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

Impressions 2019

Research and Industry Projects

Innovation Monitor

The Swiss Environment & Energy Innovation Monitor provides information on active startups and innovative projects in the environment and energy business sectors. It is a continuously updated database, online since 2018. We aim to bring visibility and accessibilty about these projects and startups to a wider audience, especially investors, collaboration partners, researchers, and startup ecosystem supporters. The database is managed by a team of researchers from the ZHAW School of Management and Law, and experts from the startup development company, eqlosion, and supported by the SFOE and Innosuisse. The project will be presented by Dr. Christina Marchand.

VBZ Innovation Projects

Modern and sustainable public transport systems are one of the essential aspects for high quality of life in cities. Already today, social and technical megatrends simultaneously demand new mobility solutions while they redefine the scope of what public transport is. VBZ and the City of Zurich, with their innovation projects, are strategically expanding and transforming public mobility, delivering direct benefits to their users and to the environment. These efforts include a greater Zurich area intermodal mobility booking platform, the FlexNetz on-demand public transport ridesharing project, the replacement of the diesel bus fleet with modern electric buses, and the testing of automated driving technologies when they are available.


When designing the Microlino, we thought about the density of cities nowadays. On average, a car is only occupied by 1.2 people and drives 35 km daily. Driving a big car is like taking your luggage with you every day, although you are only travelling for a few days a year. Sounds stupid, right? This is why we realised that there is a need for a vehicle, which combines the advantages of a motorbike with those of a car. But not only does the Microlino combine the best of two worlds, it is also more eco-friendly: it needs approximately 60% less energy in production and usage, due to its light weight and fewer parts being used. It can be charged on a houseplug in just 4 hours. You can Cross-park and get out directly on the sidewalk. The microlino will be presented until 13:30 in front of the auditorium.


Renewable Management and Real-Time Control Platform (ReMaP) - Future energy systems will be shaped by three trends: Decentralisation, electrification and digitalisation. These trends are turning traditional "consumers" into "prosumers", which poses a major challenge, especially for the distribution network. With ReMaP, a new software- and hardware-based platform, the effects of these trends on the distribution network can be investigated. The platform is being jointly developed by ETH, Empa, PSI, smart grid solutions, Supercomputing Systems, Adaptricity and National Instruments. Project Leader Dr. Andreas Haselbacher from the Energy Science Center (ESC), will present the project.

Inside Energy Startup Day 2019 Video Series

GlobalTechBox produces high quality videos about startups and venture capital. On our social media channels, you can meet the CEOs and Founders of the most promising startups and get  insights into their companies and market. At the energy startup day, around 8 Startups will be interviewed and filmed. The dedicated video series will be available as "Inside Energy Startup Day 2019" on all social channels. Please stay tuned.

Startup Rating and Support


BV4 is a leading specialist for Startup scouting, assessment and valuation. Our aim is to help Startups improve their investment proposition. And we support Investors and Corporations in making the best Venture investments. BV4's key assets are our data-driven scouting tool and database of >12k Startups, the proprietary rating model and our unique valuation methodology. We are part of the Swiss Startup Group, with excellent access to the Startup ecosystem.


Early Metrics is the first rating agency for startups and innovative SMEs. Its proprietary methodology, based on extra-financial and financial metrics, allows to rate the growth potential of startups and provide transparent insights to decision-makers. To date, Early Metrics has rated over 3000 startups on behalf of more than 250 corporates and funds.