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

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

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

Green start-ups need more tailwind 21.07.2020

An article on the Bertelsmann Foundation's innovation platform presents the Green Startup Monitor 2020. The team of authors analyzes which forms of funding help the community. One example is the StartGreen Award, which Borderstep has been presenting since 2015 as part of the Startup Week Germany. More

Green Startup Monitor 2020 15.07.2020

The key findings of our Green Startup Monitor 2020 are now available in English! Read about the key hurdles and the measures we recommend. More

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