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

ISPIM 2019

European Innovation Conference

  • June 2019, Florence, Italy

Do those start-ups that set themselves economic, ecological and/or social targets have more difficulties raising capital than other start-ups? Borderstep presents current research results at this year's ISPIM conference. More

EURAM Annual Conference 2019

Prof. Klaus Fichter Co-Chair of a track of the Strategic Interest Group (SIG) Innovation

  • June 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Borderstep presents the latest research results on Green Innovation at the annual EURAM Conference, which takes place this year in Portugal. More

Borderstep at ICT4S 2019 in Finland

Sustainability in ICT

  • June 2019, Lappeenranta, Finland

Borderstep is invited to the ICT4S conference in Finland with a presentation on the use of flexibility from residential neighbourhoods. The international ICT4S conferences deal with sustainability in the field of information and communication technology. More

StartGreen Award 2018

Networking Forum & Award Ceremony

  • 2018, Berlin, Germany

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

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

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

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