Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer and expert in responsible innovation. Trained in Design (BA) and Public Policy (MPP), she has extensive experience in developing and leading participatory processes in the context of societal transformations. Since 2015, she has been Director of Politics for Tomorrow, a non-partisan initiative that promotes public innovation capacity and works with political-administrative institutions from the local to the highest federal level in Germany. Currently, she is supporting the Berlin Senate Chancellery and CityLAB as part of the Smart City core team in the co-creative design of the new strategy development. For the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, she initiated the Academy, which has been providing space for experiential learning and creative responses to public challenges since 2018. She is also a member of various advisory boards and teaches as an author of “Public Design” across different disciplines.