If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

StartGreen Award 2018

Networking Forum & Award Ceremony

  • November 15th, 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 at the Federal Environment Ministry in Berlin. More

High-Level-Matching for GreenTech-Start-ups Part 2

Second round for the matching format within the scope of Bordersteps GreenUpInvest project

  • December 2017, VKU-Forum, Invalidenstr. 91, 10115 Berlin

For the second time, Borderstep organizes a High-Level-Matching for green startups and business angel and VC investors as part of their GreenUpInvest project. More

Green Entrepreneurship Academy

Entrepreneurship trainers instruct the candidates about the necessary steps to make the green startup ideas feasible for Kosovo’s market

  • November 2017, Mitrovica, Kosovo

Borderstep organizes, in collaboration with the GIZ, a Green Entrepreneurship Academy for aspiring entrepreneurs in Kosovo. The academy takes place in November 2017 in Mitrovica, Kosovo. More

From Energiewende to Energy Transition

European Perspectives on Smart Energy Systems

  • October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The large-scale project WindNODE from northeastern Germany wants to start a joint discussion with different European regions that face similar challenges when it comes to the next steps of energy transition. More

Borderstep Impact Forum 2017

How do innovations and start-ups have to be funded in order for the transformation toward a green economy to succeed?

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

How should innovations and start-ups be funded for the successful transformation toward a green economy? This question took center stage at the Borderstep Impact Forum 2017 held at the Max Planck Society's Harnack-Haus in Berlin-Dahlem. More

SHIFTing the Support of Entrepreneurship in Eco-Innovation

The Roles of Universities, Incubators, Business Development Organisations, Design Service Providers, Funders and Interagents

  • 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The workshop is the final event for the project SHIFT – Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation, a research project supported by the ECO-INNOVERA Network. More

Final conference of nordwest2050

Climate change as an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany

  • 2014, Bremen, Germany

As one of the research partners, the Borderstep Institute, presented the findings from three projects on cooling, air conditioning, and bioenergy at the International Final Conference of the “nordwest2050” (KLIMZUG) project in Bremen. More

Tour of Berlin’s Eco-Innovation Hotspots

Borderstep event at International Policy Forum “Eco-Innovation Systems in Developing Countries”

  • 2014, Berlin, Germany

In January 2014, Borderstep created a side event at the International Policy Forum “Eco-Innovation Systems in Developing Countries” which was organized by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). More

Berlin on the path to becoming a green start-up capital?

Kick-off event for the StartUp4Climate start-up initiative

  • 2013, Berlin, Germany

Experts from Germany and the US discussed the opportunities for start-ups in the green economy in Berlin and Brandenburg during the “Startup Week Germany” in November 2013. More

Diffusion paths for sustainable innovations

Final conference of the research project

  • 2012, Berlin, Germany

During the conference, the various types of diffusion paths were presented and differentiated from others in which product and service innovations are disseminated more successfully even today. More

Borderstep News

How much energy does the cloud need? 13.03.2019

In a joint study, the Environment Agency Austria and the German Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability are analysing for the first time which IT infrastructure and IT services are used across the EU via the Internet. More

Borderstep welcomes On Purpose at its Berlin office 25.02.2019

Their associate-programme offers motivated professionals the opportunity to get to know the sustainable entrepreneurship sector. Currently, Martin Strobel is developing the StartGreen platform at Borderstep Institute as an On Purpose associate. More

Strengthening green start-ups 13.12.2018

With a total of 12 events from the Ruhr area to the Black Forest, Borderstep will be exploring the green start-up scene in Germany from February 2019. The purpose of the format is to convey knowledge about the general conditions, the significance, the trends and the hurdles of green start-ups. More