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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
Ewattch 2017 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Building technology, Construction of buildings, Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Heating and cooling energy, Many fields, Resource efficiency ] Electric batteries, IT data usage, Optic devices, Smartcity, Smart device, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
VD Ewattch is an expert in the IoT (Internet of Things) and develops wireless sensors and innovative services mainly dedicated to energy control, intended for industry, office buildings and Smart building projects.
UniSieve 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Filters & Membranes
ZH Over 10% of the total energy consumption worldwide is due to separation processes. To target this issue, we developed a membrane technology, which allows cost and energy efficient separation of gases. The technology is based on an inventive way of integrating metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into polymeric membranes. The UniSieve technology has the potential to create various separation solutions for small-scale home applications (B2C), and also large-scale industrial processes (B2B). Currently, the focus is set on building modules for the purification of hydrogen (energy, cleantech industry) and propylene (oil&gas, chemical industry).
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.
reallook (selfnation) 2013 Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Responsible manufactured trousers, taylor made, easy online order and made in switzerland with high quality fabric.
Urban Connect 2013 Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management, Road transport ] e-bike, e-mobility
ZH Urban Connect provides all-in-one bicycle fleet solutions for corporate clients. Companies like Google, Zurich Insurance and Roche choose Urban Connect to provide fleets of e-bicycles and bicycles for their employees who are on the move in Switzerland.
SIGMAtools 2013 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] Low technology
ZH SIGMAtools GmbH is a high-tech Startup, founded in Zurich in 2013. With the special measuring technique, analytic process and improvement-knowhow we have majored in Energy- and Resourceefficiency in the production.
UniqueTrace (FairTrace) 2013 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Enabling technologies
VS FairTrace developed FairTrace Traceability Tool. It's an effective, innovative and patented computer software solution which ensure traceability of goods, ingredients and guarantee their origin.
Essento 2015 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
VD Essento is a company that specializes in edible insects. We develop, produce and market various specialities based on edible insects for the retail trade as well as the catering trade. Essento is a food-tech startup that provides the European and Swiss market with a locally produced, delicious and sustainable source of animal protein in the form of insects.
Distran AG 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Natural hazards & catastrophe prevention & protection, Resource efficiency ] Acoustic materials & technologies e.g. noise, vibration mitigation, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH Distran is a spin-off from the Autonomous System Lab, ETH Zurich, developing advanced acoustic sensors for industrial applications. Distran's goal is to reduce risks for industrial workers and the environmental impact of the industry through the use of sound sensing and technology.
FAIRTIQ 2013 Transport & Mobility [ Rail transport, Road transport ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE We are an innovative, dynamic company that makes travelling by public transport easier than ever before. The FAIRTIQ app offers the simplest, most cost-effective tickets - for travellers, transport authorities and public transport operators. After a greatly successful launch in Switzerland, we are now expanding into new markets. Our ultimate goal is to simplify sustainable mobility internationally.
CitizenBees 2013 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Hotel ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
NE CitizenBees is an eco-responsible company that develops a ready-to-use beekeeper service to house, on the roofs of companies and communities, technological and urban hives in order to participate in the protection of bees, essential pollinating insects.
Beelong 2014 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
VD The Beelong indicator aims to reduce the impact of our food on the environment by providing practical keys to the restaurant industry. Beelong thus makes it possible to assess the environmental impact of food and drink purchases, by rating a product, a dish or even the entire food purchase of a kitchen from A to G. The main evaluation criteria are the origin of the food, the season, the production method, the degree of processing, and the impact on climate and resources. This indicator is an initiative of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
aquama 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning, Resource efficiency ] Bio technologies, New chemical materials
VD aquama® offers a comprehensive approach to cater for cleaning & disinfection needs of any surface in any business sector. Our best of breed water electrolysis technology allows us to offer you smart solutions that are efficient, economical and ecological. Our business model is tailor-made to adapt to the most demanding needs, in cleaning & sanitizing, and across all industries and business areas, while proposing a profitable yet affordable solution.
Abhati Suisse 2013 Health & House & Body Care Low technology
AI An ethically-minded skincare brand based in Switzerland, boasting deeply rooted Indian heritage. Its mission is to bring together the therapeutic virtues of Swiss botanicals and Ayurvedic plants from organic farms, to create a range of luxurious, sustainable and fair-trade beauty products.
Solar Retrofit 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) Photovoltaics
TI The Solar Retrofit System for triangle mounting is a wall mounting system for photovoltaic, thermal and hybrid solar modules , arranged on horizontal or vertical rows, and inclined at 30 °. The main advantage of the Solar Retrofit triangle photovoltaic solar module mounting system is the increase in energy efficiency.
sharoo 2013 Transport & Mobility IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Plattform to enable private car sharing.
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.
Apizoom 2016 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
FR A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives. This parasite is one of the two main threats – along with pesticides – to bees’ long-term survival. Knowing the extent of the mites’ infestation will allow beekeepers to protect their bees more effectively.
Skypull 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Engineering, Resource efficiency ] Drone & flight, Wind energy
TI Skypull is developing an altitude wind power system based on a fully autonomous drone that captures the energy from the strong, abundant and constant altitude winds through a ground-based generator. Skypull has proprietary, high-efficiency and resilient airframe that makes it more deployable and versatile than its competitors.
Starlac Energy 2013 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
GE Consultants for developing 100% autonomous energy solutions
Exlterra 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource sufficiency, Water Management ] Enabling technologies
GE At Exlterra we invent better ways to combat major challenges affecting our environment and civilization. Our disruptive technologies generate significant economic, environmental, and social value. Our first invention, patented in 2010, is called EGRP®. Thanks to its energy-passive, soil moisture management design, the EGRP revolutionizes the way to address many water issues. In 2017, we introduced an innovative and versatile light-weight drill rig HAZL, and in 2018 we announced our Nutrient Enrichment Passive System or NEPS. Which reinvigorates failing trees, and is already storming the fields of urban forestry, landscaping and commercial farming. Today, we continue working on improving our existing technology while continuing to pursue new projects and ideas. It is in our DNA to invent and market sustainable environmental technologies.
ANROTEC 2013 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency ] Heating in buildings, Hydro energy, Low technology, Photovoltaics
LU Consultants for energy efficient buildings; In building technology, we plan and provide high-quality services for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling and sanitation. We are your expert partner for special systems such as solar systems, photovoltaic systems, as well building inspections.
Cormo 2013 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Bio technologies, Material & Products based on biomass
BE Cormo AG offers new sustainable solutions from Corn. The company developed and patented the process for turning corn-field waste into a 100% sustainable peat moss substitute (TEFA) for the agricultural industry and foam products (BABS) for material science use such as air filters.
Climate services 2013 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction [ Environmental monitoring ] Climate technologies
FR Climate Services offers tools and support to help companties and other organizations to manage risk and identify opportunities related to climate change. The company owns the online www.CO2-Platform.ch to quantify CO2 emissions and identify the most attractif projects.
Wildbiene + Partner 2013 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection ] Low technology
ZH Wildbiene + Partner aims at the promotion of wild bees by developing and offering bee-promoting products, planning and implementing large-scale wild bee habitats and educational work at public and private events. In addition, specific wild bees are actively propagated by society and offered for pollination in agriculture.
Allthings Technologies 2013 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Information technology, Services pooling ] Communication, Enabling technologies, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smart device, Smarthome & building
BS Communication platform between owner, landlord and renter to integrate services including smart home services.
Neuron 2013 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Information technology ] Communication, Enabling technologies, IT network, Lighting, Smartcity, Smart device, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
AG Neuron offers innovative products, platforms and services to facilitate last-mile (EDGE) IoT using powerline communication technology. With customer spread across 19 countries and 4 continents, our technologies are most used in SmartGrid and SmartCity domains..
Swiss Birdradar Solution 2013 Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data, Sensors
BE Swiss Birdradar Solution AG is specialized in radar remote sensing products and services for the study of bird and bat movements. The focus is on long-term monitoring as well as environmental impact assessment with respect to infrastructure constructions and wind farms.
Pronoo 2013 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency, Information technology ] Enabling technologies, Smart device
FR EcoBITs stands for predictive regulatory optimization and automated reporting. We thus enable automated and cost-effective energy controlling Pronoó can benefit from data from all existing measuring devices as well as from external data sources and thus create greater added value.
Proxipel 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..)
VD Proxipel is an innovative concept for the production of pellets. It consists of a pellet production line mounted on a truck trailer. Proxipel can granulate biomass wherever it is.
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