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

Zukunft Transatlantica

The Future of Transatlantic Innovation, Ecopreneurs and Sustainable Start-ups

  • 2018, Berlin, Germany

Linda Bergset participates as an expert in the Zukunft Transatlantica. The conference brings together actors from the USA and Europe in Berlin who are committed to green solutions. More

US exchange students at the Borderstep Institut

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

  • 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

Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019

The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More

Digitisation = climate protection? 31.07.2019

Cloud Computing, 3D-Printing, Big Data, Industry 4.0: The world of work and life is changing drastically due to digitalization. How does this affect climate protection? This is the focus of the CliDiTrans project of the Borderstep Institute. More

Interview: Germany, Green Energy Valley 01.07.2019

Clean Energy Wire interviewed Borderstep founder Prof. Klaus Fichter about the start-up scene in Germany. How important is the engineering spirit of the country? More