Transitioning to a green economy
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Transitioning to a green economy

The Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability developed a research agenda for the green economy on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The background study was prepared in collaboration with adelphi consult. The goal was to analyze potentials, drivers, and obstacles for transforming the German economy into a green economy, and to formulate recommendations for action. Working with actors from the business, academic, and political communities, as well as society at large, the BMBF sought to identify new fields for research and innovation in the transformation to a green economy and determine fields of action to promote these innovations.

Carried out jointly by Borderstep and adelphi consult, the project focused on analyzing the international market potential for innovative technologies and services in the areas of housing, mobility, and food. The aim was to identify key cross-market innovations for the transformation into a green economy.

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