Network for Global Innovation (NGIN)
In collaboration with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Borderstep is developing a network for global innovation and working on a “green innovation bridge” connecting the US, Asia, and Europe.
The Network for Global Innovation (NGIN), is expanding joint initiatives and contacts and accessing new markets for green technologies.
NGIN is comprised of four programmatic components:
- Reciprocal Landing Pad Programs
Each NGIN partner will offer a program to facilitate entry into their market. The Los Angeles Landing Pad Program, offered by LACI, includes providing office space, access to mentor, investor, and advisory networks, assistance with personal affairs such as housing, and more
- Investor, Technology, and Customer Showcases
NGIN will convene an international summit at least once a year. The annual Cleantech Global Showcase attracts attendees, including local, state, and federal officials, professional investors, industry thought leaders, and successful entrepreneurs from over 9 countries.
- Commercialization Best Practices and Services
NGIN is a network of premier innovation institutions willing to share best practices. For members who want to either increase the effectiveness of their existing program or start a new incubation program, LACI offers turnkey satellite development consulting services
- Global Online Delivery Platform
NGIN members will have access to a software platform that will help accelerate commercialization and will match investors and investment opportunities in seed, growth, and project finance stages
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