German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), San Francisco
Borderstep and the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco (GACC West) are collaborating on diverse projects centered around cleantech.
Together with GACC Borderstep initiated business tours on energy-efficient data centers, energy efficient buildings and water technologies for small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany with the objective to initiate contacts and market opportunities at the West Coast.
Focus is on exchanging experiences with US companies, financial institutions, the business development community, and other actors.
GACC West concentrates its work on future-oriented industries such as renewable energies, smart grids, e-mobility, and IT. The organization serves as point of contact for all companies with an interest in doing business in the US, and provides a broad range of services. GACC West also hosts business and political delegations in order to bring German decision-makers and American partners together, and thus enhance bilateral exchange between Germany and the US.
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