It always seems impossible until it's done. (Nelson Mandela)

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

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

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Research and Project Development

Based on empirical studies, Borderstep carries out research on transatlantic trends, developments and dynamics of green markets. More

Landing Pad Program for green start-ups

The German-American Landing Pad Program enables entrepreneurs and innovators in the cleantech space to gain access to the U.S. and California market. More

Transatlantic knowledge transfer

Borderstep develops research and consulting projects that strengthen global scientific exchange, with a particular focus on Europe and the US. More

Borderstep News

Sustainable business canvas now available in Spanish 02.06.2017

In cooperation with the University of Oldenburg, Borderstep developed the Sustainable Business Model Canvas. A detailed description of the concept is now available in German, English and also in Spanish. More

Publication: Sustainability-profiled incubators 03.05.2017

Borderstep director Klaus Fichter, together with Natasha Bank and Magnus Klofsten of Linköping University, Sweden, published an article in Journal of Cleaner Production. The article examines sustainable incubators and deals in particular with the case study of the Green Garage, a green start-up center in Berlin. More

Why and How the Energy Requirements of Data Centers Are Growing 12.04.2017

DOTmagazine interviewed Borderstep senior researcher Dr. Ralph Hintemann on his research results on the development of energy consumption in data centers in Germany and internationally. More