You must be the change you wish to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)

StartGreen Award

The StartGreen Award fosters green economy entrepreneurs from Germany. It supports innovative start-ups and exemplary start-up funding initiatives in the areas of climate protection and sustainability, as well as providing them with exposure. More

Green Start-Up Investment Alliance

More support for green start-ups: This is what Green Start-Up Investment Alliance aims to achieve. The hands-on project searches for ways to promote environmental and climate protection in Germany through business start-ups. More

StartGreen Portal

StartGreen is the online information and networking portal for the green start-up community in Germany. In addition to news, events, and video contributions, as well as analyses and reports, stakeholders in the green start-up community can seek out potential partners and contacts in the networking section. More

Green Incubation: Best Practice Workshop Series

Borderstep regularly organizes international best practice dialogue events on the topic of green incubation. The workshop series, where experts on facilitating start-ups and innovation exchange views about green incubation approaches, began in 2014 with an event at the Charlottenburger Innovationszentrum (CHIC) in Berlin, Germany. More

Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation

The main goal of SHIFT is to enable universities, incubators, business development organizations, financial institutions, design service providers and other relevant actors and intermediaries to support sustainable entrepreneurship more effectively. More

Sustainable product innovation using dye-sensitized solar cells

Climate protection and supply security will play a vital role in the future of energy supply. The dye-sensitized solar cell, an innovative new solar cell technology, is giving rise to new applications. More

European knowledge transfer

Borderstep develops research projects that strengthen scientific exchange in Europe. For example, the institute brings together exemplary international best practices for the transformation toward a green economy. More

Research in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship

Borderstep conducts research on entrepreneurial ecosystems such as how support provided to start-ups and innovation for sustainable start-ups and innovators developing new business activities in the field of green technologies, products, and services interact. More

Borderstep News

Sustainable business canvas now available in Spanish 02.06.2017

In cooperation with the University of Oldenburg, Borderstep developed the Sustainable Business Model Canvas. A detailed description of the concept is now available in German, English and also in Spanish. More

Publication: Sustainability-profiled incubators 03.05.2017

Borderstep director Klaus Fichter, together with Natasha Bank and Magnus Klofsten of Linköping University, Sweden, published an article in Journal of Cleaner Production. The article examines sustainable incubators and deals in particular with the case study of the Green Garage, a green start-up center in Berlin. More

Why and How the Energy Requirements of Data Centers Are Growing 12.04.2017

DOTmagazine interviewed Borderstep senior researcher Dr. Ralph Hintemann on his research results on the development of energy consumption in data centers in Germany and internationally. More