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

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

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

Network for Global Innovation (NGIN)

In collaboration with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Borderstep is developing a network for global innovation network and working on a “green innovation bridge” connecting the US, Germany, and Europe.More

OIKOS international

students for sustainable economics and management

Borderstep supports summer schools and events in the context of oikos International—students for sustainable economics and management.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