Lia Meißner

"Strategic foresight methods provide a systematic approach to analyzing complex challenges, identifying opportunities and risks early on and developing robust strategies. They also fire the imagination and encourage decision-makers to enter new spaces of possibility."

Focus of work

  • Strategic foresight and technology impact assessment
  • Participatory strategy development
  • Social and political Psychology
  • Systemic counselling

Curriculum vitae

Since 2021, Lia Meißner has been an expert for foresight and technology impact assessment at the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit). Previously, she worked in the Competence Center Foresight at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research and in policy consulting. In her function as a scientific consultant at iit, she leads study projects and designs participatory processes of strategic foresight for clients from politics and business.

Lia Meißner studied psychology at the University of Zurich and "Philosophy, Politics, and Economics" at the University of Witten/Herdecke. She also completed a three-year training in systemic therapy and counselling at the GST Berlin with a focus on organizational development, team building and strategy development.

Teaching assignments

"Inventing the Future: Eine Einführung in die Zukunftsforschung“, Summer Term 2019 (University Witten/Herdecke, Germany)


Jetzke, Tobias; Sebastian Abel; Meißner, Lia; Richter, Stephan; Michelmann, Jakob; Ziegler, Oliver; Domröse, Lena; Knörzer, Ulrike; Olliges, Julia; Keppner, Benno (2023): From Quantum Computing to the Future of Inner Cities to a New World (Dis-)Order
Jetzke, Tobias; Meißner, Lia; Czerniak-Wilmes, Julia; Kind, Sonja; Bogenstahl, Christoph (2023): Sustainable Cooling – nachhaltige Kühlstrategien. TAB-Kurzstudie Nr. 4. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB).
Bertschek, Irene; Ohnemus, Jörg; Erdsiek, Daniel; Andres, Raphaela; Viete, Steffen ; Rammer, Christian; Kimpeler, Simone; Meißner, Lia (2019): Monitoringbericht Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft 2019. Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi), Berlin.