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

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

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


The aim of the EU-funded project is to test new forms of cooperation between students, companies and start-ups in promoting green innovation and to improve existing services. More

Smart framework conditions for energy and resource savings with networked products

The short study, which was commissioned by the BUND, shows the ecological challenges of the increasing networking of private households. At the same time, it identifies measures to steer the consumption of energy and other resources towards environmentally compatible paths. More

Total Energy Management for Professional Data Centers

The TEMPRO project—"Total Energy Management for Professional Data Centers"—develops solutions to significantly reduce data center energy consumption. It focuses on a holistic approach to energy management. More

WindNode — A showcase for smart energy from the north-east of Germany

Over the next four years, more than 50 partners will be working together on the northeast German model region for smart energy, as part of the collaborative WindNODE project. The Borderstep Institute is also on board as a science network partner. More