Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. (Helen Keller)

Open District Hub (ODH)

The reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the most important challenges of our time. The Open District Hub e.V. makes a significant contribution to the solution. It is driving forward the fully integrated and automated sector coupling in the district.More

Aalto University

Aalto University Finland is a multidisciplinary university in the fields of science, economics, and art and design. Borderstep collaborates with its NODUS Sustainable Design Research Group and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS)More

FGF Sustainable Entrepreneurship working group

Borderstep is a member of the Association for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Research (Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung FGF), the leading scientific association for start-ups and entrepreneurship in German-speaking countries.More

German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), San Francisco

Borderstep and the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco (GACC West) are collaborating on diverse projects centered around cleantech.More

Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Borderstep is collaborating with Germany Trade and Invest in Berlin and San Francisco in the field of cleantech. GTAI is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.More

German Water Partnership (GWP)

German Water Partnership is a network of companies, institutions and associations of the German water industry.More

Green IT Research Forum

Borderstep co-founded the Green IT Research Forum. The platform was established by leading research institutions in German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) in 2009 to foster exchange on developments in Green IT and to accompany such research by holding regular events for exchange on the topic.More

ISPIM International Society for Professional Innovation Management

Borderstep is actively involved in the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) such as through organizing special sessions on sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation at the annual ISPIM conferences.More

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Working jointly with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Borderstep is developing green networks and working on a “green innovation bridge” connecting the US, Germany, and Europe.More

Linköping University

Linköping University is now one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions and a research-based university. Borderstep collaborates with the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management and EngineeringMore

Borderstep News

Borderstep Impact Guide published 14.10.2021

What impact do start-up support programs have on the economy, environment & society? This is hardly ever analyzed. The Borderstep IMPACT Guide offers practical approaches to evaluate and manage the impact of these programs. More

ImpactNexus: Sustainability as a success factor 02.09.2021

Borderstep celebrates the 15th year of its existence with its first spin-off. The start-up ImpactNexus, a spin-off of the Borderstep Institute, develops digital solutions for assessing start-ups. More

NGIN: Borderstep on grand challenges 05.08.2021

In their newest web series, the international network NGIN is putting their members into the spotlight! Borderstep co-founder and CEO Dr. Severin Beucker, explains what science can do to tackle grand challenges. More