Creativity requires input, and that's what research is. (Gene Luen Yang)

Edible City Initiatives: How to Engage and Retain Employees and Volunteers

  • October 17, 2023 | 14 - 15.30 pm, ONLINE

A good team creates the foundation needed to build a successful edible city initiative or business. In this workshop, we provide important knowledge on how to develop a successful value proposition as an employer.More

Borderstep Impact Dialog: Impact Business Models – Measure What Matters

Joint STARbowl event of ESCP and Borderstep Institute

  • November 13, 2023 | 6 - 9 pm ESCP | Business School, Berlin

At the event, jointly organized by ESCP Business School Berlin and Borderstep Institute, we shed light on how impact assessment and management can be successfully integrated into the business model development of start-ups with practitioners, academics and policy makers.More

DCESS Workshop

  • September 8, 2023 | 9 am - 13 pm | Online

The interactive workshop is designed to present and validate the results of the EU study "Optimising Synergies Between Data Centres And Energy Systems" (DCESS).More

EURAM Annual Conference 2023

Leading Digital Transformation: Call for Papers

  • June 14 - 16, 2023, Trinity College, Dublin, Irland

The conference brings together the European business community. Borderstep Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is co-chair for the track Innovation for Sustainability, Circularity and Green-tech. Scientists are invited to submit their papers.More

Edible City: Sustainable Entrepreneurship Workshop

Founding an edible city initiative: First steps to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey

  • June 26, 2023 | Online

This workshop is about founding an edible city initiative: First steps to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey.More

Sustainable Founding: Inspiration & Good Practice

  • July 18, 2023 | online

Joana Gil, Founder & CEO of Lignopure answers questions from people interested in starting a business and gives practical tips for a sustainable startup.More

Sustainable founding

Events on the founder platform of BMWK and KfW

  • Various

Borderstep offers various events for the exchange of experiences and networking around business ideas for a more ecologically sustainable future. The offer is free of charge.More

Green Startup Monitor 2023: Press conference

  • March 29, 2023

The Green Startup Monitor (GSM) is jointly published by Borderstep and the Startup Verband and measures green startup activity in Germany. The press conference is open to all.More

European Enterprise Promotion Awards

Award ceremony during the SME Assembly of the EU Commission

  • 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

For the 16th time, the jury of the European Commission will award outstanding projects and initiatives for the promotion of entrepreneurship with the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA). Borderstep is nominated with the project ScaleUp4Sustainability.More

Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg (BPW)

Presentation of the Special Award Sustainability

  • 2022, Berlin

As a partner of the Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg (BPW), the Borderstep Institute sponsors the Special Award Sustainability, which will be awarded during the 3rd BPW 2022 award ceremony on July 4.More

Borderstep News

Join our Book Release: Sun Wind & Wires 28.11.2023

The Atlas of an Energy System in Transition combines energy industry expertise with the captivating aesthetics of Ellery Studio. The book will be launched online on December 7, 2023. More

Research Alliance with ESCP Business School 03.11.2023

Borderstep forms a research alliance with ESCP Business School’s Chair for Corporate Sustainability. The jointly organized STARbowl event "Impact Business Models: Measure What Matters!" on Nov 13, 2023 kicks off this alliance. Register now! More

Heat pumps way out of gas dependence 03.03.2023

Borderstep co-founder Dr. Jens Clausen is co-author of a study on heat pumps presented by ScientistsForFuture just in time for the global climate strike. It shows that in just three years, Germany can reduce up to 60% of the amount of gas previously covered by Russian gas. More