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Dipl.-Kffr. & M.A. Myriam Preiss


Chair of Innovation Management


Thielallee 73
Raum 006
14195 Berlin

Short CV:

Since 2017 Researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the Professorship of Innovation Management, School of Business and Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
2019 Master of Arts, Futures Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
2015-2019 Futures Studies, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
2012-2015 Author, Axel-Springer SE, Berlin
2010-2011 PR-consultant, Munich
2009 Diplom-Kauffrau (Master of Science equivalent), Management and Technology (TUM-BWL), Technische Universität München
2004-2009 Management and Technology (TUM-BWL), Technology specialisation: Mechanical Engineering, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München
2004-2008 Student researcher, Assistant to project coordinator, German Institute of Science and Technology (today: TUM Asia), Munich (including 5 month research stay in Singapore)


Innovation Management and Research, Seminar and Practical Exercise, Master Programme Futures Studies, Winter 2017/18

Innovation Management and Research, Practical Exercise, Master Programme Futures Studies, Winter 2019/20

Supervision of multiple Master & Bachelor Thesises (ongoing)

Research interests:

Participation in Science and Research
Technology Assessment & Collingridge-Dilemma
Public participation
Socio-technical futures
Scenario technique
Responsible Research and Innovation
Social Innovation
Open Science (and Research)
(Participatory) Foresight

Main research project:

Food for the Future - food4future (F4F) 

Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research under the call "Agricultural Systems of the future". For futher information on this project and all other subprojects please visit the "Research" section of our Professorship website or the project-website Food4Future.

Subproject description - Participation of the public in research projects with different time-horizons:

The aim of the project is to investigate participation of the public in research/innovation processes with short-, medium- and long-term horizons by employing participatory techniques/methods within the project F4F. Various and diverse positive effects are currently attributed to participation of the public which has become mandatory in many research and innovation projects. However, many questions about participation are unanswered, especially when it comes to projects with very long-term horizons. Under what conditions is participation in projects with different time horizons useful and provides insights or knowledge for the participants (penetration depth)? Which parts of the public (citizens, stakeholders, experts etc.) add value within participative processes? When is public participation useful? Are expert opinions more substantial? Here, acceptance research is reaching its limits because this discourse has to be focused on possible, probable and desirable futures - while considering the unknowingness of future needs. The latter are associated with great uncertainties and non-knowledge i.e. the lack of concrete ideas - in science as well as in public. The overall objective of the subproject is to investigate the usefulness and effectiveness of various methods for participation of the public in research projects with different time horizons. Accordingly the project uses the whole F4F-project as research-object. Thus, the project is located on a meso/macro level: the participation of the public can be understood as a dialogue on a macro level, the investigation of the feedback into the consortium takes place on the meso level.
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Carsten Dreher (FUB)
Researcher: Dipl.-Kffr./ M.A. Myriam Preiss (FUB)
Project partners: IGZ, ATB, ZMT, PYCO, pmp, InnoMat, Osram, Terra Urbana, ADM Wild, HUB-IRI THESys, HUB

Further research projects:

New Food Systems (NFS)

Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research under the call "Innovationsräume Bioökonomie". For futher information on this project please visit the "Research" section of our Professorship website.

Inklusive Food Systems Transitions (IFST)

Funded by the Berlin University Alliance under the Call "Social cohesion". Currently (August 2020) under review.

Current work:

Preiss, M.; Dreher, C.; Schreiner, M. (manuscript). Trends shaping Western European agro-food systems of the future

Publications and conference contributions (peer reviewed):

Preiss, M.: Public participation in science and research - Insights about the importance of the factor time in participation processes in the context of German agriculture & food system transitions, EU-SPRI conference 2020 (online track due to SarsCoV2), paper-presentation 05.06.2020

Preiss, M.: Public participation in research with differing time horizons, IST conference 2019 (Ottawa, Canada), presentation, 24.06.2019