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

ScaleUp4Sustainability

The aim of the EU-funded project is to test new forms of cooperation between students, companies and start-ups in promoting green innovation and to improve existing services. More

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 Entrepreneurship Academy in Northern Kosovo

At the Green Entrepreneurship Academy in Northern Kosovo, young aspiring entrepreneurs from Kosovo receive individual training in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship, with the intention of assisting them in realizing their sustainable business ideas. More

WindNode — A showcase for smart energy from the north-east of Germany

Over the next four years, more than 50 partners will be working together on the northeast German model region for smart energy, as part of the collaborative WindNODE project. The Borderstep Institute is also on board as a science network partner. 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

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

#SGA18: These are the Winners 21.11.2018

The winners of the StartGreen Awards 2018 and the StartGreen@ School Awards 2018 have been announced. The award ceremony took place for the fourth time in a row as part of "Gründerwoche Deutschland" at the Federal Environment Ministry in Berlin. More

EURAM 2019: Call for papers 26.10.2018

For the track "Sustainability, Circular and Green Tech Innovation" of the EURAM Conference 2019, scientific articles (full papers) can be submitted until 15 January 2019. Borderstep Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is co-chair of the track. More

Smart City: Exchange of ideas Berlin and Los Angeles 24.10.2018

Dr. Severin Beucker, Managing Director of Borderstep, introduced Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer from Los Angeles, to the WindNODE project at the Berlin Urban Tech Summit. More