Science with impact: Supporting transformation processes with research results
  • © Rolf Schulten
  • © Rolf Schulten
  • © Rolf Schulten
  • © Rolf Schulten
  • © Rolf Schulten

Borderstep Impact: Events

Exchanging ideas, networking, initiating processes

Borderstep Impact: Events

How can the transformation to sustainable economic processes and lifestyles succeed? What political, social and technical course must be set for this? This is what Borderstep researches as an independent and non-profit research institute. The major challenges facing our society – from climate change to energy efficiency – require scientifically sound solutions and sustainable strategies for action. The Borderstep Institute consistently orients its research toward this.

Our motto is “Science with impact!” That is why we strengthen and support people with vision and innovative ideas that make sustainability a practical reality. We do not research for the bookcase. That is why we make our knowledge from our studies and projects available to the public – also in the form of free event formats. With our Borderstep Impact formats, we want to exchange ideas, establish networks, initiate processes. Move the future together with us!

Borderstep Impact Dialog

The dialog format aims to transfer Borderstep research into policy and practice. Borderstep discusses the data and findings from studies and projects with cooperation partners and implementation actors in a compact format of one to three hours. How do research results become social impact? What political decision-making processes are needed to achieve this? How can innovations and the promoters who drive them be supported?

Planned Impact Dialogs

October 2023: Diffusion and communication strategies for intelligent building technology.

14. November: Final conference in the “Hydrogen as a Panacea” project

November 2023: Impact Business Models: Measure what counts!

November 2023: Data Centre Heat Exchange with AI-Technologies.

Borderstep Impact Forum

The half-day to one-day conference format Borderstep Impact Forum presents and discusses current Borderstep research results under a transformation-oriented guiding question. The format includes parallel workshops, plenary sessions, impulses, and lectures. Borderstep organizes the individual program items together with cooperation and project partners.

Impact Forum 2021: Innovating Our Common Future. As part of the ISPIM

Impact Forum 2019: Giving digitization a direction

Impact Forum 2017: Earn money and improve the world

Impact Forum 2012: Diffusion paths for sustainability innovations

Dialog series: Strengthen Green Startups!

The dialog series: Strengthen Green Startups! aimed to provide knowledge about the framework conditions, the importance, the trends and the hurdles of green startups. The partner of the dialogue series was the German Startup Association.

The event format, which was funded by the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU), supported initiatives to promote green startups in a target-group-oriented manner. From 2019 to 2021, Borderstep and the German Startup Association, together with cooperation and project partners, conducted a total of 12 dialogue events, spread across Germany.

Click here for an overview of all dialog events