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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
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, 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.
Haelixa 2016 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Bio technologies
ZH Pursuing a commitment to sustainability and transparency, we foster the development of next generation tools to ensure consumer good supply chain integrity and traceability.
HeiQ Materials 2005 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps New chemical materials
ZH HeiQ is three-in-one company: scientific research, specialty materials manufacturing and consumer ingredient branding, all for improving the lives of billions of people by perfecting the every day product of textile. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile effects in the market today.
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, Services pooling ] Communication, Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VS Secure remote access, remote programming, system networking and remote support. Smart Buildings and house technic
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.
Huxley Design (Elephbo) 2016 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Functional clothes, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
ZH We recycle cement bags in Cambodia in order to assemble them to high quality fashion products and create thereby sustainable working environments.
Hydromea 2014 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring ] Enabling technologies
VD Hydromea SA is a deeptech start-up from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, with the goal to bring the latest advanced technology from microengineering and robotics to the environmental water quality market. By leveraging automation, data management and multi-robot systems with AI, Hydromea aims to provide high-resolution in-situ data (which to date cannot be obtained by other means), cost-effectively and fast. The high-resolution and real-time data obtained simultaneously across a defined volume of water brings unparalleled value to numerous industries – from mapping the extent of an oil spill or turbidity profiles during delta works and port construction to nitrate plume detection, closed space surveys and management of bath and potable water
Hydroswiss 2011 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling, Water Management ] Waste management technologies
TI Hydroswiss opens at a new era of advanced design system for the treatment of waste water. Hydrofloat allows best flexibility in new projects and optimization of processes in existing plants.The Company strategy is focused on decentralize solutions to reduce the investment and increase the performances.
HYDROTHERMA Swiss Ecological Technologies 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Energy efficiency, Engineering, Waste & recycling ] Climate technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Hydro energy, Synthetic fuels (e.g. power to liquid)
FR HYDROTHERMA Swiss Ecological Technologies SA - is a swiss development stage company specializing in research, development, creation and implementation in the sphere of clean energy production, production of boehmite nanopowders & maintenance of ecological safety of industrial enterprises.
ID-Gene Ecodiagnostics 2014 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Environmental monitoring ] Bio technologies
GE ID-GENE provides fast, sensitive and reliable genetic tests for environmental bioassessment and biomonitoring from all types of environmental samples: water, sediment, soil. We cover all habitats from terrestrial and freshwater to coastal marine and deep-sea settings. Our versatile analytical tools are appropriate for all types of organisms from bacteria to protists, plants and animals.
ImagineCargo 2014 Transport & Mobility [ Transport & logisticsof goods ] e-bike, e-car, e-cargo, e-mobility
ZH Sustainable package delivery; ImagineCargo relies on the Bike plus Rail plus Bike concept. Instead of by plane and delivery van, documents and parcels are transported to the station by bicycle, reloaded in high-speed trains and delivered to their destination by bicycle.
Imperix 2013 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid
VS Imperix develops high-end control equipment and prototyping hardware for power electronics, drives, smart grids and related topics. Its products are designed to enable cutting-edge innovation in corporate and academic environments. They are especially valued for their ability to accelerate the implementation of laboratory-scale power converters and facilitate the derivation of high quality experimental results.
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