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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
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.
e-netz 2010 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy management solutions ] Communication
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.
Joulia 2010 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care [ Energy management solutions, Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, Heating in buildings
BE Invisibly integrated in a slim shower channel, Joulia-Inline recovers heat efficiently from the warm used shower water as it goes down the drain. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery unit saves up to 42% 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.
Velobility (SwissFleet Service) 2016 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] e-bike, e-mobility
ZH Velobility is your partner for Bike-Sharing. Thanks to our bike and e-bike models which are engineered to be shared. And thanks to our tried-and-tested Ridebox® technology. The result is a triple benefit: higher efficiency, better security, longer durability.
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
Grüniger PLUS 2011 Communication, Media, Education or Games, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Communication
AG Grüniger Plus GmbH is an expert in the field of energy and process optimisation of industrial processes as well as thermal systems and plants. The focus is on holistic considerations of systems and processes as well as their energetic and economic optimization.
crowdify (100-days.net) 2011 Communication, Media, Education or Games [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH On the crowdfunding-platform 100-days.net, Initiators present their projects and get them funded by lots of individuals, known as Boosters, for a duration of up to 120 days. In return, the Boosters receive unique goodies from the Initiator. Often the projects are environmental, artist or cultural
Solarville 2011 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage, Heating and cooling energy ] Electric batteries, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
ZH Planning and construction of individualized made to measure photovoltaic systems as well as service and maintenance for the entire operating period
VortexPower 2011 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency ] Hydro energy
ZH VortexPower AG is specialized in the development and the sales of highly efficient products for water recovery thru natural swirling.
enersis suisse 2011 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
BE Enersis focuses on Visual Energy Analytics, with special competences in the areas of energy / utilities, Big Data, Data Science and Analytics. They offer a cloud-based software platform and applications along the complete energy value chain to utilities, smart cities and energy-intense companies. The solution turns data into assets by connecting and visualizing existing customer and additional external data leading to the information platform vision of the Digital Energy Boardroom.
Bcomp 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Material & Products based on biomass, New chemical materials
FR Under the tagline “play naturally smart”, Bcomp has defined what looks like a paradox at first sight as its mission: designing and marketing sustainable intermediate goods with no compromise on performance. Bcomp replace aluminum, carbon- or glass fibre composites and make structures more efficient in terms of weight, resistance, rigidity, shock absorption, and damping. Bcomp serves different industries such as sports & leisure, motorsports and automotive, as well as aerospace.
Novaccess 2011 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology, Road transport ] Lighting, Smartcity, Smart device
VD Novaccess is a start-up company developing innovative products for to the Web of Things. We make physical objects smarter, by interconnecting them through a ubiquitous software fabric. Our deep expertise in hardware, networking and software technologies allows us to craft end-to-end solutions with unprecedented levels of customization, efficiency and manageability. We create value across diverse application domains.
Polarmond Outdoor 2017 Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Recreation, Sport ] Enabling technologies
ZH The company develops, produces and markets the world’s first self-warming and temperature controllable sleep shells, bivouacs and tents with dehumidification management.
Geoazimut 2011 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Geophysical & technical, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
FR GeoAzimut Sàrl is a company active in the fields of geosciences, geographical information systems and electronics.
solartechnology.ch 2011 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
VS Solartechnology.ch sàrl is a Swiss company specialized in the installation of solar panels. Founded in 2011, the company remains young and dynamic while having the experience of more than a hundred projects. We work throughout French-speaking Switzerland on both individual and industrial projects. It employs 3 to 8 people depending on the season. The company is also a member of swisssolar, the Swiss solar energy spokesperson, which guarantees the quality of our services.
Pvsyst 2011 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Photovoltaics
GE Software for managing PhotoVoltaic systems.
Good Soaps 2011 Health & House & Body Care [ Cleaning ] Low technology
LU Since 2011, we have been developing and producing ecological, sustainable cleaning agents based on european plants.
Voltitude 2011 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] e-bike, e-mobility
VD Voltitude is a Swiss innovation company developing and manufacturing luxury folding e-bikes designed for urban mobility.
bNovate Technologies 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Healthcare, Water Management ] Bio technologies, Optic devices
VD Fully automated online detection of bacteria in drinking water in 20 minutes.
BoxTango 2011 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Rail transport, Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-cargo, e-mobility
AR BoxTango moves containers horizontally between road and rail with a newly developed transshipment technology. Intermodal Transport involves the transportation of freight using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship and/or truck).
CarbonActive 2011 Construction & buildings [ Building technology ] Filters & Membranes
ZG CarbonActive aspires to develop optimized solutions for use in air purification technology (Filters) for buildings.
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.
Power Plant and Marine emission control 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency ]
ZH Competence and competitiveness in emission control for diesel engines is that we focus only on marine and power plant applications.
H.Glass 2011 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Engineering ] Photovoltaics
FR H.Glass was founded in 2011 with the vision to develop the Eco-Habitat and become a world leader in sustainable living. Today we manufacture glass-sealed, colored and semitransparent solar panels for glass facades and different types of building materials, based on DSSC (Dye Sensitized solar Cells) technology, developed by Mr. Michael Grätzel at the EPFL in Switzerland.
Swiss-9 2011 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas)
BE SwiSS-9, GmbH is in business of development, production and commercialization of surface functionalization products.
Softcar 2011 Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency ] e-mobility
FR SOFTCAR is a battery electric vehicles based on novel vehicle architecture and massive use of biopolymer materials and advanced composite. It can be produced at unprecedented low weight, low cost and low capital investment, without compromising on performance and safety. SOFTCAR is a confidential project carried out in partnership with large industrial groups.
ActLight 2011 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Energy sufficiency, Resource efficiency, Road transport ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation, Drone & flight, Internet of Things, LED, Optic devices, Photovoltaics, Sensors, Wearable devices or apps
VD ActLight SA, the start-up company founded in 2011 and based in Lausanne - Switzerland, focuses on the field of CMOS photonics by developing a new type of photodetector, the Dynamic PhotoDiode (DPD). Being a fabless company, ActLight specializes in the Intellectual Property (IP) of this area and operates primarily in the IP licensing business model. The patented CMOS-based photonics technology allows the substantial improvement of the efficiency and accuracy of various light sensing applications, such as Time-Of-Flight (TOF) based range meters, vital signs monitoring, 3D/2D cameras and much more. ActLight operates in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, with a focus on mobile and wearable devices, healthcare/medtech, autonomous driving, drones and robotics.
stemys 2011 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Energy management solutions, Information technology, Resource efficiency ] Enabling technologies, Internet of Things, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
JU stemys.io is an Internet Of Things (IoT) solution that provides an innovative way to connect physical things on a common web platform.
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.
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