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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
Climeworks 2009 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Climate technologies
ZH CO2 storage system for renewable energy production.
Techsep 2009 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Filters
VD 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)
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.
Sensefly 2009 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management enabling technologies, smart device
VD 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.
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.
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.
Sensorscope 2009 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology ] data usage, smart device
VD 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.
EVTEC 2010 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-mobility, E-vehicle charging
LU EVTEC offers high speed electric car charging station with different configuration and sizes.
Agile Wind Power 2010 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Resource efficiency ] Climate technologies, enabling technologies, Renewable technologies, Wind energy
ZH Agile Wind Power develops technology solutions for energy production from wind energy. It develops a vertically-rotating wind turbine which is able to reduce maintenance costs, and increase profitability and efficiency.
Joulia 2010 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Healthcare & Bodycare [ Heat energy ] enabling technologies, heating in buildings
BE Invisibly integrated in a slim shower channel, Joulia-Inline recovers heat efficiently from the used shower water. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery unit saves up to 42% energy
Emovemotorstore 2012 Transport & Mobility e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Emovemotorstore GmbH was founded in 2012 with the aim of offering clean, efficient, reliable and affordable mobility in the high-end field of electric mobility.
e-netz 2010 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ]
AG e-Netz AG is an independent planning, engineering and consulting company specialising in technical and energy issues in the energy sector. e-Netz AG unites independent experts for networks, engineering and the energy industry under one roof.
Mr. Green Recycling-Service 2010 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] low technology
ZH The start-up company Mr. Green spares people in Zurich the walk to the collection point: they pick up glass, aluminum cans, pet and batteries from home and dispose of them
Lumartix 2010 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] lighting
VD Lumartix is unveiling new generation power light source. Lumixo plasma lamp reduce dramatically the operating and maintenance costs thanks to producing directly spectrum AM1.5 or AM0 (without filter) and the very long lamp life time up to 40'000 hours.
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
YouMo 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering ] e-bike, e-mobility
SG More than just an E-bike.
World Climate Credit (MySollars) 2010 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD MySollars enables socially and environmentally responsible companies to directly engage with consumers, thus improving the effectiveness of their CSR initiatives.
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
Positive Energy 2010 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Renewable technologies
VD The Positive Energy Company is a group of businesses whose vision is to make sustainability accessible in all walks of life. Each of our companies will lead the effort to bring sustainability to their areas of activity, in the form of positive energy.
Qualysense 2010 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Forestry ] enabling technologies
ZH QualySense develops high-end solutions for a safe and sustainable food supply. By pioneering single-kernel analysis, combining two sensing technologies - QualySense is helping seed breeders, food companies and inspection agencies to achieve excellence in nutrition, health and safety.
Pingen 2010 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) enabling technologies
ZH Pingen is a web based service to automate the process of sending electronic documents as postal letters. By partnering with professional print companies distributed across various markets, Pingen achieves faster deliveries, cheaper prizes while even reducing the carbon footprint.
Magripol 2010 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] heating in buildings
VD Magripol manufactures ecological and natural insulation for all needs of the construction industry.
ENSY 2010 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Hydro energy (small scale)
GR ENSY AG manifactures plans, installs and manages Drinking Water Turbines to produce electricity in small communities.
Novaton 2010 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Engineering ] Climate technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
ZH NOVATON builds sea worthy NOVA Solar Islands of various sizes - floating solar islands, rotate for optimal sunlight to industrial energy production; In addition they devloped NOVACAT, a solar operated autonomous surface vehicle to navigate autonomously on high seas and other water surfaces
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.
NVTerra 2010 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Filters, Physical or chemical technologies
VS NVterra S.A. is a Swiss based technology company specialized in water purification with clean technologies, such as electrolysis, which are often combined with other physic-chemical and biological treatments.
streamwise 2010 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Transport & Mobility [ Engineering ] data usage, enabling technologies, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH Fluid sensor: innovation and problem-tailored advice in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. Data analytics is the logical consequence of our work as engineers. Wireless sensor solutions.
SwissGeoPower Engineering 2010 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Heat energy ] Geothermal energy
AG SwissGeoPower Engineering AG constructs, operates, rents and sells power plants nationally and internationally for the production of primarily electricity and secondarily heat from deep geothermal energy. These are closed petro-geo-energy power plants, which produce electricity and heat in a clean, sustainable and self-sufficient manner, which guarantees autonomy.
Catecar Industries 2010 Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-car, e-cargo, e-mobility, Filters, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
VD Catecar is a Swiss private company born in 2010 dedicated to innovation, development production and commercialization of products in the field of a green and cleaner individual transportation to reduce the warming climate and air pollution, more specifically as regards PM, NOx and CO2. Out of three projects in which Catecar is currently involved : 1. Dragonfly, the first depolluting car ; 2. Catefuel, the Truck CO2 Capture, 3. CatecairTM the PM, NOx and then CO2 air cleaner.
Grove Boats 2010 Transport & Mobility [ Maritime and waterways transport, Mobility & Fleet management, Waste & recycling ] e-mobility, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
VD Grove Boats SA designs, builds and commercializes electro-solar and hybrid boats intended for passenger transportation, for capacities ranging from 12 to 100 passengers. Our products are designed in Switzerland, built in Europe and used throughout the world; they combine nautical know-how and solar technology. Our experienced technical team is also available for engineering and consulting mandates related to “clean navigation” and the development of prototypes. Such developments enabled us for example to recently launch the “Solar SeaCleaner”, first st “zero emission” boat to clean port and swimming areas
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