Dr. Willy Bierter, Research Fellow and Innovation Coach

Dr. Willy Bierter

Dr. Willy Bierter is a research fellow at the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. His work focuses on strategic sustainability consulting and knowledge management, conceptualizing and implementing innovation strategies, coaching and managing complex innovation projects, (eco)design of systems, processes, products and services, and the sustainable transformation of businesses and organizations. Further areas include sustainable future markets and technologies as well as mass customization and “technofactories.”

Bierter studied physics at the University of Basel. From 1990 to 1995, he was an external lecturer at ETH Zurich for a course on Environmental Sciences (design of systems and technology). From 1992 to 1996, he was head of the “New Models of Prosperity” research group at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He has been the director of the Product-Life Institute in Geneva since 1995. In addition, he is a member of the Factor 10 Club and vice-president of the Factor 10 Institute in Carnoules (France).


Dr. Willy Bierter
  • Innovation Coach
  • Research Fellow

Borderstep News

Strengthening green start-ups 13.12.2018

With a total of 12 events from the Ruhr area to the Black Forest, Borderstep will be exploring the green start-up scene in Germany from February 2019. The purpose of the format is to convey knowledge about the general conditions, the significance, the trends and the hurdles of green start-ups. More

#SGA18: These are the Winners 21.11.2018

The winners of the StartGreen Awards 2018 and the StartGreen@ School Awards 2018 have been announced. The award ceremony took place for the fourth time in a row as part of "Gründerwoche Deutschland" at the Federal Environment Ministry in Berlin. More

EURAM 2019: Call for papers 26.10.2018

For the track "Sustainability, Circular and Green Tech Innovation" of the EURAM Conference 2019, scientific articles (full papers) can be submitted until 15 January 2019. Borderstep Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is co-chair of the track. More