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

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

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

StartGreen@School invited to Helsinki 28.06.2019

The Borderstep project StartGreen@School was selected as the German finalist of the European Enterprise Award. The award is aimed at institutions and authorities that have rendered outstanding services to the promotion of entrepreneurial spirit. More

Green Startup Monitor 2018 26.06.2019

Now available in English: The Green Startup Monitor analyses the significance and challenges of those startups whose products and services contribute to the ecological goals of a Green Economy. More