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.
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