For the future of the energy transition

Open District Hub (ODH)

The reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the most important challenges of our time. The Open District Hub e.V. (ODH), founded in 2018, makes a significant contribution to the solution. It is driving forward the fully integrated and automated sector coupling in the district.

The ODH is focusing on an ICT ecosystem for holistic, fully integrated and automated sector coupling. This enables innovative business models that contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Existing isolated applications are linked in an economically viable manner, resulting in an open and scalable system solution along the value chain. The Open District Hub e.V. helps to create the appropriate regulatory framework for this.

The Borderstep Institute is an active member of the ODH through Dr. Severin Beucker and is involved in Working Group 1: Business Models, Use Cases & Requirements.

Further members of the association are well-known companies from the fields of energy and real estate, neighborhood development and building automation. In addition, there are members from research, consulting as well as associations and federations.

Borderstep News

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

Green Startup Monitor 2020 15.07.2020

The key findings of our Green Startup Monitor 2020 are now available in English! Read about the key hurdles and the measures we recommend. More