Our company

We started from one observation: the highway authority did not have the means to size their vehicle fleet, since there was no system in place to objectively measure the cleanliness level.

We developed a solution with EPFL, HE-Arc, the cities of Zurich, Fribourg, Pully and the Canton of Geneva, with the support of Innosuisse, the FOEN and the Canton of Fribourg. We are extremely grateful to them.

What drives us is passion: to solve — actively interacting with our clients — issues which improve the quality of life, the preservation of the environment and the quality of our employees’ work. AI and digital technologies in support of measurable and sustainable improvements.

Our awards

  • 2019 – “Seal of Excellence” CE Horizon 2020
  • 2019 — Franco-German Hub for Industry 4.0 Gold Medal to Vivatech
  • 2019 — French IoT Smart Cities selection and participation at Las Vegas CES
  • 2018 — DeepTech4Good by the EC
  • 2018 — Cleantech Fribourg Innovation Award
  • 2017 — Selection Foundation De Vigier

Our team

Sandrine Bornand

Sandrine Bornand

Project Manager and Customer Assistance

Develop relationships of trust and lasting in order to achieve a common goal.
Nicolas Schmidt

Nicolas Schmidt

Project Manager and Customer Assistance

Improve everyone’s quality of life by applying innovative ecological solutions.

Marina Pacheco

Marina Pacheco

Project Manager and Customer Assistance

Helping cities reduce their carbon footprint and their resources while maintaining a good level of cleanliness.

Andréas von Kaenel

Andréas von Kaenel

CEO

Find new ideas and solutions for customers.
Johanna Melly

Johanna Melly

Software Engineer

Take a step towards a cleaner world using current technologies.
Marc Schnaebele

Marc Schnaebele

Software Engineer

I am a techolo, develop solutions to link technology to ecology!
Emmanuel Bréton

Emmanuel Bréton

CTO

Make the team grow, get the latest tech out of the labs, to infinity and beyond.
Alain Dobler

Alain Dobler

CFO

Offer the customer a tool that makes their work easier and reduces their ecological footprint.

Advisory Board

Maia Wentland

Maia Wentland

Advisory Board

Maia Wentland, former Vice President of Unil and dean of HEC Lausanne, with track record in AI for decisions systems and Knowledge management. She brings her competence in AI, her strategic acumen and commitment in responsible and sustainable management.

Jean-Philippe Thiran

Jean-Philippe Thiran

Advisory Board

Jean-Philippe Thiran is a Full Professor and the director of the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS5) of EPFL, specialized in computer vision. He is heavily involved in tech transfer and industrial collaborations and has created several start-ups. He will provide Cortexia with access to the latest technologies in AI to maintain its technological edge.

Marc Tesch

Marc Tesch

Advisory Board

is an entrepreneur in AI applications and data analytics. With track record in management and technical sales, he lead many companies to success. He brings his experience in strategy development and implementation.

Our partners

A collaboration with trusted specialists

Cortexia SA, Route de Vevey 105, 1618 Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland

Our solutions enable both cities and businesses to manage urban cleanliness accurately and objectively, making cities more attractive and sustainable.

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