Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. (Aristoteles)

Networking cleantech and green economy actors

Networking cleantech and green economy actors is an important objective of Borderstep’s work. More

Network for Global Innovation (NGIN)

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

UNEP Working Group: Research on resource efficiency

Represented by its CEO, Dr. Severin Beucker, the Borderstep Institute is an active member of a working group on resource efficiency, evaluating efficiency technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and their environmental impacts along the life cycle. More

Research cooperation Climate Change

The Borderstep Institute is cooperating with the Bren School at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in a research project on climate change commissioned by the International Resource Panel (IRP) of the United Nations Environment Programme. More

Sustainable entrepreneurship and eco-innovation

The Borderstep Institute has contributed to developments in the fields of green economy and sustainable entrepreneurship for several years. Borderstep carries out empirically based research on transatlantic trends, developments, and dynamics of green markets. More

Policy advice: climate technology study

The goal of the Market Study Technologies and services for climate mitigation and adaptation from Germany was to develop a coherent overview of German products, services, and cooperation for the German National Designated Entity in order to match supply and demand in the climate adaptation and mitigation market; Borderstep prepared the study for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. More

Green Incubation: Best Practice Workshop Series

Borderstep regularly organizes international best practice dialogue events on the topic of green incubation. The workshop series, where experts on facilitating start-ups and innovation exchange views about green incubation approaches, began in 2014 with an event at the Charlottenburger Innovationszentrum (CHIC) in Berlin, Germany. More

Connective Cities Dialogue Events: Promoting Innovative and Sustainable Start-ups

The international city platform Connective Cities provides global and demand-based services to improve the cooperation of urban practitioners. In December 2014, Klaus Fichter delivered a keynote address at a Connective Cities dialogue event focused on promoting innovative and sustainable start-ups. 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