Energy Startup Day 2019 Highlights

With almost 200 participants and 42 startups we had a full house at the 5th Energy Startup Day at TECHNOPARK® Zurich.

On the 31st of october Startups and participants like investors and industry experts were able to expand their network and make interesting new contacts.  Highlights included the Startup Investor #Speeddating, the keynotes on #Mobility and #Smartbuildings, the Startup #Pitches and Startup Fair, exhibits such as the Microlino or the shareyourbicar cars, the 1-to-1 meetings between startups and industry partners and the panel discussion at the end of the event. Many thanks to all participants and event partners! #FantasticEvent #SeeYouNextYear #Innovation #Startup #Energy #Switzerland

Find here selected interviews with Swiss Energy Startups.

Inside Energy Startup Day - a video by Global Tech Box

Some Impressions from the Event

Startups 2019


aliunid is a digital resource for energy suppliers, grid operators and energy producers. Thanks to their comprehensive solution, one can design energy services more efficiently and thus more sustainably - and in real time. The end customers, both households and businesses, experience aliunid as a user-friendly smart home or smart business solution.


AquAero provides a superheated steam drying technology for drying any temperature nonsensitive material in a more energy efficient way and with a higher productivity than conventional hot air drying technologies. Suggested feed materials are: agricultural feedingstuff, food products, wood pellets, biochar and faecal sludge. facilitates energy storage research & development by providing access to advanced information analysis tools and collaborations.

BeON Energy

BeON is a developer and manufacturer of industry leading microinverters and pioneering plug and play complete solar kits. Their unique development of the 'plug-in' microinverters unlocks the potential to connect a power generating solar panel to any electric socket, just like a common electric appliance, in a safe, reliable and simple way.


BePooler is a smart mobility operator focused on travel sharing (Private Car, Shuttle, Taxi, Car Sharing, etc.), offering a technologically advanced car pooling platform dedicated to commuters and business travelers in Europe

Beyond Scroll

Beyond Scroll contributes to the global energy transition by offering small-sized compressors tailored to different applications - compressed air energy storage, off-grid electricity, AC systems and hydrogen refueling stations. They can provide affordable compressor with higher pressure lift compared with the peers, operating without any drop of oil.


Candi finances, builds and operates solar systems for SMEs in emerging markets, whereby our aim is to help our customers save money while at the same time creating a positive environmental impact.

Circ (Flash)

Micro mobility provider, renting e-scooters through sharing.


CLEMAP is specialized in the metering and evaluation of energy data through their proprietary IoT Edge Device and Cloud solution. Important fields of application are the dynamic charging of EV, energy monitoring of industrial applications and flexibility management in decentralized energy grids.


CLEVERON is an innovative Swiss startup company that has developed an intelligent system for radiator heating. With CLEVERON, the room temperature in each individual room of a building can be controlled individually and optimally.


It is a marketplace for technologies and industrial solutions for climate protection and carbon emission reduction. It meets an increasing demand in this sector and will give visibility to new technologies.


Distran design and manufacture game-changing industrial gas leak inspection devices. Rapidly pinpoint leaks from afar. Quantify leaks on the spot. Boost your plant’s reliability, performance, and safety.


Droople develops the first Smart Grid for Water providing a retrofit solution for any existing buildings and water connected asset based on a cutting-edge technology platform. Their offering include fleet and portfolio management, submetering for hot and cold water, leak detection and consumption awareness through user feedback.

eCarUp AG

eCarUp is a free backend for EV charging stations. With eCarUp you monitor and monetize your charging stations conveniently online. With the help of the eCarUp web platform, including maintenance tools, billing solution, live monitoring as well as our charging app, charging is simplified for drivers and charge point operators worldwide. Independent of the charging station used, fully automated and with a simple pricing model.

EcoSync Ltd.

Ecosync tackles the problem of 70% of the commercial buildings being empty but heated, representing around 40% of energy waste. Their patent-pending technology Dynamic Energy Management Platform adapts temperature control to changing occupancy level, thus reducing energy waste significantly.


Development of technology that will increase the efficiency of wind turbines. It is based on the increase of cut-in/ rated speed of a wind turbine. This technology will be soon protected by a patent, first step to filing in progress.

EH Group Engineering

EH Group promotes clean energy and is focused on the design and production of our innovative fuel cell technology. Their innovative and patented fuel cell technology offers high power density, simplified system architecture and scalable fuel cell production.


Electrojoule develops and provides a monitoring system to bring heat systems of older apartement buildings in the internet of things. With their cloud computing system they analyse automatical the system behaviour for optimization and to reduce the CO2 emissions drastically.


emost is an Axpo Spin-off building an ecosystem that uses mobile batteries to replace diesel generators – hence, greening off-grid electricity. Their first product has been developed and tested during the last four years and is today delivering CO2 free electricity to construction sites and event locations all over Europe.

Energy Vault

Energy Vault provides a solution to store renewable energy in both an economical and sustainable way to end the world's reliance on fossil fuels. One of the ways they do this, is by utilizing a circular approach that repurposes local waste materials, often otherwise destined for landfill, to build their products.


EnergyXploit heats and cools down buildings in a more efficient way using energy piles and deep drilling applications as their key geothermic energy sources. In their business field “renovation of existing buildings” they replace oil / gas heating systems. They install a cooling and heating system which is later fixed to walls and covers. Thus, they play a crucial part in reducing CO2. In their strategic business unit “new buildings”, they provide total energy solutions. Finally, in their third business field they offer strategic and operative consulting services to optimize energy efficiency and reducing CO2 along the supply chain. Following a systemic approach, they optimize the complete system energy pile / deep drilling heat pipes – heat pump – solar / photovoltaic unit. As they integrate their strategic project partners right from the beginning in the planning phase of a construction project, they reduce interfaces and increase efficiency thus they offer professional project management.


State of the Art web & mobile applications to transparently deliver Energy Performance Analytics, Engagement Tools & Actionable Insight to optimize energy use and lower costs. Also developing IOT software and venturing into energy blockchain.


Eturnity is a B2B Saas software and combines two digital tools that focus on an automated, precise and customer-oriented process: The Eturnity Calculator and Expert, each for the PV and heating sectors. This covers customer acquisition, consulting, planning and sales of renewable energy systems. Simulation results of different technologies are directly converted into a customer offer. In doing so, they are the first software solution that enables a combination of different technologies such as PV systems, battery systems, heat pumps and e-mobility.


Exnaton is an ETH Spinoff that builds a software platform for the energy market of tomorrow. The software empowers utility companies to set up energy communities and dynamic tariffing models for renewable energy in an easy way. Using The Exnaton's software, utilities can tap into new revenue streams and offer new innovative products to their customers, e.g. households can directly buy renewable electricity from their neighbors on the PowerQuartier platform and can track their environmental impact with the PowerQuartier whitelabel app.

Freesuns SA

Freesuns designs, manufactures and installs beautifully integrated solar roof tiles for residential, commercial and heritage buildings.


Swiss Energy Planning (SEP) is the first integrated online platform for energy planning in Switzerland. The provision of up-to-date infrastructure and energy data from various sources throughout Switzerland makes it possible to quickly and easily exploit the potential and synergies at building and neighbourhood level at any location. With business intelligence, event streams and planning tools, the SEP app provides the decision-making tool. Energy planning thus becomes digital, collaborative and simple.


Gilytics is a solution for automated design of energy and transportation infrastructure. It provides power grid operators with a 3D power line routing software. Within a few seconds, our cloud platform calculates routes for new power line projects, for example connecting a wind farm with the existing power grid, with the least impact.


Green-Y revolutionizes the energy sector: The combination of an electricity storage together with a heating and cooling unit in one decentralized device makes the integration of renewable energy on a large scale possible. A profitable and efficient system with unrivalled low amortization periods around 5 years results. Besides that, Green-Y is eco-friendly by using only air and water as working fluids.

Hero Renewable Energy GmbH

Hero Renewable Energy GmbH was founded by Their innovative hero.flat modules elevate the energy production to a new level and the world novelty hero.wind produces electricity and heat by combining PV, wind energy and thermal heat. Electricity can be produced around the clock, thus a new extent of energy independence can be reached.

Hive Power

Hive Power provides digital solutions for Smart Grid Analytics, Energy Communities, and V2G. It helps 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.


Hivoduct is a Swiss High-Tech startup which develops and produces “pressurized air cables” for medium- and high-voltage applications. Pressurized air cables have improved technical parameters compared to overhead lines and traditional cables. They improve efficiency, transmit more power, use less space, are fireproof and have lowest outside magnetic fields. Hivoduct cables benefit grid operators, system integrators, the environment, and neighbourhoods.


The HTDS will set a new standard for the e-mobility market. To achieve this, we need to change our mindset. Power comes from the battery. A lot of power quickly empties the battery. HTDS stands for a lot of torque with little power consumption.


Hydromea develops products and solutions that allow customers to have autonomous high-speed and high-volume subsea data access in real-time. They render cables obsolete, make previously prohibitively expensive projects affordable and keep humans away from risky jobs by combining autonomous robotics and wireless communication network systems. This presents a paradigm shift in affordability and speed of subsea data access.


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.

Innovida Swiss Technology

Development, production and sales of innovative heat pumps.


As a startup based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Insolight develops a new generation of solar modules, opening up new deployment opportunities in the agrivoltaic market.


Instead of letting valuable heat energy from shower water go to waste, the Joulia shower drain channel recovers this energy and provides a sustainable shower experience with the highest comfort level. Thanks to simple cold water diversion, the heat recovery system saves up to 60% energy and thus provides more comfort with less energy.


The lighting sector is responsible for 14 % of the electricity consumption - the saving potential is huge. LEDCity develops sensor-controlled lighting system to reduce the energy consumption of business buildings.


With innovative process technology, Librec achieves unprecedented 90% recovery of all battery components. They operate at zero-emission and more than half of the consumed energy comes from the batteries and own solar panels. Compared to mining the required battery materials Librec’s recycling saves 8.1 tonnes of CO₂ per tonne. Compared to previous recycling technologies Librec saves 4.8 tonnes of CO₂ per tonne. Also, the dramatic damage of mining to the earth’s crust and environment, as well as to the affected populations’ health is avoided. Finally, enormous transportation efforts become unnecessary. Closed-Loop Battery Recycling.


The software LINIAair enables power grid operators to acquire a huge amount of data of infrastructure fast and autonomous with drones. Their cloud based platform LINIAgrid processes, visualizes and analyzes data with AI-algorithms, to find damage or threats to power lines.


MOOST is developing an enterprise data platform to help Smart Home companies yield lower support costs and more recurring revenues through better customer engagement. Based on real-time data analysis, Smart Home users receive proactive information.

MPower Ventures

MPower is a tech4impact venture tackling the challenges of energy access and financial inclusion in emerging markets. It provides solar products and productive use appliances in different African countries using a b2b2c approach.


myFacility connects heating, ventilation and IoT systems in buildings and reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions using artificial intelligence.

myNewEnergy AG

myNewEnergy operates a sustainable and comprehensive electricity comparison service with direct ordering options for private and SME-customers. In addition to price, product quality is also taken into account, which is measured in terms of the energy transition.


Neverain is to become a renowned supplier of rainwear and accessories. The first product to be launched on the market was a complete rain cover for commuters with integrated shoe protectors.


Progressive energy solutions for a sustainable future: Wind and Solar Energy Powerplant for anybody anywhere.NewGreenTec GmbH is developing, selling and installing sustainable micro power plants for the use of individuals, for homes, SME`s, clinics and schools etc. The products EnergyTower® and RoofTopPower® are hybrid systems using the renewable sources wind and solar in combination with energy storage. These are all-in-one devices on smallest footprint, easy to install and set up in gardens, parking spaces, next barns, huts, resorts and on all kind of rooftops.


OTurb offers solutions for small-scale and oil-free turbomachinery. The first product is a steam-driven recirculation device for the application in fuel cell systems.

Oxygen at Work

Oxygen at Work improves indoor air quality by combining natural plants with modern technology. By integrating this into a smart building they are able to reduce the energy consumption of HVAC systems by 30% and save significant amounts of CO2 emissions.

Perovskia Solar AG

Perovskia Solar AG is a Swiss cleantech startup that provides digitally printed customizable solar cells to OEMs. Their vision is to enable a solar cell on every device. The solar cells are tailored to seamlessly integrate into electronic devices, IoT & sensors. The versatile technology offers breakthrough performance at disruptive costs. Perovskia solar cell operates efficiently even in low light conditions like homes & offices. They offer solutions from design to integration into electronic devices. Perovskia is working with several market-leading companies in consumer electronics.


Plutinsus helps energy service providers and building owners to make the maintenance of their heating systems more efficient, to maximise the life expectancy of these systems, and to optimize the heating-related fuel or electricity consumption.

Power-to-Gas Hungary

Power-to-Gas Hungary is an innovative technology start-up company aiming to develop commercially viable and disruptive solutions for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse. The core of their power-to-gas system is a selectively evolved microorganism – a methanogenic archaea – that excels through unprecedented catalytic ability and industrial robustness.

Qaptis Sàrl

Qaptis is a Swiss cleantech startup that develops a CO2 capture kit to solve the challenge of decarbonizing the freight industry. The CO2 kit can capture up to 90% of the CO2 emitted by trucks or ships by storing the CO2 in a liquid directly on board. It is also possible to recycle the CO2 into plastics, building materials or for CO2 sequestration.


SAMAWATT's OptimalAsset enables small- and medium-sized farms to access the wholesale electricity markets directly without passing through expensive intermediaries, thereby increasing their retained profit margins. OptimalAsset is a plug-and-play automated trading software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that monitors simultaneously the fluctuation in the renewable farm production and the dynamics of the wholesale market supply, demand and prices. It is based on a novel deep learning algorithm developed by SAMAWATT to sell in advance the renewable energy farm's future production in 3 markets, day-ahead, intra-day and imbalance. This sales transaction significantly minimizes the financial risk of intermittent power injection to the grid.

ShadeMe Sàrl

ShadeMe is a Swiss start-up to deliver smart blinds and smart shading controllers to commerical buildings. ShadeMe offers decentralized anti-glare fully automated blinds for office buildings, which embed a compact controller integrating sensors and processors inside, employing the most advanced technology to protect users from disturbance of the strong sunlight. They maintain sufficient daylight in the building, while saving lighting, cooling and heating energy.


Shematic provides innovative high performance tailor made electric system to improve power and autonomy of electric vehicles. They offer their clients to take advantage of a new electromobility experience and improve the performance of electric vehicles through innovation and creativity, while benefiting of custom motors.


SIGMAtools measures complex mechatronic system with a self-developed multichannel measurement system.

Smart Charging

Smart Charging develops and provides software solutions covering the full spectrum of the e-mobility domain (including backend system, smartphone application, charging controller etc.). They operate with a cloud based management system which manages the electric chargers remotely providing higher SLA via online/realtime commands. One of the most important features is the integration of solar production and energy storage in order to enable real green e-mobility without system level emission.

SRM Swiss Renewables Marketplace

SRM Swiss Renewables Marketplace specialises in increasing the competitiveness of natural power plants. They reduce operating costs, secure electricity marketing and thus make them competitive in the low-price electricity market in the long term. They offer suitable services and workshops for plant owners and operators throughout Switzerland.

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STOR-H Technologies SA

STOR-H Technologies SA has developed a new standard for low-pressure hydrogen storage, in the form of a small, lightweight cartridge, providing a hydrogenbased solution for light electric vehicles. Leveraging on this innovation, STOR-H Technologies SA offers hydrogen-based green mobility-as-a-service through an eco-system of partners, delivering flexible urban mobility, fluid and secure access to clean energy, in an environmentally friendly manner.

Sulzer & Schmid

Sulzer Schmid is an independent Swiss technology company for the autonomous inspection of towers and rotor blades. Their digital end-to-end process employs autonomous drones and incorporates cutting-edge image analysis tools using AI technology. Reports are generated at the push of a button. All the data is stored and made accessible via secure cloud services and is available for further analysis and benchmarking.


Sympheny empowers the planners and managers of buildings & local areas to drive the global energy transition. Their SaaS platform supports optimized energy planning & management of sites from a building to a neighborhood to an entire city. With their unique synthesis of digital twin technology and powerful algorithms, energy performance objectives which previously seemed unthinkable are transformed into practicable design solutions and analyses, which previously took days, can be completed in hours. For their customers, this means more confidence and transparency in achieving their sustainability objectives, and less time & money wasted along the way.

Tesenso GmbH

Tesenso is a full-stack IoT solution provider, from IoT consulting, proof of concept / MVP projects to mass IoT rollouts. Flexibility, time-to-market, and scalability combined with profound knowledge of the underlying hardware are the key strengths of Tesenso, making sure that customers can rely on solid IoT solutions.

Tinamu Labs

Tinamu Labs is at the forefront of intelligent drone cinematography turning drones into reliable and safe flying cameras, delivering stunning footage at a fraction of the cost. Their flying multi-camera system enables boundless possibilities including longtime events via combining multiple drones into one single virtual camera, multi-camera productions, mobile lighting, AR solutions in sports as well as motion tracking over long distances to name just a few.


Unisieve provides separation solutions for renewables (Biogas, hydrogen etc.) and base chemicals.

Urban Connect

Urban Connect delivers mobility solutions for companies. They have currently 10 e-bike sharing systems at customers like Google, Rocher or Hilti. They offer a comprehensive package, including app, locking system, stations and maintenance.

Urban Sympheny AG

Sympheny empowers planners to develop optimized energy supply solutions for any site with ease. Their software enables planners to take a truly holistic perspective in planning the energy supply system for a site - considering interactions and synergies.


Urbio is an EPFL spin-off that develops software to accelerate the decarbonization of buildings. It enables utilities and consultants to plan and design the most efficient energy infrastructure and technologies to heat, cool and electrify buildings. Urbio's combination of digital twin and generative design helps take the best investment decisions for individual buildings – or entire cities.

Virtual Global Trading AG

VGTs platform includes all the necessary tools and integrations for the digitalization of all energy topics - whether for e-mobility, smart building, peer-to-peer trading or the visualization of energy consumption. Each individual module offers energy suppliers and their customers great added value - and together they are unbeatable.


VOLTEX stands for a blockchain-based energy management system with an integrated peer-to-peer trading platform. This system measures, controls and regulates the power grid to the base frequency of 50 hertz. This enable the users to save costs.


Voltiris develops and markets photovoltaic modules for glass greenhouses. It allows greenhouse owners to transform their greenhouses into renewable powerplants, effectively improving the viability of their operations and reducing their carbon footprint.


Modular Energy Storage Systems for a renewable age!


WattAnyWhere provides to charging point operators a Bioenergy-On-Demand fuel cell system that avoids current grid capacity shortfall. Developed with academic and industrial partners, the off-grid, pollutant free system converts renewable ethanol, a liquid hydrogen carrier that is safe and economical, into high power and clean electricity. Nowadays, a strong supply chain mixes renewable ethanol with gasoline to fuel conventional cars that phase out progressively. WattAnyWhere solution upcycles the surplus ethanol to boost electric mobility!


wattz provides a platform for the digitalization of the energy market system. It enables a first step into the direction of efficient and transparent market mechanisms that network intelligent energy objects in a digital ecosystem with foresight.


Wegaw process remote sensing satellite data with machine learning to optimize renewable energy production and trading, helping energy utilities and trading companies to forecast better energy production improving distribution, generation and trading of renewable energy.


XVentum is a wind farm profit optimization portal for renewable energy managers. It speeds up energy transition by enabling clients to plan and win Renewable Energy (RE) investments. X-PRISM, the SaaS wind portal reduces early stage planning up to 50%, increase profits, limits risks and open doors to early stage financing for RE Managers.

Yuon Control GmbH

Yuon Control GmbH develops an intelligent heating control for residential buildings.


Yuxi optimizes the energy efficiency of and indoor quality in complex commercial buildings. Our algorithms leverage operational data from buildings to drastically increase (by 30%) the performance of its Building Management Systems. Yuxi: Advancing net zero buildings!

zevvy AG

One platform empowering homes. Mastering their energy future. zevvy helps owners of multi-family houses with an online software to settle their complex energy costs without having to rely on proprietary expensive systems.