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.
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