Search Database

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
DePoly 2020
VS
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Physical & chemical & nano technologies
DePoly has developed a novel solution allowing the chemical recycling of PET plastic. They won the venture competition in 2019 and are in the process of founding.
DEPsys 2012
VD
established
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid
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.
Designwerk Products 2017
ZH
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road vehicles and transport ] e-cargo, Electric batteries, e-vehicle charging
electric trucks are a solution not an alternative. Performance, ecology and economy combined.
Designwerk Technologies 2009
ZH
established
Transport & Mobility [ Engineering, Information technology ] e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging
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.
deskbird 2020
SG
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
deskbird is the most flexible solution to use inspiring workspaces - where and when you need them. Find relevant workspaces around you and use them fully flexible. You are only charged for the time effectively used, e.g. two hours. Our goal is to support freelancers, startups and established companies on their journey towards the new way of working #NWOW
dhp technology 2015
GR
validation
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
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
ZH
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Lighting, Smarthome & building
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.
dimpora AG 2019
ZH
validation
Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Engineering, Functional clothes, Resource sufficiency, Sport, Waste & recycling ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Enabling technologies, Filters & Membranes, Material & Products based on biomass, New chemical materials, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
We produce eco-friendly functional membranes for the outdoor textile industry. Our 2D products involve a conventional lamination of the dimpora membrane onto a textile. The waterproof fluorine-free membrane is mainly based on polyurethane and undergoes our template removal approach to create the necessary porosity, thus achieving an excellent breathability. We are also currently scaling up our first biodegradable membrane.
Solarbalkon (Direct Coffee) 2016

growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics
Fight climate change from your balcony with a super-light solar panel that can be plugged into the socket.
Direct Coffee 2016

validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
We want to build bridges: between coffee drinkers here in Switzerland and coffee farmers in Ethiopia. With coffee that represents your values. Better than organic. More than fair. CO2 neutral.
Distran AG 2013
ZH
validation
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
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.
dizmo 2013
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT Software
Dizmo, The Interface of Things, is a software platform for fast integration and interactive use of data, services and processes. With dizmo as workspace, otherwise complex tasks of data management become simple and technology is rendered humanly intuitive. Gartner calls this new digitally connected world “Integration Platform as a Service” (iPaaS).
DM-Green 2017
VD
validation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
We are a company specialized in the marketing and distribution of innovative solutions in the fields of recovery, sorting and recycling of waste, such as presses, interior and exterior containers or automated sorting robots. Our desire is to optimize resources in a sustainable and responsible manner, as well as reducing waste and CO2 emissions.
dokspot 2014
ZH
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
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.
drivemycar AG 2020
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Fleet management
Provider of P2P, B2B and B2C Solution for Car Sharing
droople 2018
VD
validation
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
We provide businesses with retrofit solution to efficiently manage their fleet of water-driven assets and buildings.
DSPlus 2003
VS
restructuring, on hold, no development
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Lighting
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.
Dufour Aerospace 2017
VS
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Airplanes & transport ] Drone & flight
Dufour Aerospace is building the aEro 3, an advanced electric aircraft that brings you from your doorstep to nearly anywhere you want over 5 times faster than a car but at the same cost per kilometer
EATbyalex 2018
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Healthcare, Recreation ] Low technology
We empower people to clean eating with weekly ready-to-eat meal plans. There is no need to plan, cook or shop, all our freshly prepared and balanced meals are delivered to you once a day. We only use organic and whole food ingredients.
eaternity 2014
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
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
ZG
growth
Transport & Mobility [ Service pooling ] e-car, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Smartcity
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
LU
growth
Construction & buildings [ Waste & recycling ] Acoustic materials & technologies e.g. noise, vibration mitigation, New chemical materials
We provide high performance acoustic absorbers for offices, retail, restaurants, hotels, gyms, pools etc. to improve speech intelligibility, wellbeing, concentration and performance.
ecocoach 2018
SZ
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Energy sufficiency, Environmental monitoring ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Photovoltaics, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
App for smart home automation managing PV, heating, security and other devices. Battery development and modification. Participation: Digtial Energy and Building technology combined. A unique Swiss system that uses renewable energies to reduce emissions and costs, provide comfort and simplify property management. For all types of buildings. Flexibly expanded at any time. Safe, easy to install and open to technology.
Eco Foodie Co 2020
GE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Material & Products based on biomass
Eco Foodie Co's focus is on sustainable oyster mushroom cultivation. To reduce the environmental impact we use waste (such as coffee) collected from local businesses to grow mushrooms.
La Corde à Linge 2018
GE
growth
Health & House & Body Care [ Bodycare ] Low technology, Material & Products based on biomass
Prendre soin de son linge, de sa peau & de l'environnement avec les lessives locales, sans colorant, ni conservateur & biodégradables de LA CORDE À LINGE.
ecoRobotix 2011
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Automated or self driving, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Photovoltaics, Resource saving agricultural technologies
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
VD
established
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Forestry ] Low technology
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.
Ecospeed 2002
ZH
established
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ECOSPEED provides web-based software solutions and consulting services for the energy and climate accounting of public authorities, companies and private individuals. Since 2002 they develop Software programs for energy balance, energy efficiency, and energy use.
ECO-TSAPI 2017
FR
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
eco-tsapi consists of a fabric impregnated with beeswax and organic jojoba oil. Called wrap in English or bees wrap in the jargon of consum'actors, it allows you to pack food in a simple and 100% natural way. The advantage: it is reusable because it is washable!
ecovolta (ecocoach) 2020
SZ
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, e-mobility
The Swiss ecovolta produces customised high-capacity battery systems and e-mobility solutions. The company’s patented design enables the fully automated series production of high-current capable batteries which do not need active cooling. Battery and drive solutions are developed and tested in the in-house research and development area.
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