Max Priebe joined the Competence Center Foresight of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in April 2020. As a prospective doctoral student at Fraunhofer ISI, his main focus is on deliberative formats in innovation policy and participatory technology assessment. He studied regional science 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 a lecturer. From 2017 to 2019, he conducted research on innovative participation possibilities at the Institute for Urban Futures at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and coordinated the testing of the use of open geodata and simulations for participatory urban development.