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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
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
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 or chemical 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, Heat 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, Heat 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
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 [ 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 [ Heat 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
Juice Technology 2014
ZG Development and manufacture of charging infrastructure, charging stations, chargers, charging cables and electrical components for e-mobility.
K-Elec 2018 Transport & Mobility [ Road transport ] e-car, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-motorbike, e-motorcycle, e-scooter
VD The K-ELEC project, focused on the electric mobility of the future, offers a kit and retrofit service to transform end-of-life gasoline vehicles into electric vehicles, while reusing as many components as possible. It is thus possible to avoid the destruction of viable components, to switch to the electric, which is less expensive to buying a new vehicle.
Keller Technologies 2000 Construction & buildings, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Construction of buildings, Resource efficiency ] Smarthome & building
ZG Plan, design and build to level, environmentally friendly buildings, neighbourhoods with interessting architecture
Kido Dynamics 2018 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Transport & Mobility [ Many fields, Mobility & Fleet management, Road transport ] Smartcity
VD Kido Dynamics provides tools for companies to deeply understand people’s mobility patterns. Our technology provides exhaustive, contextual analytics for people mobility patterns. Demand for such tools is very broad all over the world, including segments such as transportation, out-of-home marketing, tourism, events, and smart cities.
KITRO 2017 Food, Farming or Forestry, Recreation, hotels & restaurants [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
ZH Measuring and reducing food waste in restaurants and canteens with user-friendly solution that reduces cost and wasted resources.
Komp-ACT 2018 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Transport & Mobility [ Energy efficiency ] Motor & actuator
VD KOMP-ACT has a revolutionary modularized technology that enables actuators to provide programmable forces with high accuracy. KOMP-ACT’s actuators are energy efficient, clean, lightweight and small; all that with similar prices of the inferior technologies currently available in the market.
Koord 2016 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas) Drone & flight, Motor & actuator
FR KOORD provides customized mechatronic solutions optimized for the needs of companies as well as research and development offices. Our multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of mechanics, electronics and software offers you a complete support for the development of your products, from the feasibility study to the production of series.
KoSaBe Energy 2012 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Construction of infrastructure (roads, bridges ..), Electricity, Energy sufficiency, Engineering ] Climate technologies, Enabling technologies, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution, Hydro energy (small scale), Lighting, Photovoltaics, Wind energy
NW KoSaBe Energy developes efficient technologies for the exploitation of wind power, hydropower and sunshine and a technology for the production of drinking water from sea-, river and underground water.
kWIQly 2008 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption, Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Electricity efficiency, Financing and financial services ] Climate technologies, Data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE kWIQly interprets automatic meter reading data and identifies energy waste. Online discovery of energy saving opportunities from consumption data; kWIQly distils actionable insights from energy metering and weather data for energy managers. This allows energy retailers to support clients, ease acquisition, improve retention and drive cross-sales.
LavaConcept Switzerland 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Engineering, Resource sufficiency ] Biomass based energy (biofuels, biogas ..), Geothermal energy
AI Construction materials made from volcanic lava residues, with very good heat properties.
LEDCity 2017 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency ] LED, Lighting
ZH 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.
LEDsafari 2016 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] Enabling technologies, LED, Photovoltaics
VD LEDsafari is a clean-tech social start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland that develops innovative digital products to help solar companies and organisations to manage their staff and assets. LEDsafari addresses three types market: Innovative solar kits for education in schools, Online digital platform for staff and channel partner (HelioLearn©) and Low cost & Plug and Play IoT sensor for online monitoring of the solar devices (HelioHealth©).
LENR Cars 2012 Transport & Mobility [ Electricity, Engineering, Heat energy ] e-car, Electric batteries, e-mobility, e-vehicle charging, Grid: Efficient power transmission or distribution
VD Autonomous electric vehicles, hydrogren fuel cells driven by cold fusion. There is no proof that this can work anytime soon.
LES BATOILLES 2019 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
FR A reusable bag from recycled material produced locally for vegetables and other shoppings to replace plastic bags and an online shop to sell locally made items.
L.E.S.S. 2012 Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Resource efficiency ] Lighting
VD Our goal is to design and develop effective and innovative lighting solutions to ensure reliable, sustainable and competitive systems. LED small scale lighting systems.
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