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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
Swisspod Technologies 2019
VS
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Rail transport, Road vehicles and transport ] Electric batteries, Renewable technologies
Building the next mode of transportation: Hyperloop With a virtually non-existent environmental footprint, our vision of the Hyperloop has limitless potential to enrich our lives as well as our planet.
SWOXID 2021
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Renewable technologies
SWOXID developed a gravitational solar-thermal water purifier, which filters and sterilizes contaminated water with sunlight. It does not require electricity, nor dosage of chemical agents to provide the sterilization effect. The technology is based on an innovative nanoporous aerogel composite membrane which - upon solar irradiation - is able to render contaminated water safe by removing and inactivating infectious disease-causing biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms.
Tinamu Labs 2018
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Airplanes & transport ] Drone & flight, Video and Film
Tinamu Labs is at the forefront of intelligent drone cinematography turning drones into reliable and safe flying cameras, delivering stunning footage at a fraction of the cost. Their flying multi-camera system enables boundless possibilities including longtime events via combining multiple drones into one single virtual camera, multi-camera productions, mobile lighting, AR solutions in sports as well as motion tracking over long distances to name just a few.
Tremola 2011
GL
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] e-mobility
Market introducution of a flexible, environmentally conscious vehicle, which is both economical and fun to drive.
Unisers 2019
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Photovoltaics, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Detection of trace-impurities in ultrapure water UNISERS created a fully-automated universal chemical sensor capable of identifying multiple and different impurities in water. This technology will help the semiconductors industry to maintain the purity level of the rinsing water in the chip production, eventually improving the reliability and the manufacturing yield of the chips.
UniSieve 2018
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy efficiency ] Filters & Membranes
Over 10% of the total energy consumption worldwide is due to separation processes. To target this issue, we developed a membrane technology, which allows cost and energy efficient separation of gases. The technology is based on an inventive way of integrating metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into polymeric membranes. The UniSieve technology has the potential to create various separation solutions for small-scale home applications (B2C), and also large-scale industrial processes (B2B). Currently, the focus is set on building modules for the purification of hydrogen (energy, cleantech industry) and propylene (oil&gas, chemical industry).
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.
v-locker 2019
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Road vehicles and transport ] e-bike
V-Locker is a very compact, automatic parking and storage system that allows e-bikes and bicycles to be parked on the smallest possible space requirements.
Zaphiro Technologies 2016
VD
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Sensors, Smart device, Smartgrid
SynchroGuard is a new smart solution for electrical grid monitoring and automation. Thanks to its advanced sensing infrastructure, SynchroGuard has the outstanding feature to combine in a single solution real-time grid monitoring, optimal control of grid resources, and smart fault management.
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
Advantec Polymers 2017
ZH
formation
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Construction of buildings ] New chemical materials
production of chemical, which reduces energy demand in production of wood boards, and reselling the wood.
Aluminium Electric Storage 2019
SZ
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Energy storage other than batteries
HybridStock - Hybrid seasonal storage system for renewable heat and electricity based on an aluminium redox cycle
BeeHelpful (Primalbee) 2017
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture ] Resource saving agricultural technologies
Beehelpful has developed a new patented class of hives (Primalbee) that improve the health of bees, increase pollination capacity and reduce the chemical treatment of hives.
Beyond Scroll 2021

formation
At Beyond Scroll we sell Oil-free compressor for medical, AC for E-car & Hydrogen Fuel Stations
Clean Motion 2019
VD
formation
Health & House & Body Care
Develops self-disinfecting door handles to avoid germ transmission.
collaboratio helvetica 2017
BE
formation
Behavioural change [ Unknown ]
We create spaces for dialogue, new ways of collaboration and the collective development of approaches to shaping the Switzerland of tomorrow –built on ecological responsibility, humanity and the common good.
enerdrape 2020
VD
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy
We help existing buildings to save energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with a simple and clean solution without any drastic infrastructure changes. Our modular geo-thermal panels are easily installed indoor with a minimum impact on the existing infrastructure to efficiently harvest geothermal and waste heat sources accumulated in any kind of existing environments.
eQtiq 2019
ZH
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology, Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
With eQtiq - Receipt 2.0 secure, easy and eco-friendly interactive receipt archive - purchasing history is available always when needed enhancing user experience & client-merchant relationship.
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.
Flybotix 2019
VD
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Drone & flight
FlybotiX technology aims to double the flight time of compact drones. We use our technology as a building block to create a 350mm, dual rotor, collision tolerant drone. The system is suitable for in-structure and indoor inspection. The technology is usable in virtually any drone application.
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.
Infrascreen 2019
NE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] New chemical materials, Resource saving agricultural technologies
We used nano-technologies to design the next generation of greenhouse screens. Our screens are game changer in terms of performance and impact. Participation: We used nano-technologies to design the next generation of greenhouse screens. Our screens are game changer in terms of performance and impact.
Kyburz battery recycling 1991
ZH
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, 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.
lalana 2021

formation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ clothes, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
High quality and 100% recycled textile yarn for your next project. Inspiration for #knitting #crochet or #macramé.
Mastercoldbrewer (re-coffee) 2017
SG
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
Coffee - Drinks that are manufactured without the effects of heat. This lead to preserved aromas and vitamines. The products are fair and mostly organic.
Mia & Noa 2019
GE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
mia&noa proposes the first purpose-built zero-waste coffee bar.
Olanga ( previously myFoodWaste ) 2020
BS
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Environmental monitoring, Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Internet of Things
Olanga is the Swiss solution for sustainable food consumption and Food Waste reduction in the gastronomy. It allows to preorder food with an app at company retaurants et university to personalize the diet plan and gives planning security to the restaurants. Olanga leads to sustainable cost savings and Food Waste reduction and helps to protect natural resources. Olanga can reduce the costs in canteens by up to 3% and significantly increase customers satisfaction
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.
Ponera 2019
TI
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use.
Ponera Group has developed a unique logistic solution based on an innovative design of pallets’ system which decreases packing costs by minimizing the transport inefficiencies. The flexibility of this innovation makes it applicable to wide range of industries.
Power to Gas (Energie 360° & PSI) 2016
ZH
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Renewable technologies
Efficiently producing energy from biowaste: A technology developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and tested in collaboration with the Zurich-based energy provider Energie 360° makes it possible. It extracts significantly more methane from biowaste than conventional methods. For this important contribution to a sustainable energy supply, PSI and Energie 360° have now been awarded the Watt d'Or 2018 in the Renewable Energy category by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
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