Dr. Jens Clausen, a mechanical engineer, is a co-founder of the Borderstep Institute and a senior researcher as well as head of Borderstep’s office in Hannover, Germany. His work focuses on research into start-ups and innovation as well as sustainable markets of the future, with a special focus on heating and cooling, climate adaptation, and green IT.
After obtaining his degree as a graduate engineer, Jens Clausen worked for Continental AG as a product development and application engineer. From 1993 to 2000, he served on the DIN Standards Committee “Principles of Environmental Protection.” In 2004, he obtained his doctorate at the Institute for Institutional and Socio-Economics of the University of Bremen. He has advised the Startup Impuls Gründerwettbewerb (a start-up competition) for the Hannover region as a reviewer since 2006.
Jens Clausen’s home is made of wood and has a sod roof, is too large, and part of an ecological model neighborhood dating back to the 1980s. Since his two sons can now mostly take care of themselves, he has started reading long books again. His best ideas come to him when he is walking the family’s terrier, which is why he always takes his cellphone along.
Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019
The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More
Digitisation = climate protection? 31.07.2019
Cloud Computing, 3D-Printing, Big Data, Industry 4.0: The world of work and life is changing drastically due to digitalization. How does this affect climate protection? This is the focus of the CliDiTrans project of the Borderstep Institute. More
Interview: Germany, Green Energy Valley 01.07.2019
Clean Energy Wire interviewed Borderstep founder Prof. Klaus Fichter about the start-up scene in Germany. How important is the engineering spirit of the country? More