Research award for Borderstep
Prof. Klaus Fichter, founder and director of the Borderstep Institute, and his co-authors were awarded the FGF Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research Award 2016 for an article on the development of sustainability-oriented business models.
The award was presented at this year’s G-Forum, the annual entrepreneurship research conference of the Association for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Research (FGF, Förderkreis Gründungs- und Innovationsforschung). The award is sponsored by the Hans Sauer Foundation and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.
Business model development is a key issue for entrepreneurial success. The requirements of business model development are still far from clearly established from the perspective of sustainable development, i.e. taking an integrative view of economic, ecological, and social sustainability. Both practice and research still lack a unified understanding of the requirements that have to be met for business model development to be considered sustainable or sustainability-oriented.
The contribution thus provides specific reference points for entrepreneurial practice and creates a sound basis of understanding for further research on business model development and sustainable entrepreneurship.
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