Alexandra Widrat, Researcher

Alexandra Widrat

Alexandra Widrat is a researcher in the field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Borderstep Institute. Her research interests are green start-ups and sustainable business models as drivers of sustainability transformation. She is currently involved in the projects EdiCitNet (Edible Cities Network – Integrating Edible City Solutions for socially resilient and sustainably productive cities) and Sustainability4All (Sustainability as a success factor for all start-ups) and supports, the platform for the green start-up community.

Alexandra previously worked at Borderstep as a trainee on topics including impact measurement of start-ups and start-up support programmes (IMPACT of sustainability-oriented start-up support) and student-business collaboration in innovative green venturing formats (ScaleUp4Sustainability).

She has an interdisciplinary background with a BA in Sinology from Leipzig University and a MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University. Prior to joining Borderstep, Alexandra Widrat worked for a sustainability consultancy in Berlin and in international cooperation in a Chinese-German partnership project at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).


Alexandra Widrat
  • Researcher

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