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

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