Sustainable entrepreneurship and eco-innovation
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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.


Borderstep News

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

StartGreen@School invited to Helsinki 28.06.2019

The Borderstep project StartGreen@School was selected as the German finalist of the European Enterprise Award. The award is aimed at institutions and authorities that have rendered outstanding services to the promotion of entrepreneurial spirit. More

Green Startup Monitor 2018 26.06.2019

Now available in English: The Green Startup Monitor analyses the significance and challenges of those startups whose products and services contribute to the ecological goals of a Green Economy. More