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

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