From science comes prevision, from prevision comes action. (Auguste Comte)

Demonstration of the benefit of solar thermal venetian blinds in real operation (DESTINI)

With DESTINI, the solar thermal blind is being implemented for the first time in the largest European innovation quarter near Frankfurt a.M. The Borderstep Institute is supporting the project and is developing business and marketing models for the new technology with its partners. More

IMPACT of sustainability-oriented start-up support

Improve the effectiveness of start-up support programmes. The project develops an evaluation model with which the economic, ecological and social impact of start-up support programmes can be recorded, assessed and improved. More

Structural change in the automotive industry

Electric mobility, autonomous driving and new competitors are changing the automotive industry. The project analyses the transformation processes set in motion by globalisation, digitisation and climate protection. The aim is to identify options for action for a structural policy of the actors aiming at sustainability. More

Governance of Radical Environmental Innovations

Radical system innovations only slowly lead to the transformation of markets. Using the example of building-related heat supply, the project investigates how such processes can be accelerated by an activating state. More

Waste heat utilisation of Edge Data Centers with Hot-Fluid-Adsorption-System

The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate an energy-efficient, standardised data center with liquid-cooled servers in which the waste heat is converted into cold and can thus be used for cooling. More

DIN sustainability standard for start-ups (DIN Connect)

The aim of the project is to develop, test and institutionalise a standard for assessing the sustainability potential of start-ups. More

Sustainability 4All

The Sustainability 4All project will encourage the early and lasting integration of climate protection and other sustainability concerns into newly founded, innovative companies, in particular start-ups, and facilitate this through practical solutions. More

Adaptive facade collectors for solar architecture

The ArKol research project is developing novel thermal solar collectors for use in building facades. Borderstep supports the project consortium on behalf of Fraunhofer ISE with selected methods of innovation and technology management. More


Energy-efficient cloud computing technologies and policies for an eco-friendly cloud market

In the EU-EcoCloud project, the energy consumption and energy efficiency potentials of cloud computing services in the EU are determined. In a moderated stakeholder process, recommendations for action for energy-efficient cloud computing will be developed. More

Climate Protection Potentials of the Digital Transformation

The project, which is funded by the BMBF under the research priority "Economics of Climate Change", aims to determine whether digitisation will lead to more or less climate protection overall. More