Welcome to ISSO – the laboratory for social &
sustainable business innovation!
Today, sustainabilty has become a focus topic in both business and society. Our
current global social and ecological challenges justify this movement and require us
to act. This situation has led to a point where “sustainability” is being claimed by
countless products, companies & organisations.
Have we thus solved the challenges for the future? No.
Our idea is to go one step further and show practical examples of how sustainable
economy could look like in the future. To that end we have founded “ISSO” – the
Institute for Social and Sustainable Oikonomics. It’s our goal to become a “civil
society laboratory” - a place where ideas are born and supported in their
implementation by us and our partners in business & science.
The search for these ideas takes place in various ways. The ISSO|lab serves as the
ideal plattform to experiment with social & sustainable innovation. Furthermore, it
helps entrepreneurs to build up a network and meet other “change agents” - those
people who actively drive social change.
In cooperation with universities we are initiating interdisciplinary research around
the concept of a sustainable economy. Our goal is to identify concepts that can
serve as a model for our region and beyond. You are invitded to participate in this
search and implement your idea at ISSO. Feel free to contact us for further
A platform for exchanges
ISSO|talk provides the backdrop
for exchanges between people
from academia, business and
My sustainable business
We support Social & Sustainable
Entrepreneurs in the
development of their business
ideas. Learn more about our
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2. Startup Weekend Koblenz -
Next Stop. Next Start.
Technologiezentrum Koblenz - [more]
Climate protection award 2015
Koblenz - [coming soon]
Fr., 20.03. - Sa., 21.03.2015
SensAbility - The Social
Refreshing minds - redesign a profit-
oriented world, Vallendar - [more]
Update - 19.03.2015
ISSO invests in the best social startup
A natural born writer?
You are proficient in both German and
English? You have a passion for
research & sustainability? Then have a
look at our jobs page.