Dr. Severin Beucker is co-founder and CEO of the Borderstep Institute, where he is responsible for organization and international partnerships. He has conducted numerous research projects and innovation and policy analyses for European and German institutions. His research emphasizes the analysis and support of innovation networks in complex technology development processes. He has extensive knowledge about business models, resource productivity, and the cost-effectiveness of new technology, particularly in sustainable and smart solutions for energy production and consumption.
Since 2012, Beucker has been visiting professor at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, where he teaches innovation and cooperation management. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. From 1999 to 2006 he worked for the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management at the University of Stuttgartand for the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering. In this position, he managed research projects in the public and private sector and led research teams and task forces on technology management at the Fraunhofer Society, one of Europe’s largest organizations for applied research. He completed his doctoral thesis in engineering science in 2005 at the University of Stuttgart.
Beucker spent several years abroad in European countries, Latin America and the US. He is member of several international organizations such as with a UNEP Working Group of the International Resource Panel. He can communicate in English, Spanish and French. Severin has strong ties to California, where some family members live. He is a passionate rock climber and mountain biker.
Heat pumps way out of gas dependence 03.03.2023
Borderstep co-founder Dr. Jens Clausen is co-author of a study on heat pumps presented by ScientistsForFuture just in time for the global climate strike. It shows that in just three years, Germany can reduce up to 60% of the amount of gas previously covered by Russian gas. More
Borderstep supports EU Commission on the topic of data centers 07.02.2023
Borderstep is researching synergies between data centers and energy systems in the DCESS project, which has just started. How can local energy systems use waste heat and water from data center operations? More
Smart City: How can development be managed? 02.02.2023
In a recent article for the Israel Public Policy Institute, Borderstep co-founder and senior researcher Dr. Severin Beucker looks at the state of the debate on this issue in Germany. The article can be downloaded free of charge. More