Matthias Meller

Policy Intern at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Matthias Meller
Policy Intern (April - June 2021), Centre for Science and Policy

Matthias is a Master candidate of the graduate programme “Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology” at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In the programme he critically analyses the central role that science, technology and innovation have attained for societies and public policy, with a particular interest for innovation cultures as exemplified in (digital) transformation strategies and discussions of “disruptive technologies”. His current research interest is centred on the power dimensions, particular the economic-infrastructural ones, of digital platforms and their implications for society and policy.

Prior to his graduate studies he was Entrepreneur in Residence at a financial technology startup where he became familiar with the European technology and venture capital scene. He has also worked for a Member of the German Parliament, and as Policy Analyst intern in a Ministry for Digital Affairs. Matthias holds a BA in Philosophy & Economics, having studied in Germany, Canada, and Italy, and is a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Recently, Matthias co-founded an alumni association for students and graduates of the Munich Center for Technology in Society at the Technical University of Munich. Since his time in Italy he is in love with Italian coffee machines, and enjoys hiking along vineyards and the Rhine around his home town of Mainz.

  • In news articles

    Challenges and opportunities for policy-related research capacity building in the MENA region

    What can research do to help policymakers from the MENA region approaching health policy questions affected by conflict?

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    Citizen science and citizen data for more sustainable and democratic infrastructures

    Prof Jennifer Gabrys from the University of Cambridge gave rise to a vivid conversation on how citizen-led data production can make infrastructures more democratic, just and sustainable.