Niklas Gudowsky is a researcher focusing on participatory foresight in the area of technology and sustainability. He is also editor of the ITA-dossiers, a publication series, which summarises core results of current research with a focus on options for actions in politics and society.
PhD programme at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna (2011-2017). In his doctoral thesis, he analysed development and application of a transdisciplinary foresight method for demand oriented science, technology and innovation governance. Diploma in Biology (MSc) with a focus on Ecology und Human Ecology, studying at the Universities of Vienna, Frankfurt/Main and Lisbon, graduated in 2010 with a thesis on the role of information in participatory processes.
In April 2014, Niklas Gudowsky joined ITA as a researcher. Between 2012 and 2013 he worked as a process consultant with Innovendo, a consultancy firm specialised in ambient assisted living. From 2010 to 2012, he contributed to different projects in the area of technology and sustainability at ITA. During his education, he was a research assistant at the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna.
His publications mainly focus on the analysis of participatory methods that include lays, experts and stakeholders in research processes and knowledge based policy advice.