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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
FOODOO 2018 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Waste & recycling ] Low technology
BE With a mobile kitchen and voluntary helpers we produce high quality and marketable products to fight against food waste and its consequences for the environment. The products produced at our FOODOO FACTORY Parties are distributed on foodoo.world and through its partners throughout Switzerland. The main product is FOODOO GEMÜSEBOUILLON PASTE.
FutureThinking (Regalo) 2017 Communication, Media, Education or Games, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
TI REGALO, property of FutureThinking Sagl, provides online resources, including but not limited to a platform to post or to collect items that other users give away for free, as well as various messaging and board posting services.
Gaia Membranes 2019 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] New chemical materials
AG Gaia Membranes develops and manufactures ion exchange membranes that can boost the performance of multiple energy storage and conversion technologies. Amphion™ is the innovative membrane technology.
Gaiasens Technologies 2010 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] IT data usage, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Smart device
VS GAIASENS Technologies is an innovative company at the service of the environment. It offers real-time measurement solutions, environmental studies and modelling services as well as the implementation of operational solutions for the management of natural hazards.
Gamaya 2015 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Forestry ] Smart device
VD Gamaya addresses the need to increase efficiency and sustainability of large industrial farming, as well as the productivity and scalability of small-holder farming, by deploying the world’s most advanced solution for mapping and diagnostics of farmland. Gamaya helps farmers to use water, fertilisers, chemicals and fuel more efficiently; improve the quality and quantity of their production; minimise the impact on the environment; as well as reduce risks associated with drought, extreme weather conditions and climate change.
Ganser CRS 2003 Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies
ZH The Common Rail injection technology has contributed significantly to the new era of the modern diesel engine. The diesel engine became more powerful, runs quietly and produces far less emissions than in the past.
Gartengold 2013 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
SG Use of apples from private gardens in Switzerland for the manufacturing of apple juice and cider, creating jobs for people with disabilities involved in juice production and harvesting.
gateway.uno 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Heating and cooling energy ] Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics
SG Gateway.uno is an easy-to-use online tool for energy accounting. With gateway.uno, energy and water consumption can be recorded and evaluated. The comprehensible evaluation supports the presentation of the consumption values, the systematic analysis of the energy data, the planning of measures and the success control. The energy accounting with gateway.uno can be used for a single building as well as for entire building parks, for example for municipal buildings.
Geo2X 2012 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical
VD Geo2X is a Swiss Company based near Geneva. It was founded 12 years ago by experienced geologists and geophysicists who have complementary areas of expertise in the petroleum, geotechnical, geophysical and geological domain. This allows Geo2X offer a wide range of services that meet all the demands of its customers.Our global experience is key to find specific solutions for varied issues (hydrogeology, natural resources, landslides, pollution, etc.) in many environments. A particular effort is put into research and development of new hardware and software, allowing us to have innovative answers to complex situations.
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.
geoimpact 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE Geoimpact runs the web-based platform Swiss Energy Planning which can be used throughout Switzerland. Energy potential can be detected at any location based on intuitive apps and intelligent services. Planning becomes digital, collaborative and simple. geoimpact focus on making the models of the future transparent with intuitive applications in the fields of energy, smart city and geoinformation. An agile approach enables efficient development processes and rapid implementation of complex requirements.
Geopraevent 2012 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection ] Geophysical & technical, IT data usage
ZH Geopraevent develops, installs and operates premium alarm and monitoring systems for natural hazards. We focus on customer-specific and highly reliable solutions.
Gilytics 2017 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Gilytics is committed to provide a fast computing and 3D visualization technology for complex planning of transportation and energy infrastructures and to increase the public participation and social acceptance between public authorities and local communities involved in a project.
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 Health & House & Body Care [ 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 ] Bio technologies
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.
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.
Go Solar (energiemoebel.ch) 2007 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
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.
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), 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.
greenTEG 2009 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Heating in buildings, Internet of Things, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Physical & chemical & nano 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, Heating and cooling 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
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