Markus is Nesta's public affairs lead for NGI Forward.

Markus' work cuts across digital, environmental and creative industries policy. He collaborates with innovators, researchers and governments to address the long-term challenges facing the internet and digital economy. 

Markus acts as policy and public affairs lead for NGI Forward, a Nesta-led project under the European Commission's Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, which aims to build a more democratic, inclusive and sustainable internet by 2030.

Prior to joining Nesta, Markus worked as a public affairs consultant for companies in the tech, manufacturing and creative industries and as a researcher, studying political communications. Outside of work, he takes an interest in illustration, board games, and the history of technology.