Max Priebe joined the Competence Center Foresight of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in April 2020. Here, he is project leader and researcher in projects concerned with participatory foresight, technology assessment, and research & innovation policy.
As a PhD student at the Institute for Science in Society at Radboud University, he investigates strategic foresight in governments, mission-oriented policy approaches, and public participation for strategy processes. He asks how these concepts travel across space and translate into new contexts, thereby scrutinizing if (transformative) innovation policy triggers policy innovation, reconfigures governance structures and processes.
Previously, Priebe 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 conducting seminars on critical futures studies and STS.