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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
Gilytics 2017
Gjosa 2016 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Hydro energy (small scale), Water conservation
BE Gjosa technology, inspired by Icelandic geysers, lies in the patented design of the shower head, which by splitting the flow, increasing the power of the jet and profiling fine droplets, reduces the flow of water to 2 litres per minute, compared to an average of 11 litres with ordinary equipment.
Glycemicon 2013 Healthcare & Bodycare [ Healthcare ]
AG Glycemicon AG is a Swiss biotechnology company developing novel nutraceuticals for the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels and better weight management, using new approaches that were initially developed at the University of Science & Technology ETH Zurich.
Go Electric 2013 Transport & Mobility e-mobility
FR Advice on clean mobility and selling/ retail of electric vehicles
Alver (Golden Chlorella) 2015 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] low technology, unknown
VD Alver is a new food company producing everyday foods that are based on Golden ChlorellaTM. This nutrient-dense micro-algae is a truly sustainable source of protein, something which the planet needs if we are to be able to feed the ever-increasing world population. We have launched with our 100% natural EASY PROTEIN powder and three different Golden Chlorella packed biscuits. We are developing soups and sauces. The business started trading in October 2016 in a successful trial period to assess market potential. Products were sold through independent shops in and around Geneva. Feedback has been very positive with a loyal client base. Consumer research carried out online in November 2016 confirmed the opportunity.
Goldstroem 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics, Solarthermal energy
ZH Some claim that solar power is expensive. Not true. Our solar systems produce, thanks to efficient construction, more economical to operate than any other Electricity supplier. Because with our Solar systems save you transport costs (network charges) and public charges.
Go Solar ( 2007
ZH The goal is to support electric grid with energy produced from garden furniture as solar tables, sheds, etc..
gr3n 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
TI gr3n developed an innovative process, based on a new application of microwave technology to a well known chemical reaction which provides for the first time with an economically efficient chemical recycling process of PET (Polyethylene Terephtalate) and allows an industrial implementation of this recycling method. This new process can potentially change how PET is recycled worldwide with a huge financial benefit for the recycling industry.
Greenastic 2016 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Gardening ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD Greenastic is the first eco-friendly digital gardening platform based on the principles of permaculture. Greenastic provide you tools to design your perfect biologic and durable garden, balcony, or terrace. From your couch, you can create the best dynamic between plants and vegetables that you like with a web application that caters to your needs.
Green Cars (Challenge) 2010 Recreation, hotels & restaurants, Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Mobility & Fleet management ] e-car, e-mobility
GE Green Cars Challenge is sustainable concept that is ideal for business team-building, incentive and corporate events, as well as public relations and marketing exercises. Your guests are given the task of following a spectacular route using a rally-style roadbook, while managing the energy.
GreenGoWeb 2012 Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Communication, Media, Education or Games, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Games ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VS App for corporate sustainable behaviour challenges. Green team building in the form of gaming. Since 2012, GreenGoWeb® is the pioneer in applying gamification principles in the field of sustainable development. The company fosters innovative climate-mitigation solutions by engaging individuals, non-state and subnational actors. This unique “pledge-and-review” system allows for network creation and dynamic collaboration amongst participants. GreenGoWeb provides a set of comprehensive measures to reach out and engage individuals in efficient, yet feasible, bottom-up actions.
GreenGT 2008 Transport & Mobility [ Electricity efficiency, Engineering ] e-car, e-mobility, Hydro energy, Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
VD GreenGT is an independent Swiss company that has designed and developed high-performance clean and durable electric-hydrogen propulsion systems since 2008. GreenGT technology is based on the use of the hydrogen-powered electric motor through the use of the fuel cell.
greenmatch 2013 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BL Finance modelling tool for renewable energy projects and matchmaking plattform to find investors for green projects. Assess and structure renewable energy projects reliabily.
Green Motion 2009 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ 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.
greenTEG 2009 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Heat energy ] heating in buildings, Internet of Things, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Physical or chemical technologies, Sensors
ZH U-value, R-value, humidity, and surface temperature measurements made easy. We produce heat flux sensors as a ETH Spin off (patented technology, production in Technopark - can be visited). We developed a unique U-value measurement tool for usage by energy consultants and building physics.
Green-Y 2014 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy management solutions, Energy storage, Heat energy ] Energy storage other than batteries
BE Green-Y combines electricity storage together with a heating and cooling unit in one decentralized device. This leads to a highly efficient tri-generation energy storage system which allows electricity storage on a household scale.
Ground Up Project 2014 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] low technology
GE The Ground_Up Project is a deal-sourcing platform for sustainability.
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
Grueniger PLUS 2011 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ]
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.
GRZ Technologies 2017 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, enabling technologies, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells, Renewable technologies, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
VS GRZ Technologies Ltd. is a company active in the field of renewable energy storage. Two products were released in 2017: a Hydrogen Compressor (HyCo) and an Advanced Gas Analysing System (AGAS). Both are laboratory equipment for the scientific community as well as for quality control in industry
H2 ENERGY 2014 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] Renewable technologies
ZH H2 Energy wants to make hydrogen a cornerstone of the energy system. They see themselves as business innovators for renewable energies. Refining electricity into hydrogen enables the power companies to stand out from the crowd and regulate their production. Hydrogen can be used in a variety of ways, offering consumers some relevant and enhanced alternatives.
H55 2015 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Transport & Mobility [ Engineering ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Photovoltaics, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
VS Experts in aviation. Building electric driven aircrafts and Battery management systems for aircrafts and critical applications.
Hello Vegan 2012 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] low technology
ZH Online store for vegan products (food, cosmetics, household products).
Hexis 2006 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Heat energy ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Heat industrial usage, heating in buildings
ZH Leading competence in unit electricity and heat system for houses and buildings from innovative fuel cell design; The Swiss company HEXIS is one of the world's leading companies in the field of high-temperature fuel cell technology (SOFC - Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) for stationary 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.
hiLyte 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage ] Electric batteries
NE hiLyte-Power is a Swiss-based startup that aims at providing cheap clean energy for people who still use kerosene for lighting. The hiLyte battery produces enough power to both charge a phone and give light to a room for one night. All the consumables being non-toxic and easy to find everywhere on Earth. Even if the product is still in development, the field testing in summer 2018 has shown a very strong need for this product. The crowdfunding planed early 2019 will lead to put on sale the first batteries where it is needed. In addition of being a solution for light and phone charging to those without electricity access, the hiLyte battery is an excellent tool for teaching chemistry in schools worldwide.
Hivemind 2017 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Hivemind IoT Platform, provides all key middleware capabilities needed to build sophisticated End-2-End IoT application ecosystems.
Hive Power 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] IT-blockchain or algorithms
TI Hive Power develops a turnkey solution for the creation and management of local energy communities on the blockchain, providing an economic optimization for their participants by lowering their bills and valorizing their assets. In collaboration with meter producers, Hive Power is building a blockchain ready energy meter, which allows to safely tokenize energy.
HOOC 2015 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology, Media, Services pooling ] communication, enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VS Secure remote access, remote programming, system networking and remote support
HQ Energie 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Photovoltaics
BS HQ Energie AG is an engineering company in the energy sector with a focus on renewable energies and efficient building technology. They create turnkey photovoltaic systems.
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