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

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

Los Angeles Cleantech Global Showcase (GloSho)

International Cleantech Event

  • 2015, Los Angeles, USA

The Borderstep Institute for Innovation & Sustainability was hosting the panel “International Market Showcase: Germany” at the 2nd LA Cleantech Incubator’s Global Showcase (GloSho) Summit.More

Leaders in Green Incubation

International Expert Workshop

  • 2014, Berlin, Germany

“Leaders in Green Incubation” was the title of an international expert workshop organized by the Borderstep Institute on 20 May 2014 at the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC).More

Borderstep News

BPW: Borderstep promotes Special Award Sustainability 17.06.2022

The Special Award Sustainability of the Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg (BPW) is endowed with 5,000 euros and is jointly sponsored by BPW and Borderstep. Borderstep Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is a member of the jury and will present the prize to the winning team on July 4, 2022. More

EEPA: Borderstep project wins German preliminary round 14.06.2022

The European joint project "ScaleUp4Sustainability" represents Germany in the final of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA). More

Borderstep at the IHK Potsdam foundation meeting 10.06.2022

Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter, founder and director of the Borderstep Institute, will present current research results on green start-ups as keynote speaker. Registration is now open. More