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

Echoing Green: Borderstep supports green talents 08.03.2018

Linda Bergset, senior researcher at the Borderstep Institute, was one of the reviewers for the Climate Fellowship 2018 of Echoing Green. The Fellowship promotes innovative ideas from around the world on topics such as water, waste and energy. More

StartGreen Competitors Successful at Cleantech Open 27.02.2018

Two victorious startups from the 2017 StartGreen Award and winners of the German preselection for the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition succeeded again in California. Matteco scored second place in the “Seed Track” category (1 of 3 categories), while Ineratec, a spin-off company of KIT, won in the “Scale Track” category. More

Call for papers for the International Technology Management Conference 16.02.2018

The 24th ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference will take place from June 17 – 20, 2018 in Stuttgart (Germany). Dr. Severin Beucker is co-chair of the session „Sustainability in Innovation & Entrepreneurship“. The call for papers is open until March 15th 2018. More