As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.
CleantechAlps is instrumental in green innovation and mobilises key players to create the most favourable conditions for the development and growth of companies addressing the energy transition and climate change challenges.
Launched as an initiative of the seven cantons of Western Switzerland to strengthen the competitiveness and reputation of the Swiss cleantech community, CleantechAlps has contributed to the growth of more than 800 companies and research institutions forming a cleantech hotspot in the centre of Europe.
Supported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), CleantechAlps' main lines of action are:
- Increase networking activities in order to accelerate ecosystem integration for companies, including a specific program for qualified introductions.
- Boosting company positioning and recognition in new markets.
- Promoting globally cleantech innovation to support the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and encourage the deployment of solutions for climate change related issues (see the Swiss Cleantech Report).
Highly efficient fully irrigated heat exchangers for heating industrial halls
Precision irrigation for water efficiency and land restoration
A high-tech foil for the perfect building-integration of photovoltaic renewable energy
Saving water & energy during daily routines while providing a unique and pleasant experience
A system to heat and cool urban districts using underground infrastructures
A mobile solar thermal system for the industry and agriculture sector
A ground-breaking solution for the production of sustainable and cost-competitive bio-based materials
Fully certified electric propulsion and battery management for electric-powered aeroplanes
A nanotech lubricant to reduce consumption and pollution by increasing the mechanical efficiency of vehicles
Smart monitoring and automation system for electrical distribution grids.
Reliable and efficient combined heat and power units
Plastic waste as a building material to face the growing housing crisis
Innovation in hydrogen fuel cells for mobility applications
Generating and distributing photovoltaic electricity within apartment buildings
From fossil fuel engines to high power electric propulsion systems based on hydrogen
Smart prepregs for in-situ damage healing and easier recycling of composite structures
A high-tech monitoring system for solar rooftops and distributed generation systems
Electric boat powered by solar energy to remove floating garbage in port and bathing areas
A new hybrid technology for lighter automotive interior panels and using less plastic
A solar pv module combining agriculture and photovoltaics without tradeoffs
An AI and Sensor-based technology to communicate and manage building systems
Data storage systems reducing energy consumption and space utilization
A solution for the electrification of remote areas with sustainable energy
A sustainable and efficient solution for cooling data centres
A platform to help private gardeners to create bio-inspired landscapes
A high-perfoming solar thermal technology for the production of hot water and steam
Robotic mass-production of solar concentrator solutions
Tyre recycling by transforming the end-of-life tyres into a valuable and sustainable resource.
A sustainable, profitable and ecological alternative to fossil-based plastics
A scaleable co2 recycler for the food and chemical industry
An integrated solar water pump solution for preserving and purifying drinking water
A cost-effective plastic manufacturing technology for recycled and lightweight packaging
A monitoring platform for drinking water treatment and beverage production plants
Industrial automation for predictive maintenance and anomaly detection in extreme environments
Solar-powered water pump for smallholder farmers and communities
A monitoring tool to help cities decrease littering, water use and co2 emissions
Using technology and data to accelerate the energy efficiency of buildings
High-tech, low-cost building-system, without any sand or petroleum-based materials
An automatic handwashing station mixing water and soap optimally while ensuring hygiene
An IoT & AI platform connecting 100B+ water assets off-radar today to enable water-energy savings
A solution to up-cycle organic waste streams into performance materials
A feed additive certified to reduce enteric methane production in dairy cows and beef cattle
A showerdrain that reclaims up to 42% heat energy from used shower water by pre-warming the fresh cold water
A bio-based insulation batt made from grass, for positive impact and high energy efficiency in buildings
An automated aeroponics system to grow full-size leafy greens in commercial greenhouses