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

The Green Start-Up Café

BMWK and KfW founder platform

  • 2/21 | 2/28 | 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. each day

Borderstep offers a virtual café for exchanging 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

EURAM Annual Conference 2023

Leading Digital Transformation: Call for Papers

  • 14 - 16 June 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

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

ICT4S 2022

Borderstep presents project results on digitalization in the building sector

  • 2022, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and online

The 8th international conference on ICT and sustainability is organized by the University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria). Borderstep presents a paper describing the methods of the Bitkom Building Study.More

EURAM Annual Conference 2022

Leading Digital Transformation: Call for Papers

  • 2022, Winterthur, Schweiz

The largest European conference for economists brings together management researchers and practitioners in an interdisciplinary dialog. Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter, Director of the Borderstep Institute, is this year's co-chair of the track "Innovation for Circularity, Green Technologies and Sustainability".More

Green Startup Monitor 2022: Press Conference

  • 2022, VIRTUAL

This year, the GSM is published for the fourth time. It is published jointly by Borderstep and the German Startups Association and surveys the green startup scene in Germany.More

Borderstep Impact Forum 2021

As part of the ISPIM Innovation Conference 2021

  • 2021, VIRTUAL

The Borderstep Impact Forum 2021 is dedicated to the topic of sustainability assessment and impact measurement of start-ups.More

Borderstep Impact Forum 2020

As part of the virtual ISPIM Innovation Conference 2020

  • 2020, VIRTUAL

The Borderstep Impact Forum 2020 is dedicated to the topic of sustainability assessment and impact measurement of start-ups. It is part of the virtual ISPIM Innovation Conference 2020.More

Borderstep News

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

Borderstep supports EU Commission on the topic of data centers 07.02.2023

Borderstep is researching synergies between data centers and energy systems in the DCESS project, which has just started. How can local energy systems use waste heat and water from data center operations? More

Smart City: How can development be managed? 02.02.2023

In a recent article for the Israel Public Policy Institute, Borderstep co-founder and senior researcher Dr. Severin Beucker looks at the state of the debate on this issue in Germany. The article can be downloaded free of charge. More