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Innovative companies which already received a loan guarantee due to their contribution to climate protection

Neurobat AG develops and markets innovative products and technologies aimed at reducing HVAC-related CO2 emissions and energy costs in all types of buildings. The intelligent technology in Neurobat’s products considers the quality of the building material, local environmental conditions and behavior of inhabitants. Using the sensor data, the system predicts the heating requirements. The technology is self-learning and enables savings up to 28 %.

We would like to invest in our distribution capacity of the DACH region and further develop our product range. The loan guarantee provided by the Technology Fund gives us the necessary backing during this resource intense growth phase.

Stephen Neff
CEO
www.neurobat.net

Swiss PV AG is world pioneer in industrially manufactured and customized photovoltaics. The unique selling proposition of Swiss PV AG is a fully automated production process which not only delivers standardized solutions but also customized monocrystalline double-glazing solar modules in different colors, shapes and performance classes.

The additional capital we can raise thanks to the backing of the Technology Fund is needed for the further automatization of our production process. We highly appreciate the trust and support of the Technology Fund

Markus Gisler
CEO
http://swiss-pv.com

HeiQ produces textile chemistry effects to give functionality to textile surfaces. The latest HeiQ innovation in their range of Clean Tech products is the Dyefast technology. This technology enables a faster, more even, energy and water-efficient, and cost-effective organisation of the polyester textile fibre dyeing process.

The growth of the sales team and the global technical service is extremely resource-intensive. This loan will give us essential backing during the roll-out phase of our latest Clean Tech technology.

Carlo Centonze
CEO
www.heiq.com

ChromaCon AG develops and sells laboratory and industrial equipment with innovative processes for purifying high-quality materials using chromatography, primarily for the biopharmaceutical industry. The patented processes are unique worldwide and enable the separation of impurities within a continuous process thereby attaining significantly higher yields while using far less column materials and buffer solutions.

The guarantee of the technology fund backs the development and commercialization of our technology through to process-scale.

Michael Bavand
CEO
www.chromacon.ch

BEN Energy combines insights from behavioral economics and cutting-edge predictive analytics to deliver the tools for utilities to establish themselves as service provider. The company enables utility companies to deliver regulatory required energy savings, gain extensive customer insights and increase sales.  Furthermore, it derives personalized feedback on energy usage to each end-customer and motivates users to engage in energy saving actions or to invest into a specific efficiency-product or service. 

Currently, 35 energy providers from Switzerland, Germany and Austria are subscribed to our platform. Our company has already reached the roll-out phase. The loan guarantee of the Technology Fund helps us to scale up further and acquire new customers in Switzerland and abroad.

Jan Marckhoff
CEO
www.ben-energy.com

Ampard Ltd. develops an energy management system that increases the share of self-produced electricity in single- and multi-family houses, which already use photovoltaic systems and battery storage devices. Furthermore, the energy management system AMPARD aggregates solar storage systems to a virtual power plant. These decentralized storage systems can help to stabilize the grid in storing excess grid power temporarily. Selling unused battery capacity to the frequency regulation markets means additional revenues for battery owners and accelerates the further expansion of renewable energies in a decentralized energy supply system. 

We are experiencing great demand for AMPARD and are about to increase market development activities in Switzerland, Germany and Benelux region. The loan guarantee helps to back this important investments.

Simon Summermatter
CEO
www.ampard.com

Data of company vehicle fleets are usually distributed in various independent systems such as ERP-systems, excel-sheets and access-databases. Avrios is able to reduce this complexity with its modern and neutral online platform that collects all data automatically in a centralized database. In doing so, a 360-degree view of the fleet is achieved creating financial transparency. With its platform, Avrios is able to systematically influence fleet managers to act more ecologically thereby reducing carbon emissions significantly. 

Use of our current platform has already significantly reduced both energy consumption and wear and tear of our customers. Thanks to the loan guarantee we are now able to scale our product even faster and help more fleet managers operate their fleets efficiently and sustainably.

Andreas Brenner
CEO
www.avrios.com

Omnisens SA develops, produces and implements systems to monitor energy industry assets such as oil- or gas-pipelines, power cables, subsea umbilical, flowlines and risers. Omnisens systems use fiber optic sensing to measure vibrations, temperature and strain changes and detect intrusions in quasi real-time. The system uses data analytics to detect leaks, ground movements and structural deformations. 

A modular and scalable software architecture is essential for the success of our product. However building up a reliable infrastructure requires upfront capital. Thanks to the backing of the Technology Fund we are now able to extend our software product and integrate additional data analytical algorithms to improve customer experience.

Geoffroy Lacoin
CEO
www.omnisens.com

smart-me AG develops, produces and markets a cloud-based smart metering platform and compatible hardware devices. smart-me hardware devices transmit consumer electricity, heath, gas and water data into the cloud, where it is accessible to users in real time. Existing meters can also be easily integrated in the cloud. According to a study by the SFOE, about 2.7% of electricity savings can be reached in households just by smart meter consumption visualization. 

To further develop our smart-me cloud services and hardware devices, additional capital is required. The backing by the Technology Fund allows us to better access additional financial resources.

David Eberli
CEO

SwissShrimp AG is planning to build up an indoor aquaculture facility in Rheinfelden to raise salt water shrimp locally. Swiss Saltworks with whom they join forces to build the facility is a great partner because of the direct access to waste heat and salt. The shrimp will be raised in a chemical-free natural environment and sold directly to wholesalers, catering business and consumers.

All shrimp that are consumed these days in Switzerland are deep-frozen and imported. We want to actively counteract this and - as the great interest from potential customers shows - so do they. The loan guarantee backs our intended project significantly. We plan to start the commercial shrimp sale in 2018.

Rafael Waber
CEO
www.swissshrimp.ch

OrbiWise SA develops and markets a complete LPWAN communication solution, optimized for connected objects. OrbiWise’ products enable energy efficient and sustainable applications in the smart city and smart agriculture domains among many others. The solution includes the complete software to operate and manage an LPWA network based on the LoRa™ standard, providing city scale or nation-wide connectivity for sensors and actuators.

The loan guarantee of the Technology Fund is instrumental in supporting our ambitious expansion plans in the Swiss and the global market.

Domenico Arpaia
CEO
www.orbiwise.com

Based on innovative electronic modules that communicate on the electrical power line, eSMART is a complete smart home management system. The modules are plugged directly into the home’s existing electric grid and connected to a touch-screen, smartphone and computer. eSMART gives home owners remote and automatic control of things around their home to understand and reduce energy consumption. 

We are about to further develop our product and intensify marketing activities. In addition, resources are needed to protect our intellectual property. The Technology Fund gives us the necessary backing during this phase.

Fabrizio Lo Conte
CEO
www.myesmart.com

Allthings Technologies AG develops a front-end software platform for real estate developer and property managers. The platform enables digital communication among owners, property managers and tenants and adds digital services to increase efficiency and sustainability in buildings. Tenants can install multiple micro-apps thereby taking advantage of sustainability-oriented services such as an energy monitoring system. 

We experience high demand all over Europe, in particular from asset managers. To expand in further European countries, more upfront capital is required. The Technology Fund provides us with the necessary backing for fast Europe-wide scaling.

Marc Beermann
CFO
www.allthings.me

greenTEG develops thermal sensor and energy harvesting solutions which enable the conversion of thermal differences into electrical voltage. In addition, the company offers market solutions for increased energy efficiency and thermal measurements. By using the innovative technology of greenTEG AG, a small investment is enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions approximately 25% in comparison to conventional thermostats.

We are about to market an intelligent heating valve. The market entry and the corresponding high production costs at the beginning get significantly supported by the loan granted by the Technology Fund.

Wulf Glatz
CEO
www.greenteg.com

Terrabloc produces air-dried clay blocks composed of excavated soil which are used for facades, walls and partitions. In contrary to fired and concrete bricks, clay blocks save natural resources such as sand, gravel and clay. 

We aim to convert our manual production into a semiautomatic process and hire additional employees in sales, production and project management. To successfully develop our business further, we rely on financial stability, which will be provided by the Technology Fund.

Rodrigo Fernandez & Laurent de Wurstemberger
Founders
www.terrabloc.ch

Urban Farmers AG is a system integrator of commercialized Aquaponics (AP) systems on rooftops in urban environments. AP provides an innovative approach to raise fish and grow plants without using arable land. Fish waste gets recirculated into productive hydroponic growing which lowers plants’ need for additional fertilizer.

I am optimistic about the Urban Farmer's future because the granted loan guarantee will help realize future national and international projects.

Roman Gaus
CEO
www.urbanfarmers.com

Ymatron AG is a leading Swiss company in the development of smart sensor solutions for optimized waste management. Ymatron AG markets cloud-based overall solutions to measure, evaluate and visualize container fill levels and to organize scheduling and access control.

The guarantee supports our company remarkably in building up a stable market position and allows us to allocate the resources necessary to ensure effective operations. In addition, it helps to automate and optimize our business processes.

Michael Leuenberger
Head Swisslogix
www.swisslogix.com

ennos gmbh develops, produces and markets the sunlight pump, a highly efficient portable solar water pump for smallholder irrigation and domestic water supply. A highly efficient, brushless permanent magnet motor makes the solar pump highly effective for smallholders and reduces wear and tear.

The loan guarantee greatly facilitates our production expansion and distribution capacity over the next six years.

Karin Jeanneret Vezzini
CEO
www.ennos.ch

Aqua-4D Water Solutions develops, produces and markets an electromagnetic water treatment technology which recreates the natural water structure thereby increasing its ability to dissolve and transport minerals. The company’s main areas of application are: irrigation, livestock breeding and building industry. 

The successful completion of our validation projects is key to winning large clients. The support of the Technology Fund is extremely helpful during this intense key process of international market development. Currently we join forces to develop our business in Latin America.

Eric Valette
CEO
www.aqua4d.com

FluidSolids® is a composite material consisting of renewable natural raw materials. It is made up of fibre, filling materials and a binding agent. All of these materials are generated as industrial waste in the processing of renewable raw materials. As a result no agricultural land is used for the production of FluidSolids®. As a material FluidSolids® is also free from odours and emissions, and is biologically degradable.

The support of the Technology Fund will accelerate our investment in technical machinery and patentable innovation. We aim to increase serial production quickly.

Beat Karrer
CEO
www.fluidsolids.com

Misurio AG develops, markets and maintains software solutions to optimize operational planning of power supply companies. Misurio Optimizer is the core element for optimizing operational planning and constructing controllers for power plants, energy storage devices and flexible loads.

The loan guarantee of the Technology Fund supports our intention to proceed in market development and customer acquisition in Switzerland and Germany. In addition, we can invest in pre-finance software customization.

Karl Werlen
CEO
www.misurio.ch

Talbot New Energy AG develops an innovative technology for the use of industrial process steam in the low pressure range. In the past, the energy content in the process steam remained partially unused. This is not the case with the technology of Talbot New Energy AG which generates environmentally friendly electrical energy without additional CO2 emissions. 

The financing of the commercialization and set-up of a Europe-wide distribution network is remarkably supported by the loan guarantee.

Richard von Wittgenstein-Talbot
CEO
www.talbotnewenergy.com

Joulia SA develops, produces and markets an innovative heat recovery module which is based on the so called technology “Joulia-inline”. The product is invisibly integrated into a slim channel in the shower floor and efficiently recovers heat energy from the warm shower water as it goes down the drain to pre-heat the incoming cold water. 

The loan guarantee will lead us to advance the commercialization and industrialization of our product. In addition we plan to invest in product training and sales promotion.

Reto Schmid
CEO
www.joulia.com

Today’s marketed software application “Eaternity Cloud” is a unique restaurant management solution for calculating carbon emission and indicating the healthiness of meals. It automatically assesses costs, margins, carbon emissions, environmental sustainability, allergens, nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

We aim to expand our solution to individual gastronomy. By doing so, we are forced to develop the automation of the solution further and to shift it completely to the cloud. The loan guarantee allows us to proceed quickly.

Manuel Klarmann
owner
www.eaternity.com

Sorba Absorber GmbH produces and markets peat substitutes obtained from corn straw. The resulting products are so-called TEFA corn fibers. The high levels of crystal-line cellulose make TEFA corn fibers very robust and resistant to biological degradation in comparison to other peat substitutes. The Sorba-procedure is a stand-alone product on the market and registered for patent approval.

The loan guarantee supports our intention to expand production. This is the logical next step for us to counteract the negative consequences of peat consumption on global climate.

Stefan Grass
CEO
www.sorba-absorber.ch

Explosion Power GmbH develops, produces, markets and maintains Shock Pulse Generators (SPG). The online cleaning process of power plant boilers with SPG-systems represents considerable energetic improvement compared to the conventional baseline procedure with soot blowers.

We plan to penetrate the market of industrial boiler systems with our newly devel-oped and stronger SPG twin-system. The available financial resources are required for pushing forward our production and distribution efficiently.

Paul Müller
CEO
www.explosionpower.ch

The technology of IS SaveEnergy AG improves the eco-balance of wood-fired heating plants. The patented technology to recover heat from flue gas significantly increases the energy efficiency thereby reducing the need for fossil energy sources during peak hours which, together with a highly efficient electrical precipitator for emission control, considerably lowers the CO2 emissions of the wood-fired systems.

The loan guarantee ensures a sustainable and secure growth of our business.

Roger Stahel
CEO
WWW.SAVEENERGY.CH

Designergy develops and markets fully integrated PV roof modules, which not only generate electricity but also insulate against heat, cold and humidity. The product re-places classic roof structures built of tiles, insulation and separate PV-modules.

The loan guarantee is a milestone in the development of our company. It significantly helps the commercialization of our product.

Daniel Lepori
CEO
WWW.DESIGNERGY.CH