TAURUS ECO Consulting, founded at the beginning of 2009, is a spin-off from the TAURUS-Institute at the University of Trier (External Link to TAURUS e.V.). The TAURUS Institute, founded in 1995, carries out a vast array of research and consulting studies in the area of sustainable regional development. The co-founding members of TAURUS ECO Consulting are Dr. Klaus Sauerborn and Prof. Dr. Harald Spehl, also members of the TAURUS Institute.