Ten cleantech start-ups meet investors in Munich


Schlieren ZH – The jury of the Venture Leaders Cleantech 2023 program has selected the ten most promising Swiss cleantech start-ups from 90 applications for a trip to Munich. There they present their business models to investors.

The ten cleantech start-ups for the so-called Swiss national start-up team have been nominated. They will participate in the Venture Leaders Cleantech Program 2023 and travel to Munich for an investor and business development roadshow. This should give them a deep insight into the global start-up scene. The roadshow includes public and private pitch sessions, high-level networking opportunities, company visits and individual business development activities.

The program, worth 10,000 Swiss francs, is organized by Venturelab and is free of charge for the winners. It is financed by EY, Helbling Technik, SAK, Swisscom Ventures, the Canton of Vaud, Vischer and the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and Lausanne (EPFL).

Among the four Zurich-based startups is Biosimo Chemicals, with its sustainable biobased chemicals that replace fossil products. Correntics ‘ software helps companies anticipate and avoid supply chain disruptions caused by climate change and emerging sustainability risks. VunaNexus converts urine from humans and animals into fertilizer called aurine. And Dimpora is developing the world’s first non-toxic, waterproof, breathable, PFAS-free and fully porous membranes for sports and outdoor textiles, for example.

Three of the selected start-ups come from the canton of Vaud. The system from Neology (Lutry) converts liquid ammonia into pure hydrogen. Voltiris (Lausanne) develops the first photovoltaic modules for high-tech greenhouses. Comoposity-Recycling ‘s (Ecublens) solution recovers glass fibers from composites, which become reusable thanks to a post-treatment collaboration with EPFL.

Hive Power, based in Manno TI, uses its platforms to optimize the power consumption of all devices connected to the power grid. Impossible Materials (Marly FR) offers plant-based materials to companies for their products. And the generator from WattAnyWhere (Sion VS) converts renewable ethanol into clean electricity for e-vehicles. ce/mm