Sustainable entrepreneurship and eco-innovation
The Borderstep Institute has contributed to developments in the fields of green economy and sustainable entrepreneurship for several years. Borderstep carries out empirically based research on transatlantic trends, developments, and dynamics of green markets.
Ongoing initiatives include the StartUp4Climate, a national German start-up initiative, the Green Economy Start-up Monitor, a regular survey on start-up activities in the areas of green technologies, renewable energies, energy efficiency, circular economy, and climate protection as well as GreenUpInvest, a research initiative exploring financing conditions and options for green start-up’s.
Borderstep is also actively involved in the ISPIM—the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, and is organizing special sessions on sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation at the annual ISPIM conferences.
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