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BactoSense nominated for Green Business Award

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

The Green Business Award annually recognises innovative Swiss businesses that combine economic success with environmental benefits.

Green Business Award Nomination 2022

Thanks to the designation of the Technology Fund, bNovate Technologies has been chosen by Green Business Switzerland to compete for this prestigious award. With this nomination, our multiple award-winning mobile lab for bacterial detection in water – BactoSense – gains further recognition as a solution combining economic success with ecological impact.


After being awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label in 2021, BactoSense, developed in Switzerland by bNovate Technologies, continues to be acknowledged by prominent juries and high-profile companies.

A success indicator for sustainability and profitability


Since 2019, the Green Business Award has recognised the most innovative Swiss businesses combining economic growth with a positive environmental impact. Green Business Switzerland emphasises the beneficial connection between economic performance and sustainability.


“It is great to see that sustainability is recognised as a business field of the future and that Swiss entrepreneurs have the courage to go ahead and think long-term”, states Cédric Habermacher, Director of Green Business Switzerland.


“As the innovation world champion, Switzerland offers ideal conditions for developing solutions here at home that can be scaled globally. That's why the Green Business Award is so important”, says Jury President Doris Leuthard.


Because of a comprehensive selection procedure, the Green Business Award is an important success indicator for sustainability and economic profitability and hence a highly sought-after award.

BactoSense in lab

But for which reason has BactoSense been nominated to run for this award? What makes a bacteria counting instrument a sustainable and, at the same time, profitable solution?



Find below a summary of its unique features:

  • While analyzing water samples usually requires a large amount of consumables, our solution minimises waste, thanks to its smart reusable cartridge system. Containing all the substances needed for the reliable detection of bacteria in water for up to 1'000 measurements, the cartridge is sent back to us when empty – to be serviced and refilled. bNovate also organises waste recycling through a specialized and sustainable waste company.

  • Don’t bring your water sample to the lab. Bring your lab to the water sample! BactoSense is compact and offers an all-in-one solution that can be used in industrial environments. Eliminating the transport of samples reduces substantial CO2 emissions.

  • Onsite water monitoring using online flow cytometry technology decreases the consumption of disposable plastic tests, avoids transporting samples, requires less energy for water treatment, and allows process optimizations such as lowering chlorine use. All this leads to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint.

With BactoSense mobile lab, you can measure water quality anytime, anywhere! Do you want more information? Don’t hesitate to contact us!



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