Since January 2012, Markus Weißkopf is Executive Director at Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD). The initiative of several leading German science research organisations brings together science and society and encourages dialogue between them. Markus studied politics and management in Constance (Germany) and Madrid. After his occupation as a consultant for organisations, he established the "Haus der Wissenschaft" (House of Science) in Brunswick (Germany) and became its Executive Director shortly after. At WiD he organises dialogue events, exhibitions and competitions on controversial topics of research, and develops new formats for academic communications.