing and technology.
DM-Green 2017 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] low technology
VD DM-Green SA: Sells and installs waste recovery, treatment and recovery solutions.
Dokspot 2014 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Dokspot allows manufacturers to manage and distribute their product instructions online. Our platform provides instructions at the right time, for the right product, in the right language, and in the right version. We enable manufacturers to reduce their CO₂ footprint, simplify their operations, and increase their profit margins, all the while making life easier for the end-user.
droople 2018 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
DSPlus 2003 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity efficiency ] enabling technologies, lighting
VS DSPlus designs, develops and markets electronic light dimmers that integrate into public lighting systems. Thus contributes to reducing energy consumption and light pollution. DSPlus is a Swiss high-tech company, founded in 2004 as a spin-off of HES-SO Valais.
eaternity 2014 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Eaternity has developed innovative software for private and professional use. It is based on an easy to understand and yearly reviewed live cycle analysis (LCA-database. This is currently the largest and most comprehensive database for carrying out environmental calculations for menus. With Eaternity, we offer everyone the opportunity to make a sustainable choice when selecting their everyday food.
eCarUp 2017 Transport & Mobility [ Services pooling ] e-car, e-mobility, E-vehicle charging, smartcity
ZG With our solution, we maximise returns from under-utilised charging stations for electric cars at offices, hotels, retail centres or apartment complexes – and transform payments with our intuitive app.
ECHOJAZZ 2015 Construction & buildings [ Waste & recycling ] Acoustic materials & technologies e.g. noise, vibration mitigation, new chemical materials
LU We provide high performance acoustic absorbers for offices, retail, restaurants, hotels, gyms, pools etc. to improve speech intelligibility, wellbeing, concentration and performance.
ecocoach 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Photovoltaics, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
SZ App for smart home automation managing PV, heating, security and other devices. Battery development and modification.
ecoRobotix 2011 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] automated or self driving, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Photovoltaics, Resource saving agricultural technologies
VD ecorobotix develops, produces and sells innovative farming machines that require low energy and that reduce the negative ecological impact of modern agriculture, while keeping costs competitive.
Ecosapin 2012 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Forestry ] low technology
VD EcoSapin delivers a Christmas tree in a pot for Christmas. After the end of the year holidays, the professionals of the company come to recover the tree which is then brought back to nature or the tree nursery.
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