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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
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, Heating and cooling 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 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, 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.
INDEOtec 2007 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity ] Enabling technologies, Photovoltaics
NE Indeotec specializes in the design and integration of PECVD, PVD and LPCVD reactors, vacuum system, very high frequency VHF plasma excitation and system automation. Indeotec is driven by innovation, technology and committed to providing practical and top quality solutions that save time and improve the transfer of technology in the solar PV, TFT-LCD and MEMS segments. Our staff is comprised of a team of talented and experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of thin films manufacturing equipment and device development and optimisation.
Inergio 2018 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Energy storage ] Electric batteries, Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
VD INERGIO develops low-cost decentralized energy solution serving consumer, security, off-grid industry and robotic systems. Their lightweight fuel cell power packs are operating based on widely available butane/propane providing a reliable, lightweight and eco-friendly solution at high autonomy.
INNOmaterials 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering ] Acoustic materials & technologies e.g. noise, vibration mitigation, Material & Products based on biomass, New chemical materials, Physical & chemical & nano technologies
JU INNOmaterials is a very new company, based in Switzerland and Luxembourg, whose concept is to help industries solve their technical problems. We also offer them new materials, using our extensive professional experience gained in industry. We also organize external developments through an international R & D network, possibly supported by local or international subsidies.
InnoSense (GridSense) 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Heating and cooling energy, Information technology ] Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Smartgrid
ZH GridSense is a turnkey home energy management system (HEMS) which understands the energy flows in a household and distribution grid, and optimises this across all appliances. GridSense controls the energy from heat pumps, water heaters, charging stations for electric vehicles, PV inverters and batteries autonomously and predictively, in a decentralised way.
Innovational (Glice) 2012 Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Sport ] New chemical materials
LU Glice® synthetic ice brings skating anywhere, to any climate, any time! Glice® is the world leader for premium synthetic ice rinks that works without electricity or water.
Innovenergy 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy storage ] Electric batteries
BE Intermediate salt battery system between prosumers and grid, for example IndieWatt mobile salt battery for farmers in the alps.
Innovida Swiss Technology 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Resource efficiency ] Heating in buildings
TI Innovida produces high efficiency and silent heat pumps for pools and building heating, based on an innovative Platform, patented worldwide.Innovida Swiss Technology SA mission is to develop new ideas and innovative technologies to create products that effectively meet these heating needs, while respecting the environment.
In Situ Energy 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity, Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Energy storage ] Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Renewable technologies, Smartgrid, Smarthome & building
ZH In Situ Energy AG is a Startup Company, a provider of New Energy for all. Change38, a new market model for distribution of regenerative energy wants to enable everybody choosing his prefered mix and source of regenerative energy, provided in real time. Produce regenerative, local energy when needed
Insolar Technologies 2019 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Information technology ] IT blockchain or algorithms, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZG Global technology company building public and private blockchain solutions on Insolar Blockchain Platform
Insolight 2015 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Electricity, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Photovoltaics
VD Insolight aims to simplify sunlight concentration for photovoltaic systems (CPV) by drastically changing the way of tracking the sun throughout the year. We combine the advantages of standard solar panels mounting structure, with the high efficiency of concentrated photovoltaics. Currently in the R&D phase with some patents pending, we aim to rapidly bring our product to market.
InstaHeat 2016 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) [ Electricity efficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
ZH InstaHeat is a technology-based Company located in Zürich. We developed a new kind of heating device being able to heat any conductive fluid instantly and precisely to the desired temperature with very high efficiency. The device generates the heat directly within the fluid, eliminating the need for a heating element. The technology allows a compact design so that it fits into various machines.
Inventsys 2017 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
AG Software solution, designed to enable the digitalization of governments, authorities, and municipal utilities to create smart processes. It helps digitalize the business of other verticals including facility management, utility management, security, trade marketing, and outdoor media, and any other operation that requires the geolocated real-time management of assets or field workers.
IRsweep 2014 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH IRsweep offers a cutting-edge optical spectrometer in the mid-infrared. Microsecond time resolution combined with large spectral bandwidth and high spectral resolution offers a plethora of new possibilities in molecular analysis. Real-time observation of enzyme kinetics and chemical reaction monitoring are two out of many application fields of the IRis-F1.
iWin 2018 Construction & buildings, Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Photovoltaics
TI We patented an innovative window solution to integrate flexible thin film photovoltaic cells into windows blinds without compromising the design and the operation of the system. With iWin you can first protect your house from overheating in summer, reducing the energy bill and second it produces renewable electricity. iWin has reached the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage and now we are building the large size prototype.
Joulia 2010 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Health & House & Body Care [ Heating and cooling energy ] Enabling technologies, Heating in buildings
BE Invisibly integrated in a slim shower channel, Joulia-Inline recovers heat efficiently from the used shower water. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery unit saves up to 42% energy
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