Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

US exchange students at the Borderstep Institut

Borderstep hosted a lecture about financing and funding opportunities for green startups in Germany

  • October 2017, Berlin, Germany

During the visit at the Borderstep Institute, students learned about financing and funding opportunities for green startups in Germany as well as opportunities on an international level. More

Business development trip to California

Support for the water management sector when entering the US market

  • 2016, Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA

The Borderstep Institute is organizing a five-day business development trip to California for the water management sector in cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco (GACC West) and German Water Partnership. More

Energy Efficiency Export Initiative

Business development trip for companies involved in green IT

  • 2015, San Francisco, USA

As part of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) Export Initiative for Energy Efficiency ("Energy Efficiency made in Germany"), a green IT business delegation made a trip to San Francisco in California from November 2 to 6, 2015. More

Building a Global Cleantech Innovation Ecosystem

International Expert Workshop

  • 2014/2015, Berlin, Germany

Together with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the Borderstep Institute established a forum and network on green innovation with the objective of bringing together leaders in this field from around the globe. More

Los Angeles Cleantech Global Showcase (GloSho)

International Cleantech Event

  • 2015, Los Angeles, USA

The Borderstep Institute for Innovation & Sustainability was hosting the panel “International Market Showcase: Germany” at the 2nd LA Cleantech Incubator’s Global Showcase (GloSho) Summit. More

Leaders in Green Incubation

International Expert Workshop

  • 2014, Berlin, Germany

“Leaders in Green Incubation” was the title of an international expert workshop organized by the Borderstep Institute on 20 May 2014 at the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC). More

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator in Berlin

Borderstep deepens city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles

  • 2013, Berlin, Germany

The goal of the collaboration between Borderstep and the LACI is to intensify the cooperation between the sister cities in the area of green start-ups and to support start-ups from both cities in accessing new markets. More

Borderstep News

Echoing Green: Borderstep supports green talents 08.03.2018

Linda Bergset, senior researcher at the Borderstep Institute, was one of the reviewers for the Climate Fellowship 2018 of Echoing Green. The Fellowship promotes innovative ideas from around the world on topics such as water, waste and energy. More

StartGreen Competitors Successful at Cleantech Open 27.02.2018

Two victorious startups from the 2017 StartGreen Award and winners of the German preselection for the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition succeeded again in California. Matteco scored second place in the “Seed Track” category (1 of 3 categories), while Ineratec, a spin-off company of KIT, won in the “Scale Track” category. More

Call for papers for the International Technology Management Conference 16.02.2018

The 24th ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference will take place from June 17 – 20, 2018 in Stuttgart (Germany). Dr. Severin Beucker is co-chair of the session „Sustainability in Innovation & Entrepreneurship“. The call for papers is open until March 15th 2018. More