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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
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!
EH Group Engineering 2017
VD
growth
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy management solutions, Energy storage, Engineering ] Energy storage other than batteries, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
Develops a new fuels cell and is an engineering and consulting firm based in Switzerland. We offer a unique strategic, technical and business consulting service in the area of energy with a focus on fuel cells, system management, engineering, prototype development and the application of various methodologies such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Design for Excellence (DfX).d
Electrojoule 2017
AG
validation
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy ] Geothermal energy, Heating in buildings, Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies, Smarthome & building, Solarthermal energy
We plan, install and maintain sofisticated renewable heating and cooling systems für mid-sized buildings, all out of one hand, including continuous optimization.
Energie hoch drei 2017
BE
growth
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings ] Low technology
Energie hoch drei AG stands for the 3 elements of the energy future - efficiency, consistency and sufficiency. Their core competencies are energy concepts and sustainability consulting in the building sector and in spatial planning from the idea to the implementation. They offer their services to a broad clientele ranging from building owners and planning teams to various institutions.
energybazaar 2017
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Electricity grids & flexibility ] Gamification, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
Developing decentralized energy trading markets and a shared plattform mainly to bring affordable energy to deveoping countries and rural areas.
Energy Vault 2017
TI
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Energy storage other than batteries
The Energy Vault storage solution operates with bricks that are lifted to create a tower causing the energy to be stored in the elevation gain, when the bricks are then returned to the ground the kinetic energy from the falling brick is turned back into electricity. Specially engineered control software is used to ensure the bricks are placed in exactly the right location each time. The system is modular and flexible with each plant having a capacity of between 10 and 35MWh and a power output of between 2 and 5MW. The system is ideally suited to longer duration storage but with very fast response times can also be used to deliver short and medium term.
engytec 2017
ZG
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Construction of buildings, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions ] IT data usage, Renewable technologies
Energy costs can be read out more easily and billed at the touch of a button. engytec concentrates on the measurement, processing and billing of all energy flows and offers property managers a billing system that is divided among the individual tenants and is consumer-oriented. Our vision is "everything under one roof". We accompany property owners and managers on the way to sustainable energy use: simplified, safe, transparent.
E-nno Switzerland SA 2017
GE
validation
Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Building technology, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Heating and cooling energy ] Efficient combustion technologies e.g. combined heat and power, Internet of Things, IT blockchain or algorithms, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Smarthome & building
E-nno develops and offers data driven solutions to increase energy efficiency and reduce real estate’s environmental footprint. The technology uses real time data that permits algorithms to autonomously monitor and control a building and reach energy savings within the first 3 monts of operation. All data are securely stored, and Swiss Data Hosting labelled. Thanks to the «Pay as you save» business model, the optimization service is 100% covered by the energy savings. The solution is well suitable to assess performance of various implemented actions : optimizations and/or renovations. IPMVP certified , an analysis report is delivered every year to validate the savings achieved.
ethec 2017
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency, Road vehicles and transport ] e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
We are a team consisting of 10 students and 5 supervisors of ETH Zurich and ZHdK. As part of a focus-project, we are developing a prototype of an electric motorcycle with two-wheel drive. Our main goal is to have a driving range of 250 km using braking energy recuperation at both wheels and latest battery technologies.
ExoLabs 2017
ZH
validation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring ] IT blockchain or algorithms, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Hydropower operators need accurate water inflow predictions to generate energy most profitably. In snowmelt dominated catchments (1/4 of the world’s hydropower), uncertain snowmelt quantities deteriorate inflow predictions resulting in overall losses of 7-10%, annually. Our solution to this problem includes data from multiple satellite constellations, ground station networks and numerical weather forecasts to derive real-time snow quantities as well as forecasts in a 20 m spatial resolution for entire mountain ranges. Using scalable cloud processing and innovative machine learning algorithms, we are capable to serve hydropower stations globally.
Fairwalter 2017
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Construction of buildings, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We are the platform for digital rental. Fairwalter is an innovative B2B2C platform that enables landlords, owners, tenants and service providers to work together smoothly. Our customers can more than double their productivity thanks to automated processes without media discontinuity, make better decisions based on data and have more satisfied employees and customers thanks to intuitive usability.
Fixposition 2017
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Information technology ] IT Software
Fixposition offers its high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology and computer vision-based navigation devices to customers in the market segments of professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ground robotics and automotive.
FutureThinking (Regalo) 2017
TI
validation
Communication, Media, Education or Games, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
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.
geoimpact 2017
BE
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
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.
GRZ Technologies 2017
FR
validation
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)
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
Hegias 2017
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Construction of buildings, Information technology ] IT data usage
HEGIAS is democratizing Virtual Reality. With our self developed «CMS» for Virtual Reality we increase the up-to-dateness, and relevancy of industrial content at significantly decreasing cost. «HEGIAS VR lets your customer walk thru an unbuilt house, re-furniture it by his touch and buy it having seen and felt it.»
Heizungsmacher 2017
BS
growth
Construction & buildings [ Construction of buildings, Heating and cooling energy ] Photovoltaics, Renewable technologies
Heizungsmacher AG, is a Swiss company specialising in the replacement of old heating systems with modern heat pumps as well as the planning and installation of photovoltaic systems in the segment of detached and semi-detached houses.
hiLyte 2018
NE
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy storage ] Electric batteries
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.
Hive Power 2019
TI
formation
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency, Information technology ] IT blockchain or algorithms
Hive Power provides a SaaS for Smart Grid Analytics, to help Energy Suppliers and Grid Operators in optimising their operations and asset management. The solution includes tools for the forecasting of energy demand, scheduling of hydropower plant, designing new tariff schemes, and optimal management of energy communities and aggregated flexible loads.
Houzy 2017
ZH
growth
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Construction of buildings, Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Houzy is a young PropTech start-up and offers innovative tools and a strong network of experts for homeowners on its open MyHouzy platform.
KITRO 2017
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Restaurants, Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Measuring and reducing food waste in restaurants and canteens with user-friendly solution that reduces cost and wasted resources.
Koa Switzerland AG 2017
ZH
growth
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Resource efficiency ] Renewable technologies
At Koa, we redefine the perception of value creation in the cocoa value chain of rural West Africa. By utilising the so far discarded cocoa pulp, we increase the farmer’s income by 30% and reduce food waste by 40%. The new technology is carbon neutral and solar powered. Thanks to the decentral extraction, we can directly work with more than 1’000 farmers. Koa’s 100% traceable and modularly scalable operations enhance livelihood in rural communities significantly while carrying a delicious and exotic flavour into the world.
LEDCity 2017
ZH
growth
Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Electricity efficiency ] LED, Lighting
LEDCity develops autonomous lights with various integrated sensors to let them decide by itself if and how much light is needed. Savings up to 90% are possible.
Lookthrough 2017

validation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Environmental monitoring, Information technology ] IT data usage, IT Software, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
Lookthrough provides tools to streamline the collection and organization of bulk investment data. Fueling ESG reporting on non-public assets for better and more socially responsible investing. From investment due diligence and reporting to task delegation and automation. With a full audit trail to assure individual and corporate responsibility with limited liability.
LuckaBox 2017
ZH
validation
Transport & Mobility [ Service pooling, Transport & logisticsof goods ] Shipping
LuckaBox provides a customer-centric logistics platform for enterprises to manage on-demand and last-mile deliveries like same day delivery within 90min or at a preferred 2h time slot. Thanks to our extensive network of professional courier partners, we cover all big cities in Switzerland. Today, LuckaBox already offers access to more than 30% of the Swiss population.
MeduSoil 2018
VD
formation
Construction & buildings, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Unknown ] Construction: Resource or material optimisation
Medusoil is an EPFL spin-off and applies world's first ground bio-stabilization technology to mainstream construction problems. By coupling traditional construction practice with lab-developed, nature-based biochemical carriers we reduce application costs, minimize equipment requirements and increase long-term resistance against failures and environmental threats.
MPower Ventures AG 2017
ZH
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity, Energy storage, Financing and financial services, Information technology ] Electric batteries, Photovoltaics
MPower Ventures finances and distributes affordable solar systems to a market of 1.3 bn potential customers in emerging markets. MPower enables them to power their homes and businesses independently from the electricity grid or fossil fuel-based electricity production systems.
Nanogence SA 2017
VD
growth
Construction & buildings [ Building technology, Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..) ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Construction: Resource or material optimisation, New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
Nanogence develops smart nanoadditives for construction sector allowing cost and carbon footprint reduction. The products are integrated directly into current cement and concrete manufacturing processes.
Near-Buy 2017
BE
growth
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Trade and Retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
The target of Near-Buy is to facilitate local trade and short circuit economy. It offers a plattform to sell and buy goods and reduce waste.
NIKIN GmbH 2017
AG
growth
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Forestry, Functional clothes ] Wood or forest technologies
NIKIN is a sustainable clothing brand from Switzerland that plants a tree for each product. Our mission: We want to support global reforestation by planting one tree for every product sold. Here on our Linkedin page you will find regular information about NIKIN, inspiration for a sustainable lifestyle or how the NIKIN family works every day. Join us on our journey and help to make the world a greener place.
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