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

EU-EcoCloud

Energy-efficient cloud computing technologies and policies for an eco-friendly cloud market

In the EU-EcoCloud project, the energy consumption and energy efficiency potentials of cloud computing services in the EU are determined. In a moderated stakeholder process, recommendations for action for energy-efficient cloud computing will be developed. More

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

Borderstep News

Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019

The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More

Digitisation = climate protection? 31.07.2019

Cloud Computing, 3D-Printing, Big Data, Industry 4.0: The world of work and life is changing drastically due to digitalization. How does this affect climate protection? This is the focus of the CliDiTrans project of the Borderstep Institute. More

Interview: Germany, Green Energy Valley 01.07.2019

Clean Energy Wire interviewed Borderstep founder Prof. Klaus Fichter about the start-up scene in Germany. How important is the engineering spirit of the country? More