Markus Weißkopf is Executive Director at Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) where he has been since January 2012. WiD is an initiative of several leading German science research organizations to bring together science and society and encourage dialogue between them. Markus studied politics and management in Konstanz (Germany) and Madrid (Spain). After starting his career as a consultant, he established the “Haus der Wissenschaft” (House of Science) in Braunschweig (Germany) and became its Executive Director shortly after. With WiD he organizes dialogue events on controversial topics of research, runs exhibitions and competitions, and develops new formats for science communication.