“Technology alone is not bringing solutions, we have to design technology with purpose”
“The Borderstep Institute allows us to be in the cutting edge research on Innovation and Sustainability”
“To measure the actual impact of startups, you have to look at the enablers, if the startup business has competences to have a high sustainability impact and the potential of their impact”
“There are many investors interested on impact investment, they want to create a sustainability and social impact with the startup. So, we use AI to automate the impact assessment process for each business”
“Academia has contributed to support Business to integrated reporting and activities to integrate financial, sustainability, social impact and future business models in one annual report”
“The most important is the mindset on being a sustainable company”
“Innovation is a new solution for a real world problem. Solutions have to solve fundamental challenges like climate change”
“Collaboration for Innovation, for me it’s to connect my teaching with collaboration with Industry, in some modules we connect students to work with companies and startups with business challenges around sustainability, for instance, how to become a carbon neutral company. It’s challenge based learning”
“We are bringing together the students and the business challenges”
Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter
Professor Innovation Management & Sustainability at University of Oldenburg
Founder & Director at Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability in Germany
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