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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
SRM Swiss Renewables Marketplace 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH swiss marketplace for renewable power plants, sells, buys plants or manages the power production.
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.
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.
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.
Embotech 2013 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Energy efficiency ] Enabling technologies
ZH They strive to lead the market for numerical optimization solutions that will be integral part of tomorrow's decision making systems.
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.
rqmicro 2013 Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Healthcare ] Bio technologies
ZH Next generation microbiology for water and food safety
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.
sharoo 2013 Transport & Mobility IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Plattform to enable private car sharing.
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.
Why ! open computing 2013 Industrial process & manufacture (technology usefull for many areas), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
VD why! open computing SA is a very young company that focuses on sustainable computing by providing computing systems pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux for end users and a community based support model that ensures a longer, useful, life time of the machines, past the manufacturer's warranty.
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.
Samro Technik 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Cleaning ] Physical or chemical technologies
BE Samro Technik AG has been dealing with the electrolysis of water by means of boron doped diamond electrodes for years. The resulting change in the water (ECA water) and the generation of other compounds allow a wide range of applications.
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.
SEAS SOCIÉTÉ DE L'EAU AÉRIENNE SUISSE 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Resource efficiency ] Filters, Hydro energy, Renewable technologies
TI SEAS manufactures integrated systems and machines of air to water machines in order to produce high-quality drinking water for human consumption. A by-product of the above systems is thermal energy, which can be reused for heating, ventilation, conditioning, and dehumidification purposes.
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.
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.
Exlterra 2013 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste 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.
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.
Farmy 2014 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] Low technology
ZH Farmy is the online shop for regional and organic products.
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.
EveryCook 2014 Food, Farming or Forestry [ Energy efficiency, Food production & retail ] Smart device
ZH Production of a smart pan that cooks the meals in an easier and more energy efficient way
Envergate Energy 2014 Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Resource efficiency ] Renewable technologies, Wind energy
TG Envergate Energy AG develops, produces, sells vertical-axis turbines and is active in the field of renewable energies and consulting.
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.
eaternity 2014 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Eaternity has developed innovative software for private and professional use. It is based on an easy to understand and yearly reviewed live cycle analysis (LCA-database. This is currently the largest and most comprehensive database for carrying out environmental calculations for menus. With Eaternity, we offer everyone the opportunity to make a sustainable choice when selecting their everyday food.
Dokspot 2014 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
ZH Dokspot allows manufacturers to manage and distribute their product instructions online. Our platform provides instructions at the right time, for the right product, in the right language, and in the right version. We enable manufacturers to reduce their CO₂ footprint, simplify their operations, and increase their profit margins, all the while making life easier for the end-user.
Novamet 2014 Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity efficiency, Energy efficiency, Information technology, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD Novamet develops Smart Controling System to enhance the efficiency of metling process in Aluminium industries. The approach is based on on-line data acquisition, efficient numerical modelling and machine learning of heat exchanges within a industrial furnace. Enhances productivity, reduce Energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Optor 2014 Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
BE Optor AG is a specialist for complex planning and optimization problems. In many cases, productivity can be significantly increased by targeted optimization of operating processes. Our optimization software ODS is the ideal tool to realize this potential quickly, easily and cost-effectively, e.g. for power industry: Smart Grid: Optimized load control for your network or lower costs thanks to optimized purchasing and warehousing.
CRiPSI 2014 Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ]
TI Plastic recycling - CRiPSI intends to collect (buy) and recycle plastic by building recycling plants all over the world.
Bestmile 2014 Transport & Mobility [ Engineering ] e-mobility, Fleet management, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
VD Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets. Bestmile’s cloud platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous mobility services, managing fixed-route and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile’s on-demand autonomous mobility services platform is being used daily in city centers on four continents on both pedestrian areas and open roads. Incorporated in 2014, Bestmile has global offices in San Francisco (USA) and Lausanne (Switzerland). For more information, visit bestmile.com.
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