My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. (Henry Ford)

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

OIKOS international

students for sustainable economics and management

Borderstep supports summer schools and events in the context of oikos International—students for sustainable economics and management. More

Santa Clara University, Miller Center

Borderstep and the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University collaborated on developing an executive education program on impact investing. 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

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

The Borderstep Institute is cooperating with Prof. Sangwon Suh of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science and Management on a research project for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). More

UNEP International Resource Panel

The Borderstep Institute is collaborating with the working group of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) International Resource Panel. The working group is evaluating efficiency technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and their environmental impacts along the life cycle. More

Borderstep News

Special Issue on Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures 21.10.2020

The Journal of Cleaner Production is planning a special issue to evaluate and forecast the impact of start-ups on sustainability. Borderstep director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is guest editor. Proposals can be submitted. More

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