A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. (Mark Twain)

Aalto University

Aalto University Finland is a multidisciplinary university in the fields of science, economics, and art and design. Borderstep collaborates with its NODUS Sustainable Design Research Group and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS) More

FGF Sustainable Entrepreneurship working group

Borderstep is a member of the Association for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Research (Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung FGF), the leading scientific association for start-ups and entrepreneurship in German-speaking countries. More

German Water Partnership (GWP)

German Water Partnership is a network of companies, institutions and associations of the German water industry. More

Green IT Research Forum

Borderstep co-founded the Green IT Research Forum. The platform was established by leading research institutions in German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) in 2009 to foster exchange on developments in Green IT and to accompany such research by holding regular events for exchange on the topic. More

ISPIM International Society for Professional Innovation Management

Borderstep is actively involved in the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) such as through organizing special sessions on sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation at the annual ISPIM conferences. More

Linköping University

Linköping University is now one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions and a research-based university. Borderstep collaborates with the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management and Engineering More

Network for Global Innovation (NGIN)

In collaboration with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Borderstep is developing a network for global innovation network and working on a “green innovation bridge” connecting the US, Germany, and Europe. More

The Centre for Sustainable Design®

The Centre for Sustainable Design® (CfSD) organizes the internationally recognized ‘Sustainable Innovation’ series of conferences. Borderstep is regularly involved in the Sustainable Innovation series of conferences by serving on the review board, chairing sessions and giving keynote speeches. 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