We turn manure into clean water.

Bluetector is a Cleantech company that has developed a novel inexpensive biological treatment process for wastewater with high concentrations of COD, nitrogen and phosphorus. A patent has been issued to Bluetector for its new wastewater treatment system, the BlueBox Ultra.

The BlueBox Ultra has been developed to treat problematic wastewaters with high levels of pollutants and nutrients , such as manure or wastewater from mobile toilet cabins.

The company was founded in 2012 by David Din, a serial entrepreneur in the field of wastewater treatment. Bluetector AG is a privately held company and is headquartered at the Technopark Lucerne in Switzerland.


Who we are.

The Bluetector team has spent many years treating very difficult waste waters from totally different industries. We understand the problems that our clients have with their waste water while having to run their daily business.

Waste water is our passion, and we are here to help you.


David Din

Founder & CEO

Emmanouil Vournelis

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Reiter

Electronics & PLC

Sascha Sendrowski

Technics Dept.

Board of Directors

Stephan Fritz


David Din

Founder & CEO

Lutz Steinberg


Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Hansruedi Siegrist


Our History


Our story is just beginning

  • 01

    In February Bluetector is awarded the Resource Efficiency Award at the event “Cleantech Innovate 2016” in London.

  • 02

    Prof. Dr. Hansruedi Siegrist of Eawag becomes the first member of Bluetector’s newly formed Advisory Board. Eawag is the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and is part of the ETH Zurich.


First BlueBox delivered to client in Switzerland

  • 01

    Bluetector appoints Jürg Meyer as Chairman. He is a Managing Partner at the leading Swiss engineering company Holinger where he is responsible for the divisions wastewater and energy.

  • 02

    In April Bluetector is chosen as a 2015 Red Herring Europe Winner.

  • 03

    In June the first BlueBox is delivered to a site in Zurich, Switzerland to treat the wastewater from rental toilet cabins.

  • 04

    Bluetector receives the authorization to discharge the treated water from its BlueBox at the site in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • 05

    Bluetector strongly improves the quality of its effluent values.


First order for 3 BlueBox systems

  • 01

    Bluetector AG signs up its first client which orders 3 BlueBox systems from us.

  • 02

    The company is selected as a winner in the IMD Startup competition for its “sludge-to-energy” technology.

  • 03

    The first patent that was filed in 2012 is being issued to Bluetector.

  • 04

    Bluetector receives the prestigious CTI Label from Switzerland’s Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI.

  • 05

    Bluetector is the second strongest climber in this year’s edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startups, gaining 73 places and now ranked 27th. Bluetector also makes it into the TOP 5 Cleantech Startups in Switzerland.

  • 06

    Bluetector successfully closes a Growth Financing round of 2 Million CHF with the Luzerner Kantonalbank, the Zürcher Kantonalbank, investiere.ch and the StartAngels network.


Seed Financing round of 600’000 CHF

  • 01

    Bluetector AG closes a seed financing round with the Zürcher Kantonalbank and private investors and moves into the Technopark Luzern.

  • 02

    David Din is selected among the “Venture Leaders” that represent the 20 most promising entrepreneurs to join the Swiss National Startup team.

  • 03

    Bluetector is voted into the TOP 100 Swiss Startups of 2013 for the first time.

  • 04

    Bluetector hires its first employees and builds a pilot plant for the treatment of difficult wastewaters.


This was where it all started

  • 01

    Bluetector AG is incorporated in February 2012 in Zug, Switzerland, by its founder.

  • 02

    In February a patent application is filed for Bluetector’s BlueBox system.

  • 03

    A prototype to treat very sludgy waste water is successfully tested in June.

  • 04

    Bluetector receives the coaching acceptance of CTI Start-up, and Paola Ghillani becomes our coach.

Our Awards

Red Herring Europe 2015

Top100 - The best Swiss startups

IMD Startup Competition

Venture Leaders

CTI Start Up Label

Cleantech Innovate 2016: Resource Efficiency Award