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

  • 2022 – Finalist : Mindsphere Future Water Series x Expo 2020 Dubai Hackathon Challenge for Water
  • 2021 – Alliance – Concours « Source d’innovation »
  • 2021 – Efficient Solution Label by the Solar Impulse Foundation
  • 2020 – Grand prix du public – Teratec – Digital Simulation Award 2020
  • 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

Maria John

Maria John

Sales Manager

Developing projects for sustainable cities together and building a trusting partnership.

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

To help cities reduce their carbon footprint and resources while maintaining a clean environment.

Andréas von Kaenel

Andréas von Kaenel

CEO

Find new ideas and solutions for customers.

Laurent Dalibon

Laurent Dalibon

Director of France

“If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!” Jesse Jackson.

Pauline Treyvaud

Pauline Treyvaud

Junior Data Scientist

Using today’s technologies to work together for tomorrow’s world.

Marc Schnaebele

Marc Schnaebele

Software Engineer

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

Charles François Rey

Charles François Rey

Senior Software Engineer

Finding effective solutions to today’s challenges, using technology in a responsible way.

Johanna Melly

Johanna Melly

Software Engineer

Take a step towards a cleaner world using current technologies.

Julien Dupont

Julien Dupont

Lead Data Scientist

The data-driven, AI-based leverage inspires human decision-making and helps you meet sustainability.

Emmanuel Bréton

Emmanuel Bréton

CTO

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

Evelyne Risse

Evelyne Risse

Finance and Administration Manager

Good management of internal resources and the skills of everyone to ensure a healthy and innovative company.

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

Canton de Bâle-Ville

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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