Max Priebe joined the Competence Center Foresight of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in April 2020. Here, he is leading and researching in projects concerned with participatory formats for strategic foresight, technology assessment, and research & innovation policy.
The objective of his Ph.D. research at the Institute for Science in Society of the Radboud University is to investigate the science and technology of participatory practices for transformative policymaking by drawing from a range of cases in participatory foresight. Previously, Max studied regional science, history, and sociology at HU Berlin and UC Berkeley. With a discourse-analytical study of Berlin's Smart City Vision, he completed his master's degree in futures studies at Freie Universität in 2017, where he is now instructing seminars. From 2017 to 2019, he conducted research on innovative participation at the Institute for Urban Futures at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and coordinated the piloting of open geodata and simulations for participatory urban development.