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International Conference on Raw Materials and Energy in a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

  • September 2017, Cracow, Poland

"Transformation Towards a Green Economy" is the title of Klaus Fichters lecture on the International Conference on Raw Materials and Energy in a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy.More

A – Z of financing for green economy startups: an introduction to the options

  • July 2017, Berlin, Germany

This event is for everyone interested in funding their clean-tech, green, sustainability startup and those looking to get a good introduction to the various financing are available to startupsMore

Borderstep Impact Forum 2017

How do innovations and start-ups have to be funded in order for the transformation toward a green economy to succeed?

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

How should innovations and start-ups be funded for the successful transformation toward a green economy? This question took center stage at the Borderstep Impact Forum 2017 held at the Max Planck Society's Harnack-Haus in Berlin-Dahlem.More

Startup Camp Berlin 2017

Green Startup Focus Camp at SCB17

  • April 2017, Berlin, Germany

Borderstep Institute organizes the green startup focus camp at Startup Camp Berlin 2017 (SCB17), focusing on the needs of early stage green startups.More

Energy Transition Award

Borderstep on the jury of the Start Up Energy Transition Award

  • March 2017, Berlin, Germany

Borderstep helped with the research in the run-up to the competition. Dr. Severin Beucker, founder of and partner in the Borderstep Institute, also brings scientific expertise in the field of energy to the jury.More

Roundtable: “Promoting Green Start-ups”

Part of the PAGE Ministerial Conference

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

Promoting green start-ups: That is the title of a roundtable organized by Borderstep. The event is part of the PAGE Ministerial Conference "Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the Sustainable Development Goals".More

Business development trip to California

Support for the water management sector when entering the US market

  • 2016, Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA

The Borderstep Institute is organizing a five-day business development trip to California for the water management sector in cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco (GACC West) and German Water Partnership.More

SHIFTing the Support of Entrepreneurship in Eco-Innovation

The Roles of Universities, Incubators, Business Development Organisations, Design Service Providers, Funders and Interagents

  • 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The workshop is the final event for the project SHIFT – Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation, a research project supported by the ECO-INNOVERA Network.More

Energy Efficiency Export Initiative

Business development trip for companies involved in green IT

  • 2015, San Francisco, USA

As part of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) Export Initiative for Energy Efficiency ("Energy Efficiency made in Germany"), a green IT business delegation made a trip to San Francisco in California from November 2 to 6, 2015.More

Building a Global Cleantech Innovation Ecosystem

International Expert Workshop

  • 2014/2015, Berlin, Germany

Together with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the Borderstep Institute established a forum and network on green innovation with the objective of bringing together leaders in this field from around the globe.More

Borderstep News

Borderstep spin-off closes financing round 07.11.2022

The Borderstep spin-off ImpactNexus has now closed its first round of financing. The start-up offers solutions for sustainability reporting and impact management. The target group of the offering is primarily venture capital and private equity portfolio managers. More

Impact management: Borderstep expertise for urban food organizations 01.11.2022

In an international workshop for the EdiCitnet project, Borderstep presented various concepts around the topic of impact management and presented practical examples. Representatives of urban food initiatives participated. More

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action honors Borderstep project 24.10.2022

The European joint project "ScaleUp4Sustainability" won the German preliminary round of the European Enterprise Awards. Borderstep director and project leader Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter now accepted the certificate at the BMWK.  More