Sustainable Innovation & Green Economy
Hydrogen as a panacea?
The aim of the project is to analyze in which areas hydrogen appears to be useful for achieving the climate targets and how directional certainty can be created.
Governance of radical environmental innovations
Radical system innovations are slow to transform markets. Borderstep investigated how such processes can be accelerated by an activating state.
Solar heat pump – heating and cooling with the help of the sun
The project aims to promote understanding of the need for rapid action against climate change and to draw attention to the possibilities of using heat pumps.
Adaptive facade collectors for solar architecture
The ArKol research project was developing novel thermal solar collectors for use in building facades. Borderstep supports the project consortium on behalf of Fraunhofer ISE.
The project aimed to develop an overall political concept for social change processes towards a Green Economy. Success factors for transformation processes were derived from case studies.
ProSHAPE developed a control approach and business models that enable decentralized energy management in quarters.
Demonstration of the benefit of solar thermal blinds (DESTINI)
With DESTINI, the solar thermal blind is being implemented for the first time in the largest European innovation quarter near Frankfurt a.M. The Borderstep Institute is supporting the project.
Structural change in the automotive industry
The project analyses the structural change in the automotive industry triggered by globalisation, digitalisation and climate protection.
Governance of Radical Environmental Innovations (Go)
Radical system innovations only slowly lead to the transformation of markets. The project investigates how such processes can be accelerated by an activating state.
Climate Protection Potentials of the Digital Transformation
The project, which is funded by the BMBF under the research priority "Economics of Climate Change", aims to determine whether digitisation will lead to more or less climate protection overall.
Further development of German environmental innovation policy
In order to achieve ambitious environmental goals, an additional push of environmental innovations is needed. The aim was to develop strategies for promoting environmental innovations.
Policy advice: climate technology study
Goal of the climate technology study was to develop an overview of German products, services, cooperation in the climate adaptation and mitigation market.
Diffusion paths for sustainable innovations
The project’s aim was to study the conditions and factors involved in the diffusion processes of sustainable innovations, as well as to study the strategies which led to success.