InnoCo: Establishment and Development of Radical Innovations
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Innovation Communities: Development of Radical Innovations


The goal of the joint Innovation Communities (InnoCo) project was to work out the role played by innovation communities and their contribution to successful processes for the emergence and diffusion of fundamental innovations.

Theoretical and empirical research provided the basis for formulating a concept for establishing and developing innovation communities, which is to be transferable to various sectors of the economy and fields of application.

Working in collaboration with partners in the fields of carbon nanotubes, photovoltaics, and ICT solutions for residential buildings, Borderstep identified and developed powerful methods and tools for supporting innovation communities.

Borderstep News

Responsible Innovation Story with Borderstep 15.12.2020

What is the state of sustainability in Europe? And what do sustainable business models look like in concrete terms? Responsible Innovation Story" explores these questions in an interview with Borderstep founder Klaus Fichter. More

Special Issue on Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures 21.10.2020

The Journal of Cleaner Production is planning a special issue to evaluate and forecast the impact of start-ups on sustainability. Borderstep director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is guest editor. Proposals can be submitted. More

Green start-ups need more tailwind 21.07.2020

An article on the Bertelsmann Foundation's innovation platform presents the Green Startup Monitor 2020. The team of authors analyzes which forms of funding help the community. One example is the StartGreen Award, which Borderstep has been presenting since 2015 as part of the Startup Week Germany. More